Community Begins Here

When you organize a Community Drive,  you are providing goods that are essential to help more than 1,700 kids every month to thrive.

What is a Community Drive?

The keyword is Community.  You are reaching out to your network to collect much-needed goods for kids and families  Your network might be your co-workers, Girl  Scout Troop, synagogue, or school, and you are joining together to provide tangible goods like diapers, clothing, shoes, and more!

You can collect goods in a variety of ways!  A drive can also be an “event,” like creating a lemonade stand, and donating the proceeds to EBC.  Your Community Drive or Event is what best suits you and your network – don’t be afraid to be creative!

Pencils & Pants (Back-to-School) Drive

Backpacks, Crayons, Shirts & Pants!

Collect school supplies, backpacks, sneakers, pants, and more for kids ages 4 through 12 years old.  Drives can be done “in person,” or virtually through the Giving Catalog.

 

 

Dressed for Success

Help dress kids for school and school success! Collect clothing & shoes for school-aged kids.  Clothes can be new, or quality used items, including shoes, shirts, pants, sweatshirts, jackets, hats, and gloves.

See this list for most-needed items to help kids be ready for school this fall.

Sleep Tight Drive

Cozy comfort! Bring warmth, comfort, and good health to babies and children with a Sleep Tight drive. A Sleep Tight drive provides infants and children with what they need for a good night’s sleep. Collect pajamas, sleepers, books (board books to young adult), toothbrushes/toothpaste, towels & washcloths, sheets, blankets, comforters, and quilts.

Keeping Kids Clean

Give kids a fresh, healthy start to every day with a “Keeping Kids Clean” drive.

Collect diapers, diaper wipes, shampoo, conditioner, detangler, body wash, soap, and period products for kids from birth through 12 years old.

We can provide boxes, flyers, posters, and other support for drives.

Prefer virtual?  Use the EBC Giving Catalog to purchase items that will be sent directly to our Hubs.

 

General Collection

A general collection drive keeps the shelves full of items needed every week to fill orders for local children.  Clothing, bedding, toys, shoes, and baby/child gear can be quality used or new.  Opened packages of unused diapers can be accepted as well as full, new packages.  EBC helps kids from birth through age 12, sizes newborn to 14.

We’ll provide you with flyers, lists of greatest needs, and collection boxes.  Find diapers, toys, clothing, and more in our online Giving Catalog.

Drive FAQS

Q:  Should I donate goods or cash?  Which is more helpful to Baby Corner?

A:  We greatly appreciate donations of both goods and cash, and rely on both to meet the need in our community! EBC can use cash donations to purchase goods for prices less than retail, so we can make your dollars stretch.  By collecting goods you are starting important discussions about needs with your friends, family, or co-workers., helping to build a world where all children are healthy, safe, and prepared to build their own futures.

Q: Can I donate used goods?

A: Yes! Baby Corner accepts quality used goods.  That means no rips, stains, holds, or dirty donations.  Ask yourself, “Would I dress my own child or grandchild in it?”  If the answer is yes, donate it! If the answer is no, please find the item another home. (Goods donated to Baby Corner are given directly to local children.)

Some items we cannot accept used, such as hygiene items and formula.  We accept open packages of unused diapers.

Q: Is it necessary that I register my Community Drive?

A:  Yes! Signing up for your drive keeps EBC staff and volunteers informed about all the amazing drives going on in our community, and helps us to provide you with the support you need to fun a successful community drive.

Q: When can I drop off my donations?

A. You can drop off Community Drive goods by prior arrangement at our Central Hub in Issaquah, WA.  For donation deliveries at our West Sound (Bremerton) and Northshore (Kenmore) Hubs, please email Tricia at communitydrives@babycorner.org  to schedule a drop-off.