Specialized Grocery Carts Improve Access for Families With Children With Special Needs
- Local Champion: Lander locals
- Date Funded: January 9, 2024
- Grant Amount: $2,644
Lander families with children with disabilities have difficulty accessing grocery stores because standard grocery carts aren’t equipped for children who might need more support. Two Lander women spotted a solution with Caroline’s carts—specialized grocery carts that give caregivers of special needs kids an alternative to trying to push a grocery cart and a wheelchair at the same time. The cart’s five-point harness system provides parents with a safe way to bring children with disabilities with them, creating greater accessibility and autonomy for the caregiver and the family member alike. Trouble is, neither of the grocery stores in Lander are equipped with these specialized carts. LOR’s funding will help support the purchase of two carts, one for each grocery store in Lander. Safeway and Mr. D’s will each maintain the cart, ensuring families continue to have access to this important asset.
This project is fiscally sponsored by the Lander Community Foundation.
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