Issaquah based social service agency, Eastside Baby Corner (EBC), has been selected to receive a $20,000 grant from the Windermere Foundation. This grant allows EBC to pursue its core mission of providing crucial food and supplies to children in need in eastside communities. The grant would not have been possible without the support of Windermere/East, Inc. and Windermere Board Member, Paula Sanford.
Windermere has generously supported EBC for the past decade through its Foundation, and is the largest corporate and foundation donor to EBC.
The mission to give kids the basics they need to grow and thrive is the measuring stick we use to decide how best to allocate resources. That’s why EBC’s Board of Directors chooses to purchase items like diapers, car seats and cribs. Children need these absolute essentials to keep them healthy and safe. EBC strives to bring in as much of the necessary supplies—diapers to toys—through donations from the community, and wisely purchases what is needed to close the gap between donations and needs.
Now in its 22nd year, EBC gives kids what they need to thrive by distributing almost everything kids, birth to age 12, need through a network of family-assistance agencies. More information on Eastside Baby Corner can be found at www.babycorner.org.
About Eastside Baby Corner
Eastside Baby Corner helps kids thrive by providing basic necessities for children so that EBC’s partners—schools, social service agencies, food banks, hospitals–can help families become stable, safe, housed, fed and employed. Relying almost exclusively on volunteers, EBC takes in donations of children’s clothing and goods from the community and supplements donations with purchases of the absolute essentials for children: baby food, formula, car seats, port-a-cribs and diapers. As the vital safety net under family-assistance providers, EBC annually distributes over 40,000 items for kids from birth to age 12 directly to nearly every agency serving families in east King County. Founded by pediatric nurse practitioner, Karen Ridlon in 1990, EBC helps more than 500 children each week.