West Side Baby “Re-Ride” Program Now Collects ALL Car Seats

WestSide Baby partners with their community to collect and distribute essential items for local children in need.  They now collect ALL car seats thanks to the launch of “Re-ride – Car seat Reuse and Recycling for Local Children in Need.  Bring your used car seat to their facility in White Center starting Saturday September 17 from 10-2pm.  They inspect and give away used hundreds of car seats that pass their rigorous safety standards but those that are too old, damaged or without a history must be discarded.  Hundreds of seats would have hit the landfill.  Not anymore!   Now thanks to a new partnership with Total Reclaim, they will recycle all of the car seats that they cannot reuse.  They’ll take them all! To help them defray program costs, they have a $5 minimum suggested donation to recycle the car seats they cannot process for reuse.

Saturday is their kick-off collection day but, don’t worry, this is here to stay.  You can bring them any time but they’d love to see you this Saturday.   Currently, they provide local children in need with half of all requested car seats.  By collecting all car seats, they hope to acquire more for reuse to help fill the gap.   If you are interested in helping to dismantle car seats in preparation for recycling, please contact Shana Allen at shana@westsidebaby.org or call (206) 767-1662.

WestSide Baby is a local non-profit that provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothes and safety equipment such as car seats, cribs, high chairs and strollers.  We served 18,000 children in 2010 and are sustained by volunteers, donations of gently used items and generous individuals who support our efforts.  Learn more about WestSide Baby at www.westsidebaby.org.

LOCATION:   Re-Ride collection on Saturday Sept. 17  (10-2pm)  10032 15th Ave. SW,   Seattle, WA  98146  (in White Center directly behind our regular donation drop off area in the courtyard of our administrative offices)