Northwest Chapter Supports Eastside Baby Corner

The NW Chapter held its annual Chapter Charity activity at Eastside Baby Clinic on October 4, 2017. The group stuffed clothes into care bags for children and shared a grant from the PLUS Foundation for $6,000 with the organization.

About Eastside Baby Corner:
EBC was founded by a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working in well child care, newborn care and newborn ICU to fill an unmet need of parents or newborns who lacked basic supplies for their children. EBC distributes essential items to pregnant women and families in need with small children. EBC serves as a diaper bank, a clothing bank, and a food source for more than 500 kids each week (averaged 845 children per week in the fall of 2016).  EBC is the major source of baby food, formula, diapers, cribs and car seats for eleven local food banks.  EBC serves children in need up to age 12 and expectant mothers. Their 2015 Annual Report stated total Resources and Revenue of $6,130,386 with $5.3M as in-kind donations of goods and services. They are on track to distribute more than 1,000,000 diapers in 2016.

Women’s Leadership Network Presents Shiza Shahid

The PLUS Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Network is pleased to present Shiza Shahid at the 2017 Seattle event. Hear her inspiring story below…

Shiza Shahid will present Catalyzing Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Seattle on September 28.

Shiza is the Co-Founder and Founding C.E.O. of the Malala Fund, focusing on creating high quality education for children all around the world. Shiza will share her personal story of working with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and how she recently launched NOW Ventures in Silicon Valley where she invests in mission-driven technology startups that are solving the world’s most pressing challenges.

Hear her in person at the WLN Event in Seattle… register now!

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Northwest Chapter Networks in Seattle

On August 3 the PLUS Northwest Chapter hosted a lunch social at the World Trade Center in Seattle. About 30 guests enjoyed a fabulous luncheon and entertainment by the Blue Angels flight demonstration.

An interesting note about this event… Geoff Bedell and Geoff Boodell have frequently been confused for one another professionally but never met one another. They did finally met shared stories about the years of confusion at this NW Chapter event.