(February 2010 WSB photo)
From the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle:
Nancy Woodland, Executive Director of WestSide Baby, will be the guest speaker at the Noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle scheduled for Wednesday, June 9. The luncheon gathering will take place in the dining room of BE’s Restaurant, 4509 California Ave. S.W.
WestSide Baby is a nonprofit organization that collects previously owned items for children and babies and distributes them free of charge to South King County families in need. They work through local social service agencies already assisting low-income families. Agencies order items from WestSide Baby and deliver them to families who are homeless, living in transitional housing or simply in need of a little help during a difficult time.
The goal of the organization is to reach a day when all babies and young children in our community have their basic physical needs met – enough diapers, food, adequate clothing, appropriate toys, books, and safe equipment for their care.
Since opening in 2001, Westside Baby has distributed over $6 million worth of clothing, toys, baby gear, and other items. In 2009, alone they served more than 15,000 children!
The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle, now in its 82nd year, is an affiliate of Kiwanis International, a worldwide organization of men and women dedicated to changing the world one community and one child at a time.
Reservations for the luncheon may be made by calling 06-938-8032. The public is invited.