The Tri-County Kiwanis partnered with 11 other area Kiwanis Clubs in the Go Baby Go Project. This project is to help children born with spina bifida, a condition where the spine is exposed at birth and in some cases leaves a child paralyzed.
The objective is to retrofit battery cars for toddlers with mobility problems. Children at the age of 2 who are not mobile suffer socialization problems. The car enables them to interact on the playground and begin the socialization process.
The cars are donated and each club covers the cost of retrofitting them specifically for the disability of each individual. Members from the club meet and assemble the cars. The best part is when the toddler is given the keys to the car and watching him or her taking a spin on their own for the first time.
If you have an interest in Kiwanis, call George Van Dee at 815-483-3174, visit the club’s website, tricountykiwanis.com, or like them on Facebook.