This Year's Project: Give Big for Car Seats
About Our Organization
Mary's Choice is a pregnancy and family resource center which provides support and free services to families in need. We help with pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, diapers, baby supplies, baby furniture, car seats, clothing for all ages, and referrals to local agencies.
Current Project: Give Big for Car Seats
In 2019, 608 children under the age of 12 died and over 91,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents, 38% were not properly buckled up or in a car seat. Many low-income families risk getting a traffic ticket of $200+ and risk the safety of their child all because they can't afford the $60+ for a car seat that may last them less than a year.
Mary's Choice helps low-income families provide safe rides for their children by providing free car seats that will last them several years. We have a Certified Car Seat Technician on staff to answer questions and ensure children are in the proper car seat.
This year so far we've given out over 60 car seats to families, but there are many many more families who need a car seat. Your help is vital in ensuring that every child is in a car seat. It costs us $80 per car seat. These car seats last from birth until they are ready for a booster seat at age 4. We'd like to provide at least another 20 families with car seats. Please Give Big for Car Seats!
We're collecting money this year, as we did last year, to buy car seats for families struggling to provide for themselves and their children.
A car seat is a necessity to get children to daycare, preschool, and doctor's appointments. One $50 convertible car seat will provide a safe ride for one child from birth until approximately four-years-old and a second child can use the same car seat for his or her first two years.
Last year we raised almost $400. Please help us get to our goal so that every child can ride in safety.
Keeping Kids Safe
Project DetailsThe law requires every child be in a carseat, but many families can't afford the added costs. Car seats can cost up to several hundred dollars and expire after only 6-8 years. Many times they use car seats that are expired or unsafe or they risk going without. We are raising funds to provide this needed item so that kids can ride in safety.