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Kolcraft Helping Kids In Distressed Situations

Strollers given to children in need through KIDS

For several years Kolcraft has partnered with K.I.D.S. – a mission based company who quite simply give caring responses through time & donations to children in the crisis of poverty. K.I.D.S. brings hope and self-esteem to children & families in need in the USA & throughout the world by providing new clothes, shoes, toys furniture, book and juvenile products. Over the past 25 years, K.I.D.S. has provided more than 65 million underprivileged and disaster-struck children with nearly $1 BILLION of new products.

Tom Koltun, Kolcraft’s president, along with Kolcraft and our Kolcraft Mom ambassadors have been able to donate funds and products to K.I.D.S throughout the years, but we don’t always know the personal stories of those who receive the products. We were thrilled to hear that the 1,658 Jeep strollers we donated valued at over $66,000 were delivered to kids in Sri Lanka. Many of the strollers were given to Development Centers where children and infants with special needs live.

Mas. Dulitha Methsara captured our hearts (2nd child from left in photo above). He was abandoned in a hospital by his birth mom. He has cerebral palsy and unable to walk or talk. He does respond when his name is called and lets the staff know what food he enjoys. :) He was so happy to receive a new Jeep stroller which will allow him to attend different events and get around more.

Kolcraft believes that all of us can “do our part” to help children in need. We are proud to partner with K.I.D.S. and give back to those who desperately need the basics for caring for their children. Two Kolcraft Mom/Dad blogs – Being MVP and Chunky and Monkey, MD – are hosting silent auctions for Contours Tandem strollers. The proceeds will go to help K.I.D.S. and you will have a great Contours tandem stroller!

A family in poverty received a stroller to help them with their baby

 

Posted July 19, 2012

by MichelleH

14 Comments

14 Responses

  1. Courtney says:

    I’ve always known Kolcraft is amazing in more ways than one and this proves it. I work with Children with Cerebral Palsy, so this story hit home even more. So glad little Mas. now has an excellent stroller to stroll around in! :)

  2. Tara Todd says:

    This is so awesome of you guys! Do you offer a stroller that would lay completely flat and/or be tall enough for a 12 year old? A friend of mine has tried many of your strollers and other companies without success simply because of the length needed. Any suggestions? I appreciate it!

  3. MichelleH says:

    Tara,
    I’m so sorry, but we don’t have strollers for 12 year old. Baby gear companies don’t have strollers for older children. I think your best try is at a special needs/medical/hospital store. Good luck!

  4. This is simply amazing, and another reason why I LOVE Kolcraft!

  5. Leann L says:

    This is wonderful! I love when companies help the less fortunate out. Keep up the great work Kolcraft!

  6. Michelle says:

    Thank you so much! We love working w/ KIDS.

  7. Anne Perry says:

    so wonderful!! great post

  8. I love supporting companies who support humanity. Things like this set you apart from competitors and make people feel like their money is not just filling the pockets of fat cats.

  9. Robyn Galloway says:

    That is amazing that kolcraft reached out to help those in need! I love it when companies are based on good values and service!

  10. Zene says:

    Thank you for giving back!

  11. Mindy says:

    What an awesome thing to do! Way to go Kolcraft!

  12. Holly says:

    love this! Go Kolcraft!

  13. Pamela Marks says:

    The jeep running stroller is amazing.

  14. Amanda Freeman says:

    This is such an amazing post. On behalf of everyone, THANK YOU for doing your part.

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