Update: Helping WestSide Baby ‘Stuff the Bus’ to help kids

July 20, 2014 at 11:50 am | In How to help, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

ORIGINAL 11:50 AM “HAPPENING NOW” REPORT: Since 10 am this morning, WestSide Baby volunteers have been greeting community members donating diapers at Stuff the Bus headquarters in the HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) parking lot (northeast corner of 41st/Alaska) – and lots of other satellite locations. As the sign in the lower-right corner of the photo points out, food stamps don’t buy diapers. And babies/toddlers without diapers cannot be taken to day care so that their parent(s) can go to work. Your donations help families get on their feet and get to a point where they don’t need help any more. Here’s the list of donation locations – one might be near you even if you’re not in WS today! P.S. WS Baby reports that as of about 11:35 am, today’s donations have totaled about 28,000 diapers.

7:35 PM UPDATE: As of the 2 pm end of the major part of today’s drive, 41,450 diapers had been collected at the West Seattle location alone, with a drive-wide total of 260,713 diapers, per WS Baby. Fourth from left below is Krista, the donor who put them past today’s local goal:

While today’s drive was vital for myriad reasons including matching donations, you can donate to WS Baby throughout the year – check this page any time for current needs and where/how to donate.

5 Comments

  1. The number is creeping up very quickly!! We need 3,000 more diapers at the West Seattle Homestreet Bank location to reach 40,000 diapers arriving in hand today. HOWEVER, our Stuff the Bus Drive TOTAL was 220,000 at of 1:00pm!! We’re hoping for 60,000 more across King County to arrive today for us to surpass our goal of 290,000.

    Comment by Nancy @ WestSide Baby — 1:33 pm July 20, 2014 #

  2. I know we have an extraordinarily generous community, but I always find these total numbers of diaper donations jaw-droppingly stunning. In a good……no, in a great way! :-)

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 5:43 pm July 20, 2014 #

  3. We’ll have a couple more numbers shortly, too.

    Comment by WSB — 5:46 pm July 20, 2014 #

  4. A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out and volunteered today and to everyone who was able to donate! We appreciate your support of WestSide Baby and all the great things they do for our community.

    Comment by Melodie VanHouten — 11:15 pm July 20, 2014 #

  5. We feel the same way Mike!! We are in awe of the amazing support from families and businesses who care about kids who need their help. Thank you everyone!!

    Comment by Nancy — 12:54 pm July 23, 2014 #

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