ReUsies To Provide Gift Bags for WestSide Baby’s 12th Annual Benefit Tea;

Also Offers Ongoing Donation Opportunity to WestSide Baby for Web Customers

SEATTLE -- Feb 1, 2013 -- ReUsies, a Seattle-based small business that creates eco-friendly, nontoxic and fun sandwich and snack bags, is developing a customized gift bag for each attendee of WestSide Baby’s Benefit Tea to be held Sunday, February 10, 2013. ReUsies’ custom bags will serve as gift bags that will hold all the swag from other WestSide Baby Benefit Tea’s sponsors. ReUsies will also offer an ongoing donation opportunity to its web customers.


"We are huge supporters of WestSide Baby," said Becky Harper, founder of ReUsies. "Nancy Woodland [executive director of WestSide Baby] and I are both Moms as well as business owners - I’ve been personally involved with their organization since 2003; and we have often discussed how our organizations have a shared passion to leave a better world for our children and future generations."


A single ReUsies bag replaces hundreds of plastic sandwich or snack bags destined to go into landfills or waterways. WestSide Baby ReRide program distributes donated car seats to families in need, and recycles hundreds of pounds car seats that can’t be reused. They distribute over $1 million in gently used items to local children in need.


"Through repurposing, reusing and recycling, WestSide Baby and ReUsies are teaming up for the greater good and making a healthy impact on Seattle’s environment," continued Harper.


For more information, or if you’d like to speak with Becky Harper and Nancy Woodland in more detail about their organizations or the Benefit Tea, please contact Becky Harper ( or Nancy Woodland (


About ReUsies: Pack it, Snack it, ReUse it. Seattle-based ReUsies creates reusable sandwich, snack and custom bags that completely replace the need for disposable baggies. ReUsies bags provide a safe and colorful way for families to keep lunches and snacks fresh and our planet greener. Each ReUsies bag can keep hundreds of plastic bags out of landfills and waterways. Visit for more information.


About WestSide Baby: In partnership with community, WestSide Baby provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, books and equipment such as car seats and cribs. In collaboration with more than 90 local social service agencies, items reach families in crisis, battling poverty, addiction or mental illness, escaping domestic violence or genocide or simply in need of a little help during a tough time. More than 540,000 diapers, 670 car seats, 4900 clothing bags reached families in King County through WestSide Baby in 2012. The Benefit Tea is its one major fundraiser of the year.


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