THE SEA-TOWN PODCAST: Interviewing Seattle's Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
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Here in Seattle, we take great pride in our various neighborhoods that we live in and all the things that make this area of the country so great… and the local businesses are a large part of what shape the flavor and character of these great neighborhoods that we love.
I created this podcast to help tell the stories of other Seattle based businesses, entrepreneurs and others involved in the community. I want to highlight these people and what they are doing in serving others and their community here in Seattle.
I mean really... Who doesn't want to know more about our local businesses and the brave souls who started them? Who wouldn't want to support them and see them and our neighborhoods thrive?!
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Most Recent Episode
Ep. 025 - West Side Baby - Nancy Woodland
2 days ago
This week’s guest is Nancy Woodland, the Executive Director for the non-profit West Side Baby in White Center. West Side Baby serves all of Western King County and partners with the community to collect and distribute essential items for local kids (ages birth-12 years old). Topics & Ideas Discussed in This Episode: W.S. Baby works directly with 127 local social service agencies to get essential items to children. The more efficient their systems and organization is, the more kids they can serve. The process: Social workers place their order for their families, the 50+ regular weekly volunteers fill the orders and then W.S. Baby distribute the filled-orders back to the families W.S. Baby has been around for 16 years, having been founded by Donna Pierce. Nancy has been there for 10 years. She has a law degree from Loyola University as part of their first Child Advocacy program and practiced law in WA State doing child neglect and abuse cases for 4 years. In that, she saw that in a lot of cases, it's not that the parents don't want to care for their children... it's that they can't because they don't have the simple tools to take care of their kid (like diapers). Joined the W.S. Baby board of directors in 2005. in 2006, she took over the role of Executive Director, from the founder and visionary of W.S. Baby, Donna Pierce. Biggest changes in the last 10 years: Grown their staff, grown their regular volunteers (from 6 to over 50 each week), expanded their spaces and expertise and scaled to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. Being open to opportunities that open them to be able to serve more kids. W.S. Baby serves 500+ children per week & 35,000 kids across King County... and is only possible because of the communities support. W.S. Baby is entirely supported by their fund-raising efforts - 77% of funding is from regular individuals in the community and the rest is by generous corpo