At the end of 2017, WestSide Baby received 156 donated car seats from Dorel Juvenile and we’d like to take a moment to highlight this incredible partnership!
Dorel developed a special retail program in order to sustainably donate returned and unused car seats to organizations like WestSide Baby.
As Dan DeSimone, Dorel Juvenile Director of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance explained, ‘Some of the retailers returned car seats are sent back to Dorel Juvenile. These car seats may have been opened by the consumer but not used. For example, a consumer might try to install a product in the car and discover it does not fit. The product may have been taken out of the original plastic bag packaging, but otherwise be unused. For these specific seats, we have set-up a donation program. After a stringent review, we donate the approved seats to charity organizations like WestSide Baby as well as directly to the community near our plant in Columbus. In this way we create a win-win at all ends: we support families in need and reduce the amount of waste from our company.’
We’re expecting our next shipment—a total of 276 donated Dorel car seats!– TODAY and we are beyond thankful to be on the receiving end.
Thank you, Dorel! We are grateful to work alongside organizations such as yours.