EBC's Response to the Coronavirus
As an essential service, EBC is continuing to provide vital goods for children as cities and counties re-open.
EBC - West Sound is accepting used donations in a no-contact fashion on Saturday mornings from 9:30 am-12:00 pm. Your donations can be placed outside the door at EBC - West Sound and a staff member will bring these inside for you. Questions? Contact Madeline Fish at Madelinef@babycorner.org.
EBC - West Sound is accepting car seats, cribs and pack n' plays.
- Pack n plays must be clean and manufactured after 2/19/2014
- Cribs must be clean with all hardware and manufactured within the last eight (8) years
- Car seats must be clean, and within at least one (1) full calendar year of expiration; the expiration date can be found in your owner’s manual.
- EBC staff will confirm usability/expiration
Below are our MOST-NEEDED items at EBC - West Sound:
- Packaged diapers
- Cans of formula
- Unopened packages of diaper wipes
- New clothes
- New Tennis Shoes: especially boy’s size 7 - 12 and girl’s size 8 - 1
- New toys for children (ages 2– 5 years old)
- Maternity clothing: size small
- Safety items: Toilet locks, furniture mounts, cabinet/drawer locks, bicycle helmets (ages 2 - 5 years old)
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You can still help kids, families and EBC!
EBC - West Sound
When you give to EBC - West Sound, you are helping local kids in need have diapers, food, formula, car seats and more that matter so much for their health and well-being.
EBC's Hub in West Sound is working with local agencies to bring essentials to local children living in poverty or crisis in Kitsap and west Pierce counties. With a considerable coverage area that extends from the Hood Canal Bridge to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, EBC – WS is bringing help and hope to many families living in the West Sound.
The EBC - WS Hub is located at 1463 NE Dawn Road, Suite B in Bremerton
You can reach us by phone at 360.616.0235, or by email at email@example.com.
The need in our area
- Every day thousands of people in Kitsap and north Pierce County struggle to put food on their table.
- Nearly 10% of residents receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and 12% of local families with children are living below the poverty line. (American Community Survey, US Census).
- 28% of children under age 5 live below the poverty level.
Because of EBC - WS, young children can be nourished and cared for physically, mentally and emotionally.Because of EBC - WS, parents can be relieved of the stresses of providing necessities so they can focus on other matters that affect the family like housing and employment.
Because of EBC - WS, our partners can focus their professional expertise and services on helping children and families make progress toward their goals.
Where can I learn more?
To learn more about volunteering at or donating to EBC - West Sound, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being Inspired to Change Lives
During his keynote address at the 2014 Helping Kids Thrive luncheon, Dr. Ben de Haan asked the audience, “Why are there not more organizations like Eastside Baby Corner? There should be one in every community!”
Struck by his recognition of the critical role of EBC in the community’s safety net and the need for EBC services in other areas, luncheon guests Barbara Bandoli and Bob Maynard, both Gig Harbor residents, took his words to heart. The two of them encouraged Beverly Kincaid, who lives in Bremerton, to go to an EBC Holiday Open House the month after the luncheon. Beverly caught the fever and the three of them decided to start a new “baby corner” in West Sound. After doing extensive research into the needs of potential partners and into prospective resources, work is now underway to form a branch of EBC, adapted to the unique character of the West Sound region.
In the past, EBC has freely shared our knowledge with other nonprofits, nearby and across the country; over the years, ten organizations learned from us, modeling their operations on EBC. Beverly, Barbara and Bob recognized the most efficient way to duplicate what EBC does is to be EBC. Instead of creating another nonprofit, we are establishing a branch of EBC, sharing our values, culture and business model. The response from our neighbors across the Sound has been overwhelming: social service organizations and schools are thrilled with the possibility of being able to get the clothes, diapers, and formula needed for families in their programs. The new branch will carry forth the mission of giving kids the basics they need not to just survive but to thrive.