WestSide Baby is a nonprofit organization that collects new and used items for children and babies and distributes them free of charge to King County families in need. We work with local social service agencies assisting low-income families. Agencies request items from us and deliver them to families who are homeless, living in transitional housing, in need of a little help during a difficult transition. We work every day with the hope that all babies and young children in our community have their physical needs met – diapers, food, clothing, appropriate toys, books, and safety equipment for their care.
Donna Pierce started WestSide Baby in 2001 because, she says, “I was one stressed-out, freaked-out new mom, even though I didn’t have to worry about having enough money to feed, clothe, and diaper my babies. I couldn’t stand imagining the level of stress felt by new moms with low incomes, no incomes, no healthcare, no home. WestSide Baby had to be born.”
Since opening in 2001, we have distributed over $19.5 million in clothing, diapers, safety equipment and other items to nearly 279,000 children.
In 2017, we served 46,000 children!