South King County

The March of Diapers

March of Diapers gathers items to support the following charitable organizations:

A typical baby needs 10-12 diapers a day and a toddler needs approximately 8 diapers. At a cost of between $100 and $120 a month, diapers are an expense that many families struggle to meet.

1 in 20 mothers who has had to cut back on other purchases to pay for diapers has reused a disposable diaper.
36% of mothers living in poverty regularly run out of clean diapers for their infants.
Diapers are not covered by social welfare systems like WIC or food stamps because
diapers are considered “hygiene items”.

Families are sometimes forced to use one diaper a day for their babies.
These babies can experience diaper rash, infections, and other health problems.
Babies with severe diaper rashes often cry more – more crying coupled with the stress of living in need can lead to child abuse. Babies who cry excessively are the most likely to be victims of shaken baby syndrome…


Step By Step

Having a baby is an exciting and challenging experience. But, for a woman without the resources she needs, and lacking stability and support in her own life, becoming a mom and caring for a newborn can feel insurmountable.

Step By Step brings hope and health to these vulnerable women by providing the resources and support they need to deliver a healthy baby, embrace positive parenting, and establish a safe home. We help each mom put her best foot forward, encouraging each positive step she takes towards establishing a healthy home for herself and her baby.


Children's Therapy Center

What started as a tiny therapy program in 1979 has grown into the largest and most comprehensive independent nonprofit pediatric therapy program in the state. They provide unsurpassed services for thousands of children with developmental delays and disabilities each year. They begin by celebrating where each child is today. Then, together with families, work toward who that child can become.


Catholic Community Services of Western Washington


Catholic Community Services is “the largest local provider of assistance to poor and vulnerable people in the state of WA” (from their website). CCS sponsors the HOME program in Kent to shelter homeless men, runs Katherine House, also in Kent as well as Rita’s House in Auburn, both of which provide transitional housing for homeless women who are in recovery from addiction. CCS can help clients with pregnancy and parenting support, foster care, child and family mental health, senior chore services, and other help.


Nexus (AYR)


In 1973 a concerned group of parents, educators, and local civic leaders joined together to address the growing problem of drug abuse among South King County youth, this group founded what was known at the time as Auburn Youth Resources. What began in 1973 as a four-person organization with a budget of $35,000 has become a regional provider of mental health counseling, homeless and emergency shelter, residential, youth outreach and substance abuse services with over 90 employees.


Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)


As the largest provider of comprehensive domestic abuse services in South King County, DAWN offers an immediate refuge from violence, expert guidance sp survivors can set goals and solve problems to find a permanent escape from danger, and hope for families to build a new future.




Friends United to Shelter the Indigent, Oppressed and Needy was founded in 1993 by Peggy LaPorte together with a small group of women. After raising money for two years they were able to purchase the first one-bedroom condominium. Providing housing was their mission so that women and children could have a safe, secure environment as they work toward self-sufficiency. They now operate 10 condos, three single-family homes, a duplex and a fourplex all as part of this mission to serve homeless families. In total, they have helped move nearly 200 families out of homelessness and into a self-sufficient and productive life. 


Jennifer Beach Foundation

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The Jennifer Beach Foundation was founded in 2001 to help survivors of child abuse and domestic violence. Jennifer Beach attended Redmond High School in 1991 when she died in an auto accident at the age of 17. Jennifer planned to be a lawyer and hoped to be a voice for those in social situations that needed help from someone who cared. As part of her High school English assignment, Jennifer wrote a poem about a situation of child abuse she had witnessed that the law enforcement authorities could not act upon. She was forced to live with the frustration of not being able to help beyond watching and wondering what else might be going on behind closed doors.

The Jennifer Beach Foundation also has a program called "Jeff's Sports Bag" which helps provide kids equipment and other resources to participate in extracurricular activites. Jeff Beach graduated from Auburn Riverside High School in 1996 and went on to be a leader wherever he went. With a passion for softball, Jeff went to a tournament in Long Beach in 2015. Jeff was attacked and killed in a senseless act of unprovoked violence while lending help to a friend. The "Jeff's Sports Bag" program is offered in his name as a tribute to his dedication and compassion for the community.