Pair of grants set to help Richmond families struggling with basics for infants, toddlers (NBC12)

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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – At Little Hands Virginia, it’s easy to spot why the organization needs more strollers, car seats and pack-n-plays, because they’re almost out.

Founder Taylor Keeney says they provide essentials to Richmond families with kids up to 3 years old.

“The better that we can make sure kids are healthy and cared for and clean and have what they need to meet all of the developmental milestones, we are setting up the child and the family for success down the road,” said Keeney.

The group serves between 150 and 180 children each month. She says a $50,000 grant will go toward buying more equipment to keep kids safe in the car and in the crib.

“These are just basics that families need so that they can keep their infant safe in the way that they want to and not have to make those tough choices,” said Eva Colen of the City of Richmond’s Office of Children and Families.