This is the mission of Westside Baby where the PVs worked today. Westside Baby is the only social service agency in the western King County area that collects, inspects and distributes free diapers, clothing, cribs, and safety gear for babies and children. Our group of eight were given two tasks for the day. The first was to unbox 6 pallets of donated car seats and prepare them for distribution. After that task was done we helped to pull orders that were placed by partner agencies throughout the area for kids with needs. The orders included clothes, toys, books, car seats, diapers and anything else that a child may need. In all we were able to help pull about 100 orders while we were there. Westside Baby has been doing a lot of wonderful work in the county for years and we were happy to help once again.
After our service day was done, we had a picnic in Lincoln Park in West Seattle. While it wasn’t really warm, the weather was still beautiful and it was great to sit and eat outside. After the picnic, we headed back to our home base for a closing reflection on our service week. We each shared some of the most impact moments of the week. By all accounts it was a good week, a week of experiences that we won’t soon forget.
Before the night was done, we decided to head back to downtown for one last Seattle experience, going to the top of the Smith Tower, Seattle’s highest skyscraper in 1962. After taking in breathtaking views we went to another Seattle staple, Ivar’s seafood restaurant on the waterfront. Good food, good friends, great week!