Tuesday, December 30, 2008

An Old But Clean Diaper

Thanks to Daily Candy:

Here’s a West Side Story you haven’t heard before.
You just met a girl named Maria, a single mother of two who was recently laid off.
Maria turns to charities for child-rearing necessities — but they, too, are down on their luck.
WestSide Baby (and its hardworking staff of two) — which supplies almost 95 social agencies in the Seattle area with diapers, cribs, clothing, and toys — has been forced to turn away requests due to donation shortages. And from September to early November alone, the nonprofit saw demand more than double.
Diapers (especially sizes three to six), car seats, and boys’ clothes are always needed. But with many shelves entirely empty, the nonprofit will gladly accept any item listed on its site in new or gently used condition.
Not everything’s free (or easy) in America.
WestSide Baby, 10032 15th Avenue Southwest (206-767-1662 or westsidebaby.org). To volunteer, e-mail volunteercoordinator@westsidebaby.org.

So if you are from the Seattle area or just feel compelled to help out, please take a moment and help those who have a budget much tighter. So if your kid's have already grown up and their crib is gathering dust, this is the perfect opportunity for you to clean out and make some room. Live in Boston and can't get your stuff to Seattle, try and find a local charity near you.

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