December 6, 2002

Chula Vista Kiwanis Kick-Off New Community Service Partnership

Free Infant Car Seats to Low-Income New Mothers

Chula Vista – The Kiwanis Club of Chula Vista, in partnership with Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista, will kick off an infant car seat give away program today. The Kiwanis Club of Chula Vista will donate 10-15 infant car seats per month to Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista to be distributed to low-income new mothers who otherwise would not be able to purchase a car seat.

“I am proud that Kiwanis has the opportunity to partner with Scripps Chula Vista on this program that will help new mothers when they need it most,” said Kiwanis Club president David McClurg. “This program demonstrates the Club’s deep commitment to Chula Vista and community service.”

New mothers are required by law to take their newborns from the hospital in a car seat. Many times new mothers cannot afford a car seat and literally cannot leave the hospital. The goal of the program is to assist low-income new mothers and to help provide safety for Chula Vista’s children.

“We are excited to work in partnership with the Kiwanis of Chula Vista for the safety of our children,” said John Grah, Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista administrator. “The car safety seat give-away program is an excellent example of the community coming together to help others.”

The Chula Vista Kiwanis Club is dedicated to serving the children and community of Chula Vista. There are 49 volunteer members in the Chula Vista Chapter. The Chula Vista Kiwanis Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Olive Garden for lunch. Kiwanis International, with more than 600,000 members in more than 80 countries, serves the children of the world through membership in Kiwanis.

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