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West Seattle Herald Friday, August 5, 2011 11 Patrick Robinson Amani Gomez, with Kimberly-Clark and Costco, WestSide Baby Executive Director Nancy Wood- land, and Sarah Schilz, Director of Programs all took part in welcoming the delivery of lO0,O00 diapers to the agency on July 27. This donation is half of the total the company is providing as part of their Every Little Bottocampaign, ' WestSide Baby takes delivery on 100,000 free diapers from Kimberly-Clark By Patrick Robinson Fulfilling a promise, Kimberly Clark, makers of Huggies brand disposable diapers delivered 100,000 diapers to WestSide Baby in White Center on July 27. The company had promised to match 2 to 1, the number of diapers collect- ed by WestSide Baby in their Stuff the Bus diaper drive held July 24. On hand from the company were Amani Gomez, Marketing Man- ager for Kimberly-Clark through Costco and Barry Houdayer, Business Development Manager for Kimberly-Clark Internation- al. Gomez said, "WestSide Baby is one of ten donation sites that we've chosen as a company. We are donating 200,000 diapers to WestSide Baby annually. We are making this donation through our national campaign, Every Little Bottom. We realize there's a big cause out there around diaper need. One in three babies are not being diapered properly because their parents are not able to provide them with the diapers they need. So we really thought this was a very important cause, because par- ents might have to sacrifice feeding the child in order to diaper them or they cannot leave their child at daycare because they require ten diapers a day. There are a lot of impacts. Because we're the com- pany that manufactures them we're the ones to step up and provide these diapers." The average diaper package car- ries 18 diapers and diapers can impact a limited budget quick- ly. "The smallest pack is about $19.99" said Gomez, "and the cost of diapers has really risen. It can be a challenge for some parents to be able to purchase those diapers. WestSide Baby has noted many times that the sizes most needed are 4, 5 and 6 and these are actu- ally slightly more costly. Kimberly-Clark however made certain that these were the majority of the sizes donated. That puts the cash value of the total 200,000 dia- per contribution at approximately $46,000. The Every Little Bottom campaign will donate 200 million diapers according to Gomez. The Stuff the Bus campaign reached and exceeded the goal of 50,000 diapers ending up with a day-of total of 55,006 but the whole campaign total, came to 302,000. Nancy Woodland, WestSide Baby Executive Director said, "Being able to accept these diapers today means that we can breathe a little bit after Stuff the Bus. We can relish the success of it and the way the community responded and to plan a little bit going forward?' To donate or get more information visit www.Westsidebaby.org. Patrick Robinson can be reached at pr@robinsonnews.com. West Seattle Rain Water Community Tour happening August 13 Those with a curiosity about West Seattle's watershed and eco- system have an upcoming chance to join a free Rain Water Walking Tour on August 13, put on by Peo- ple for Puget Sound, Sustainable West Seattle, Stewardship Partners and the City of Seattle. "Polluted runoff is the single biggest unaddressed source of pollution for Puget Sound and we organize these neighborhood walking tours to show people how the polluted runoff gets into our local creeks and what people can do to reduce the runoff," Franziska McKay, community educator for People for Puget Sound said. "We are going to tour the High- point neighborhood to show solu- tions, what can people do as a citi- zen and in their cbmmunities to help reduce this runoff," McKay continued. "The Highpoint neigh- borhood is a great example. It's created by the City of Seattle and they incorporated some of those low-impact development echniques for reducing runoff." The tour will be heM Aug .13, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chief Sealth High School, 2600 SW This- tle St, SeattleFor more informa- tion, contach Franziska McKay at 206.382.7007 ext 161. PLEASE JOIN HOSTS PJ GLASSEY AND BEVERLY GRANT FOR A FUNDRAISING RECEPTION SUPPORTING King County Councilwoman Jane Hague Tuesday, August 9, 2011 6.)Opm-8.)Opm Columbia Tower Club 701 5th Avenue #7600 Seattle, WA For more information or to RSVP contact Anitra@JaneHague.com or (206) 859-4514 Come to this rare, intimate gathering and talk with Jane Hague about her views and plans for our wonderful county.Your $75 ticket will go towards her re-election campaign to the King County Council. Space is limited, so hurry and RSVP! 11mere is no better venue than the Columbia Tower Club, perched 75 floors above the beautiful city lights of Seattle, so this will be a special evening indeed. Your ticket indudes appetizers prepared by the Northwest's premier chef. A cash bar will also be available for those who wish to enjoy the evening, the company and the spectacular views with their favorite cocktail. Jane serves the Eastside on the King County Council protecting taxpayers, and is an advocate for sustainable, leaner government. Jane has the experience and independent streak to keep the King County Council on track as she works to eliminate overregulation and promote economic opportunities. Jane is an avid bicyclist and doorbeller. Paid for by Friends of Jane Hague 14150 NE 20th, PMB303 Bellevue, WA 98007 - (425) 786-2380 info@janehague.com A Dec. 12, 2010 photo offlooding on Longfellow Creek near All Star Fitness on 28th Ave S. W. and S. W. Yancy St. The upcoming walking tour will cover how runoff effects Longfellow Creek in West Seattle. WWW.SBVCLUB.COM