Shop for a cause during West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day! Join WestSide Baby’s Kids Shopping Squad

May 5, 2014 10:27 pm
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Five days and counting until the 10th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, 280+ sales of all sizes, all over our area this Saturday, May 10th (online map here; printable guide/map debuts tomorrow). While you’re out shopping and browsing, maybe you’d like to do a little extra shopping for the nonprofit that helps local babies and kids? In addition to accepting unsold items, this year WestSide Baby is also inviting you to take its wish list, buy items that are on it, and donate them. From WS Baby:

WestSide Baby is thrilled to accept items left over from garage salers at the end of the day on May 10th. Our drop-off locations are below for Saturday for extended hours and our facility will re-open again on Monday at 9 am.

However, we also believe children in need deserve a chance to get more than leftovers! With that in mind, WestSide Baby is excited to launch our first-ever Kids Shopping Squad (KSS) on May 10, 2014, during West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. The KSS is for people who want to help local children in need by finding great deals on things like children’s clothing, books, and safety equipment. WestSide Baby provides essential items for local kids. There will be hundreds of those items available throughout West Seattle at garage sales! We collect these gently used things, sort them and then add them to orders placed with us by more than 80 social-service agencies. We know that many people love the thrill of garage-sale shopping and we believe many are generous enough to purchase a few bargains to donate to us directly. To add to the fun, an anonymous donor will donate one package of diapers for every person that signs up (up to 15 Squad members!) A few key points:

Ø KSS members can “sign up” simply by sending a name and email address to Shana Allen, Volunteer Manager at WestSide Baby –

Ø The KSS are “shoppers” – while we will definitely take sale leftovers at day’s end at the locations below or in the week following, the KSS are meant to be buying things.

Ø The KSS should utilize the WSB shopping list provided – we most need the items on that list.

Ø Items can be dropped off between 10-6 pm at any of the following WS Garage Sale day dropoff locations

o Hotwire Coffee (4410 California SW; off the alley behind)

o Westside Dermatology/Edward Jones location at 4740 44th Ave SW

o WestSide Baby’s donation facility @ 10027 14th Ave SW

We hope a number of shoppers will sign up to help local children in need on May 10th. If all goes well, we may extend the KSS through the summer garage-sale season throughout the city. We also have a few additional activities available for volunteers on May 10th – contact Shana Allen if interested or fill out the volunteer form at

The shopping list is simple:

1. Size 5T-12 clothes (especially pants)
2. Pajamas (all sizes)
3. Youth size shoes, sizes 1-6
4. Strollers, high chairs, baby swings, portable cribs

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