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Thanks to your amazing support, EBC is growing!
EBC is pleased to announce the addition of a satellite location in Bothell.
The new Eastside Baby Corner – Northshore will allow providers, and the families they serve, in north King and south Snohomish counties to access the resources and support EBC has been providing current clients for 25 years.
EBC – Northshore, was made possible through a merger with Northshore Baby Corner. We are fortunate to not only be able to add the former NSBC clients to the EBC family, but to also welcome the NSBC volunteers and supporters as well.
Would you like to donate goods in the new location? Donations are accepted at EBC – Northshore on Thursdays from 12PM to 3PM. Donors should check in at the office upon arrival.
There is currently one volunteer shift at EBC – Northshore on Wednesday from 6PM -8PM. Volunteers MUST be 14 or older.
Meet Our Founder – Karen Ridlon
Karen Ridlon founded Eastside Baby Corner (EBC) in 1990. A certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (University of California, San Francisco, 1972), Karen worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in California and Washington, working in well child care, newborn care and newborn ICU support for a number of medical groups and doctors. Karen founded Eastside Baby Corner to fill an unmet need of parents of newborns who lacked basic supplies for their children.
She is Executive Director Emeritus and a lifetime member of the EBC Board of Directors. Karen has been recognized for her efforts with many volunteer awards, including receiving the Leadership Eastside LENi Community Choice Leadership Award in 2013, Distinguished Member Award for the Washington State Chapter of NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) in 2013, Issaquah Schools Foundation Golden Apple Award (2009), and chosen as a UCSF Distinguished Alumni. Karen was a key player in the development of the Issaquah Community Center and has been a tireless contributor to many volunteer efforts over the years including scouting, the public schools, and her church. Karen is the mother of three children and a proud resident of Issaquah, where she lives with her husband.Meet Our Board of Directors and Leadership