2004 Stroller Project

Confined Indoors

The orphanages have almost no strollers.

This means that the children donít go outside since it is impossible for two caregivers to carry a group of fifteen babies/toddlers.

Why is it important to send strollers, shoes
and outdoor clothing?

Vitamin D is manufactured in the body and is essential for the formation and growth of bones, teeth and for the utilization of calcium and phosphorus in the body. Vitamin D is often called "the sunshine vitamin" because of the abundance supplied by the sun through its action on the skin. Therefore, the person who gets enough sunshine each day (at least 30 minutes) receives sufficient amounts of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D deficiency causes rickets in children. Rickets is most likely to occur during periods of rapid growth when high levels of calcium and phosphate are demanded, and is usually seen in young children 6 - 24 months old. It is uncommon in newborns.

How Can You Help?

Collect and Send Strollers
  (preferably twin,
triplet or  
quad strollers)

For more information,
contact Gail Voss,

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