Each year, the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland sponsors a donation drive for Eastside Baby Corner.
Serving a broad area in east King County, EBC is the major source of baby food, formula, diapers, cribs and car seats for 10 local food banks helping more than 500 children every week. EBC’s goal is to support parents who are trying hard to give their children a better life and for the babies and children who need a full tummy, a warm coat and a safe ride home.
KCK has set up a drop-off site to collect donations for EBC during this holiday season. As in past years, the drop-off location will be Merrill Gardens of Kirkland, located at 14 Main St. S. The collection drive will run through Dec. 12.
KCK is grateful to Merrill Gardens for its generosity in allowing its use of their facility as the drop off location.
Currently, the highest donation needs are: Winter coats, size 6-14; clothing for boys, size 6-14; infant clothing, 0-9 months, especially long-sleeve shirts for boys, 0-6months; blankets/bedding, twin, full or queen size; shoes especially boys sizes 9-13 and adults sizes 3-4; medium socks for boys, shoe size child 9-youth 2; girls underwear; disposable diapers, sizes newborn, 2, 4, 5, 6 and pull-ups; pajamas for boys and girls sizes 4-14; books especially board books and Spanish-language storybooks; lotion, shampoo and conditioner for older kids; powdered formula, baby cereal, baby food jars and new toys for ages 0-2.
Financial donations are used to purchase absolute essentials such as food, diapers and car seats.