A Shopping Cart For Children With Special Needs Will Now Be Available At Target And Other Retailers
Starting next month, Target will become the largest supermarket to adopt “Caroline’s Cart”. “Caroline’s Cart” is a shopping cart designed for parents who have kids with special needs.
The cart was created by Drew Ann Long, an Alabama mother, who was having difficulty controlling her daughter’s wheelchair and her grocery cart at the same time. The cart has a built-in larger safety seat which combines aspects of a wheelchair into the cart. Pure genius!
Target has been testing the carts for the past year and has decided to roll them out to all of their stores in March. Target joins a growing list of high profile chains that will be carrying the cart. This includes Kroger, Whole Foods, Publix, Kroger, Wegmans, and more.
In a statement released by Target, Juan Galarraga, senior vice president, Store Operations, said “Caroline’s Cart can be a game-changer for families, and we’re excited to offer this for our guests across the country. Target is always looking for new ways to make guests feel welcome in our stores and give them a more comfortable shopping experience. We’re always listening to both our guests and team members and making changes based their feedback.”
Here’s a video explaining it from The Today Show: