The ninth annual Pants and More Party will host a party to help Eastside Baby Corner in collecting new and gently used clothing to distribute to children in need during the back to school season. Over 5,000 pants were collected last year.
Children will enjoy pony rides, Animal Encounters Petting Zoo, a performance by Bubbleman of Seattle, and Captain Awesome Sauce, complementary treats from KIND Bars, face painting, the chance to win prizes from WARM 106.9 FM and jumping on over 12 Springfree Trampolines.
Eastside Baby Corner was founded in 1990 because Karen Ridlon, a local pediatric nurse practitioner, became concerned about the large numbers of babies in her practice that began life without adequate food, clothing, beds or safety equipment.
Her commitment to giving these children a stronger start grew from a idea and a few items gathered in her dining room, into an agency that in 2016 filled its 500,000th order of absolute essentials.
For 50 weeks each year, volunteers and staff at Eastside Baby Corner collect community donations, purchase and distribute children’s and maternity items to families in collaboration with organizations helping families in the area. Case managers from partner agencies assess the needs of the family, request the items from EBC, pick up and deliver them to the family.
EBC serves as a diaper bank, a clothing bank, and a food source for more than 800 kids each week. EBC leverages the impact of direct service providers by providing essential goods to the families they are helping. They practice good stewardship of resources through smart purchasing in bulk, reliance on volunteers and in-kind donations. EBC is the major source of baby food, formula, diapers, cribs and car seats for eleven local food banks.
The Pants and More Party will be held August 19 from 12-4 p.m.
For more information, visit https://babycorner.org/about-us/.