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  • Diaper drive handbook WestSide Baby meets the basic needs of vulnerable children to promote

    safety, security & healthy development. We provide essential items to

    meet the basic needs of children by collecting and distributing diapers,

    clothing and equipment.

    #Diapersforallbabies

    https://www.facebook.com/WestSideBabySEA/ https://www.instagram.com/westsidebabysea/ https://twitter.com/WestSideBabySEA

  • Stuff the Bus 2019 Campaign WestSide Baby believes all babies should have the diapers they need. You believe that all babies should

    have the diapers they need. Yet the fact is, the effects of diaper need cross boundaries of income level,

    racial background, and neighborhood; diaper need is complex – but your actions can be simple. In King

    County, 23% of families struggle to afford diapers. Stuff the Bus is Seattle’s largest diaper drive and is

    your opportunity to collect diapers to ensure all babies have diapers to be healthy and happy. Host a

    diaper drive, donate dollars for diapers, or simply send a box of diapers to WestSide Baby today!

    #Diapersforallbabies

    Why Do We Want You to Stuff the Bus? A newborn needs up to 12 diapers a day which can average $100/month. In fact, 1 in 3 families struggle to afford diapers and suffer from diaper need, a lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy. Stuff the Bus is WestSide Baby’s largest annual outreach event and Seattle’s largest diaper drive. Our network of diaper “drivers” help us by hosting drives to collect diapers from May - June to stuff our WestSide Baby bus with as many diapers possible. Our intention is to advocate for the babies and get one step closer to ending diaper need.

    How Does It Work? We will provide support for you during your drive, as well as materials such as posters, diaper need fact cards, bookmarks, social media graphics and text you can share with your communities. We will be emailing you and updating our website throughout the campaign.

    Tips on Successful Drives

    Whether you are a business or an individual, hosting a diaper drive for Stuff the Bus can be as easy as

    creating a collection area with some posters and sending emails to your office, school, friends, or

    church. Here are a few creative ideas to host a Stuff the Bus drive:

     Host a summer BBQ and ask guests to bring most needed items instead of food/drinks

     Birthday party Stuff the Bus Drive – for all the Gemini and Cancers’ out there

     Workplace Happy Hour + Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive

     Use Amazon! Share our wish list with your community

     Hold an in-store diaper drive with special offers or discounts for customers who donate

     Most needed items in lieu of baby shower gifts

     Have a donation bin at your Faith Based Organizations or place of worship

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/21T14PM9PVR0E/ref=cm_go_nav_hz

  • When can I deliver my diapers? Let’s celebrate!! Bring your family, bring the diapers you collected and enjoy a sweet treat at either of our WestSide Baby locations at a fun Stuff the Bus collection afternoon!

    Stuff the Bus Party at White Center Hub Tuesday, June 25th

    5pm – 7pm

    Stuff the Bus Party at South Lake Union Branch Wednesday, July 10th

    4pm-6pm

    If you are unable to attend collection events, feel free to drop of donations at either WestSide Baby location during our regular donation hours.

    WestSide Baby Hub Collection Hours 10002 14th Ave SW – Seattle, WA 98146 | (206) 767-1662

    Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm Saturday: 10am-1pm

    South Lake Union Branch Collection Hours

    435 8th Ave N – Seattle, WA 98109 | (206) 726-1435 Monday, Wednesday: 9am-4:30pm

    Tuesday, Thursday: 11am-7pm

    *Please email drives@westsidebaby.org to let us know when you plan to come!

    Follow along with Facebook events and our email updates for other summer events to support WestSide Baby including QFC diaper drives, neighborhood farmers markets, festivals and more!

    mailto:drives@westsidebaby.org https://www.facebook.com/WestSideBabySEA/?ref=bookmarks

  • Diaper Drive Guidelines

  • Social Media Guidance

    First: Follow us on social media!

    Our hashtag for this campaign is #Diapersforallbabies

    Facebook “Right here in King County, 23% of families struggle to afford diapers. WestSide Baby believes all babies should have the diapers they need. Advocate for the babies this summer by being part of my Stuff the Bus diaper drive for WestSide Baby. I will be hosting a drive on [INSERT DATE AND TIME] at [INSERT LOCATION] to collect [INSERT SPECIFIC ITEMS HERE or simply say “diapers”] to give the babies a voice!” #Diapersforallbabies

    *Tag WestSide Baby by liking our page and typing @WestSideBabySEA in your post.*

    Twitter & Instagram “23% of King County families struggle to afford diapers. Donate to my Stuff the Bus diaper drive for @WestSideBabySEA. I will be collecting diapers, pull-ups and hygiene items for children on [DATE]. Reply for more info! #Diapersforallbabies

    *Don’t forget to tag us @WestSideBabySEA and post a picture!*

    Email to contacts or E-Newsletter for business or business website Subject: “Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive for WestSide Baby! ” “In King County, 23% of families struggle to afford diapers. WestSide Baby believes all babies should have the diapers they need. The effects of diaper need cross boundaries of income level, racial background, and neighborhood; diaper need is complex – but your actions can be simple. To help make a difference and advocate for the babies, I’ll be holding a Stuff the Bus diaper drive to benefit WestSide Baby. Bring diapers sizes 5 & 6, pull-ups sizes 3T-4T and 5T-6T, along with hygiene items to donate! WestSide Baby even accepts open packages of diapers! Following the drive, we will be delivering all the donations to WestSide Baby (westsidebaby.org). WestSide Baby works with 114 social service organizations to help 34,000 local kids each year. Making a difference can be as simple as gifting diapers. Please contact [YOUR NAME] for more information.”

    https://www.facebook.com/WestSideBabySEA/ https://www.instagram.com/westsidebabysea/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/westside-baby https://www.pinterest.com/westsidebabysea/ https://twitter.com/WestSideBabySEA https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ-8JWLgbUfKM9eva-D4CQ

  • More Social Media Tips  Check out westsidebaby.org/stuffthebus2019 for images you can use! Or, post photos

    of your collection area and update us and your diaper collection progress!

     Share our “most needed items” graphic available on our website to show which items you are collecting.

     Use our FAQ page for specific statistics, or tell a story to your friends, family, and community as to why supporting WestSide Baby is important to you.

     Post a link to our website so people can read more about us!

     If you have made a Facebook event page for your diaper drive, please make WestSide Baby a co-host for your event.

     If you are doing a drive over a period of a few days or a few weeks, make sure you post a few updates such as pictures of co-workers donating to your drive or reminders of your end date.

     Don’t forget to take a picture at the end of your drive and when you deliver to WestSide Baby and share it with us!

    Check out our social media feed and our website throughout the campaign for social media graphics to use and share! Email toni@westsidebaby.org for questions regarding social media.

    mailto:toni@westsidebaby.org

  • All About WestSide Baby Contact Us

    WestSide Baby Hub | 10002 14th Ave SW – Seattle, WA 98146 | (206) 767-1662 South Lake Union Branch | 435 8th Ave N – Seattle, WA 98109 | (206) 726-1435

    drives@westsidebaby.org

    Mission Statement WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essential items for local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, and equipment.

    WestSide Baby Facts

     Started in 2001, WestSide Baby is a non-profit organization distributing essential items to local children in need, free of charge.

     We partner with 114 local social services agencies such as health clinics, food banks and early education programs, who represent incredible and diverse services throughout western King County.

     10,000 children aged under 3 live below the federal poverty line in King County.

     Our volunteers (2,700 of them!) sort donations and fill orders for nearly 1,000 kids per week.

     In 2018, we served 34,000 children.

    Diaper Need: The lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby

    clean, dry and healthy.  1 in 3 US families suffers from diaper need.

     In 2018, we provided families with over 1.2 million diapers.

     On average, 23% of all King County families have experienced diaper need.

     Families of color and LGB families are 2 to 3 times more likely to experience diaper need.

     To take action, we encourage our community to:

    o Host a drive

    o Donate diapers to one of our collection sites

    o Send us diapers through our Amazon Wish List

    o Gift a gift online through westsidebaby.

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