2017 Winter Hours & Closures
EBC will be closed to the public from Saturday, December 16th, 2017 to Monday, January 1st, 2018. There will not be any volunteer opportunities or donation drop-offs during this time. Donations may still be dropped off at our drop-off locations however (Marymoor Self Storage, Red Way Self Storage, Issaquah Highlands Self Storage).
Mark your calendars! The last day of the year that you are able to drop off donations is Thursday, December 14th by 11 am.
EBC Hosts Annual Winter Open House
Join EBC on Thursday, December 7th from 9 am to 12 pm for our annual Winter Open House at the Hub in Issaquah (1510 NW Maple St.). During this busy holiday season, take some time to visit the EBC Central Hub to witness EBC donors and volunteers working together to bring hope to children and their families by filling their orders and ensuring their basic needs are met. There will be cookies, cider and more for all to enjoy!
Issaquah Reporter Newspaper Covers 2017 Helping Kids THRIVE Luncheon
The Issaquah Reporter Newspaper wrote a great article about EBC's 8th annual Helping Kids THRIVE Luncheon. To read the full article, please click here
Host a Drive
Items collected for EBC will be given directly to children who need them. Businesses can host a collection drive to collect high-need items, such as diapers to keep newborn babies dry, or coats to keep kids warm during the chilly winter months. In addition, businesses or groups can also participate in a holiday event as well. For more information on how your group can host a drive or event, please contact Christine White at [email protected]
Please consider including EBC in your giving campaign plans this year! EBC helps more than 800 local kids each week, giving kids what they need to thrive. We promise to put your gift to immediate use, keeping children nourished, secure and ready to learn. Please consider choosing EBC when designating your payroll deduction gift this year.
Amazon is promoting Eastside Baby Corner to its customers and asking shoppers to order diapers and other hygiene items!!
This is an incredible pilot project for us. Please consider sending something our way - we will pass along to a child in need.
This special Amazon List celebrates our partnership with WestSide Baby, who we partner with in SidebySide NW. Through this partnership our organizations provide essential items to keep kids safe, warm and dry by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, and equipment. Together we reach more children in need across King County. Thank you in advance for your support! As an added bonus, order through Amazon Smile and your order will always generate a $$ gift!
You voted us a FAVORITE in ParentMap's Golden Teddy Awards! Thank you!
Each year ParentMap surveys its readers all over the Puget Sound to find out which local businesses and organizations they love. This year EBC was selected as a finalist for Best Kid/Family Volunteering Opportunity! EBC is proud to welcome kids as young a 7 years old (with a parent) to volunteer at the Hub, and we're so glad that families love the opportunity to volunteer together. You can read more about the honor here.
And the Triple Crown winner is ...
On May 6th twenty five local businesses began a month-long diaper collection competition to see who could bring in the most diapers for local kids in need. After five nail biting weeks of steep competition, the 2nd Annual Diaper Derby comes to a close with PROLIANCE ORTHOPAEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE taking home the Triple Crown. See the division winners plus more on the Diaper Derby Page.
Eastside Baby Corner realizes mission of helping more kids in the region, opens branch in the West Sound
Eastside Baby Corner has opened a branch in the West Sound, realizing its vision of helping more kids in the region have the basics - like diapers, clothing and food - so they can have a better start in life. Grand opening ceremonies are scheduled for June 4th at the Bremerton location. Read more about EBC - West Sound.
Bellevue Collection Runway Show raises $7,500 for Eastside Baby Corner.
Thank you to all of the event attendees!
EBC wins Favorite Nonprofit for 4th year in a row!
Thanks to your vote, we just received the honor of being named the WINNER for the MOST LOVED NONPROFIT in the 2016 Macaroni Kid Snoqualmie Valley - Issaquah GOLD DAISY AWARDS! We truly appreciate all the support that we received during the nomination and the voting process!
Macaroni Kid Snoqualmie Valley - Issaquah is a family-friendly e-newsletter and website of local events and activities for kids, helping parents, grandparents and caretakers to entertain, enrich and exhaust your kids. You can find them at http://snoqualmievalley.macaronikid.com.
Eastside Baby Corner selected for NDBN Funds for Change Grant
Eastside Baby Corner has been selected as one of 29 national recipients of the inaugural Funds for Change grant awarded by the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN). The $2,500 grant will be used to help EBC grow so that we can serve even more kids throughout the Puget Sound.
Eastside Baby Corner announces five new board members
EBC is proud to announce the appointment of five new members of the Board of Directors: Andrew Symons, Jason Hizer, Lucas Mack, Jennifer Craswell and Angela Kennedy. Learn more about these amazing New Board Members.
Windermere Foundation donates $20,000 to Eastside Baby Corner
The Windermere Foundation has once again granted Eastside Baby Corner $20,000 as part of their continuing community support program. The Foundation, a longtime EBC supporter, is supported through home sales as well as individual agents who are able to donate a portion of their commission.
Because of the Foundation, EBC is better able to support 171 programs in local human service agencies, hospitals and schools as they use their expertise to help families become safe, fed and housed. Eastside Baby Corner Executive Director, Renee Zimmerman explains, “Thanks to the generosity of the Windermere Foundation, we will be able to get diapers, formula, car seats and clothing into the hands of the families that need them.”
The Windermere Foundation’s focus is on helping homeless and low-income income families, making EBC a natural fit for the Foundation’s mission.
EBC in the News:
Sammamish, Eastside businesses participate in Diaper Derby
Did you catch that video of Sammamish Mayor Don Gerend in a diaper? It was part of the Sammamish City Council’s efforts to engage the community in a “bottoms-up competition” for Eastside Baby Corner’s 2016 Diaper Derby. Read more
Eastside Baby Corner comes west to Kitsap
Up and running in time for Mother's Day is the newest charity to hit the Kitsap Peninsula — Eastside Baby Corner, an Issaquah-based organization devoted to connecting donors with the community's neediest mothers and their offspring.
Nordstrom employees recently helped EBC with our huge semiannual inventory changeover.
See the magnitude of this project in this Issaquah Press photo story.
Key Club and Kiwanis raise $3,000 for EBC
Read about how the Juanita High School Key Club and Kiwanis used "No-shave November" to raise more than $3,000 for Eastside Baby Corner in this Kirkland Reporter article.
EBC would like to thank Northwest Mom Magazine for including us in their beautiful winter edition.
If you have not heard the EBC story, this article is your chance. Read about our founder Karen Ridlon, and about how this community has spent the last 25 years growing this organization from a kitchen-table start up to a thriving institution that serves as a beacon of hope for more than 700 kids a week!
Melinda Gates recommends supporting EBC!
In the December edition of Alaska Beyond, the Alaska Airlines Magazine, reporter Kristianne Huntsberger talks with Melinda about her Giving Spirit. In the article Melinda provides the names of a few organizations she recommends, including EBC. Find the complete article here (page 42).