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Target Offers New Cart Design Created By Alabama Mother for Kids With Special Needs

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Target Offers New Cart Design Created By Alabama Mother for Kids With Special Needs

Target Offers New Cart Design Created By Alabama Mother for Kids With Special Needs


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Alabama mother Drew Ann Long, is seeing her creation, “Caroline’s Cart,” in stores across the country. Major retailers such as Target are utilizing Long’s invention, created specifically for kids with special needs.

Long got the idea for the new cart design when she and her daughter Caroline, who was diagnosed with Rett syndrome, a nervous system disorder that causes multiple disabilities, would go shopping. Long found it difficult to utilize both Caroline’s wheelchair and the shopping cart and saw her need become a reality when several retail chains adopt the new design.

Source: AL.com

The carts can be found in hundreds of stores including Publix, Kroger, Wegmans, ShopRite among others. The carts, which feature a seat and harness that holds up to 250 pounds, can also be used by caregivers for senior citizens.

Source: Target

Shoppers express their gratitude for the new cart design, allowing for a more enjoyable shopping experience. One Target shopper posted about their experience with the cart to the company’s Facebook page stating, “I can’t express enough how happy my wife was to see this at our local Target today. We have a 6 year old handicap girl who either doesn’t fit in carts anymore or gets weird looks to as why she’s sitting in the basket and can’t walk like a normal child. This simple cart literally will change how we can shop, not having to worry as to how we are going to get her into a store. Every retailer in the country should follow suit! It is also quite ironic that my wife’s name is Carolyn and the cart is called Caroline’s cart. I will forever be Target loyal! Sincerely, Every parent of a special needs kid”

According to Target’s corporate website, Target stores claim they are “rolling Caroline’s Cart out to Target stores nationwide beginning on March 19.”

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