David Rosen
The 12th Annual WestSide Baby Tea raised more than $225,000 from the 550 guests who attended the event held at the SeaTac Marriott Hotel on Feb. 10. The event featured tables set with individual sets of china shared by community members.

SLIDESHOW: WestSide Baby annual tea garners $225,000

WestSide Baby, the agency that helps families by providing essential items to local children in need through collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, toys and equipment saw a large turnout for their 12th annual Tea on Sunday, Feb. 10 and received donations of more than $225,000.

The event featured tables set with individual sets of china shared by community members, mimosas, BabyCakes by Avalon Glassworks with one box holding a gorgeous champagne colored citrine pendant surrounded by a halo of diamonds donated by Wyatt’s Jewelers.

The agency helped more than 22,000 children last year.

Keynote speaker, Cathy Grace, Children’s Defense Fund Director of Early Childhood Education, spoke about the impact childhood poverty has on individual families and society.

Sponsors for the event included:

  • Personal Safety Nets
  • White Center Food Bank
  • ReUsies
  • Lake Partners Strategy Consultants
  • Cairncross & Hempelmann
  • AmericanWest Bank
  • West Seattle Food Bank
  • Nucor Steel
  • Ventana Construction
  • Foreign Car Workshop
  • Budget Blinds
  • Bright Horizons
  • Wyatt's Jewelers
  • Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air
  • Fauntleroy Chiropractic
  • Again and A Gain
  • Avalon Glassworks
  • Junction Bakery & Cafe
  • Advanced Massage
  • Core Business Bank
  • Curious Kidstuff
  • Neighborhood House
  • Dream Dinners
  • White Center Chiropractic
  • SPUDS
  • Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors
  • MC Simmons Design
  • True Bearings Production
  • See Kai Run

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