Giving Tuesday 2021
This Giving Tuesday, WAYB is donating Pico car seats to children's hospitals across the nation.
In 2019, WAYB partnered with five children’s hospitals across the U.S. to equip families travelling for medical care. With the challenge of the pandemic this past year, the health and well being of families is ever more important and top of mind for us at WAYB. That’s why we've decided to continue our support for families travelling for medical reasons this holiday season. In honor of Giving Tuesday, WAYB will donate fifteen Pico car seats to children’s hospitals in California, New York, and Illinois.
Some hospitals will use Pico as part of their car seat loaner program for inpatient families or low-income families who can’t afford a car seat and rely on taxi services for transport.
“The Pico car seat donations will allow Cohen Children's Medical Center to address a critical health disparity among minorities and low-income populations - proper restraint use. Motor vehicle crashes remain the 3rd highest cause of injury treated at CCMC's trauma center and addressing this issue is a priority of the injury prevention program. The Pico car seat offers unique features that address many of these barriers, as it folds up to the size of a backpack and is lightweight enough at only 8 pounds to store and transport. These features make this restraint an excellent choice for families who do not own their own vehicle.”
- Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Other hospitals will use the Pico car seat to support patient transportation:
We appreciate the work children’s hospitals do everyday, giving families and children the medical care and support they deserve during difficult times. Our hope is that these donated Picos will provide a smoother ride for those families, so they have one less thing to worry about and can focus on what matters most.
“The donated Picos will be used in vans and buses that transport patients from one campus to another or will be issued to families that require a flexible and safe transport for their child after a procedure or to frequent follow-up appointments.”
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago