We will soon be announcing Firstrade review and other brokers the details of our Back To School Clothing Drive. Our biggest need is for pants in sizes 4T thru 8 and for socks and shoes. Clothes can be clean, gently worn. Socks and underwear should be new. Look for a donation location near you.
Our Founder, Jesse Sheldon, has been named as a 2010 Distinguished Finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Giving Award. This is the single largest national youth volunteer recognition award. Over 20,000 applied nationally and 233 were chosen with Jesse being the only one in Eastern Washington.
Inland NW Baby was incorporated in April 2010 and began distributing in August 2010. To date we have:
1) Distributed over 18,000 diapers.
2) Provided clothing for an additional 500+ children throughout Spokane, Kootenai and Stevens Counties.
3) Built relationships with 20 different agencies in Spokane and Kootenai County for distribution to families.
4) Welcomed volunteers of all abilities and as young as 4 years old.
5) Washed/Mended over 1,200 lbs. of clothing that might have otherwise ended up in the landfill or rag bin.
6) Held our First Annual Tea on November 13th, 2010 with over 100 guests.
7) Hosted a booth at Valleyfest to help create awareness of the need for a diaper bank, to educate those attending about the lack of financial assistance available for diapers and why cloth is not an option for everyone.
8) Supported the West Central Community Center's Baby Fair with diapers, wipes and clothing.
9) Conducted a community wide diaper drive in April 2011 hosted by Central Valley High School DECA. Gathered nearly 20,000 diapers.
Mission Statement: Inland NW Baby, in partnership with
our community, provides essential items to local children in
need by collecting and distributing diapers, new and gently
used clothing up to size 12, and hygiene items.