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
$136.00 of $136.00 target
1 Troopers contributed
This need closed:
August 27, 2020