Nanaimo pregnancy centre benefits from car seat donation

NANAIMO – Child Passenger Safety Association donates 25 car seats across Island.

Volunteers with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada on Vancouver Island have received 25 car seats for distribution to families in need.

Fifteen will be donated to Crossroads Crisis Pregnancy Centre in Nanaimo, five to Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers in Parksville/Qualicum, and five will be donated to RCMP for training and emergencies.

“Bringing home baby can be a stressful time, financially or otherwise,” said Valerie Froom, an instructor with the association. “This donation will enable many families to rest assured that their new little one will be safely transported.”

A properly installed and used car seat significantly reduces the risk of injury to a child. That proper use is important – and legally required.

Car seats are expensive, with most new parents looking at spending a minimum of $100 and usually much more than that, and a second-hand car seat is often not recommended. The Vancouver Island donation represents a retail value of almost $7,000.

This donation comes as part of a larger effort sponsored by Nuna Canada, a car seat manufacturer, and its distributor. Between the two, 137,000 car seat check forms have been distributed to association technicians across the country as well as more that 130 infant car seats.

Just Posted

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

$5-million lotto ticket sold in Nanaimo

Someone matched all six numbers in Wednesday’s 6/49 draw

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 22

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail

VIEX all set for 125th anniversary fair

Vancouver Island Exhibition taking place at Nanaimo’s Beban Park from Aug. 23-25

Nanaimo’s ‘Kidney Condo’ accommodates out-of-town dialysis patients

Facility first of its kind on Vancouver Island, according to Kidney Foundation of Canada

VIEX all set for 125th anniversary fair

Vancouver Island Exhibition taking place at Nanaimo’s Beban Park from Aug. 23-25

B.C. family stranded in Croatia desperate to come home

Funds being raised to bring back mom and two children

B.C. man tells judge he attempted suicide a month before daughters’ murders

Andrew Berry takes stand in his defense for December 2017 deaths of young daughters

‘Plenty of time for a deal’: Teachers’ union expects kids back in school on Sept. 3

BCTF says class size, composition at the heart of the issue

Province funds new shuttle buses for 13 B.C. senior centres

Activity, socializing helps maintain health, Adrian Dix says

BREAKING: Province approves Surrey police force

Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth green-lights city’s municipal police force

Thermal imaging cameras eye Salish Sea in hopes of better detecting whales

Cameras installed at BC Ferries’ terminal on Galiano Island, and off southern Gulf Islands

Police watchdog investigating two officers after Langley teen’s suspected overdose

According to IIO, two officers were deployed to help Carson Crimeni but did not locate him before he died

Most Read