Moms-To-Be Need a Car Seat


Parkdale Parent's Primary Prevention Program

Dang car seats are expensive!

I have fond memories of laying stretched out in the back of our family station wagon with my sister and brother on long drives to visit relatives.  This was back in the day when a seat belt was considered more of an annoyance than a life saving necessity.  I’m glad our appreciation of the seat belt has evolved, but for some people this lifesaver can be a huge stressor.

Today, the law says that all babies need to be in a safety approved car seat when travelling in a vehicle.  Don’t own a car? It doesn’t matter.  It’s still recommended that parents have a car seat because the baby will likely travel in a car or a taxi at some point.  For most parents this isn’t an issue, but if you’re an expecting mom struggling to make ends meat or a refugee mom-to-be, forking out $150 for a car seat isn’t even an option.

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre runs a program called 5Ps (Parkdale Parents Primary Prevention Program).  They know this can be a very serious issue for the women they support when it comes time to take their newborn babies home from the hospital.

How you can help

Pitch in to cover the cost of a car seat ($120 +tax) for the team at 5Ps to have on hand for a mom who needs it most.  Let’s get these moms and their new babies home from the hospital without the stress

car seat

$136.00 of $136.00 target

1 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
August 27, 2020

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More Details: Parkdale Parent's Primary Prevention Program

The Parkdale Parent’s Primary Prevention Program (5Ps) provides parenting, nutrition, and informational support to pregnant women and families with children 0-6 years living in the Parkdale – High Park – Bloor/Dufferin neighbourhoods.

They help low or no income families, newcomer families, homeless or under-housed parents, lone-parent families, parents facing mental health and/or substance use challenges, and youths who are parenting. Last year they helped 205 families plan for a healthy birth through their prenatal program and supported 175 families with 320 children through various postnatal programs and infant feeding programs. Their support services help to reduce the stressors on new families and encourage the healthy development of children in our community.
1229 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L2

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