Child restraints and donations

Child car restraints provide vital protection for child passengers in vehicles. However, in low- and middle-income countries, the cost of child restraints means they are not an option for many families.

Working with the Kier Group, FedEx, and others our multi award winning Donations Programme sends regular shipments of children’s car seats, as well as reflective clothing, to villages across the region. We work to support our local partners in campaigning for improvements to public policy and practice, raising awareness and improving enforcement of seat belt wearing and the use of appropriate child restraints.

Several of our EASST partners have implemented campaigns highlighting the importance of seat-belt and car seat use, reaching millions.

In Moldova, our partners have set up an online web-donation platform,, with the support of EASST and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The platform enable families to donate and share child restraints, making life easier, and safer, for low-income families across the whole country by offering free of charge car restraint systems donated from by others who no longer need them. 

Guide: Building a Child Restraint Donation Platform

In 2018 our EASST partners the Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) launched web-platform 

The platform aims to make life easier and safer for low-income families across the whole country by collecting and delivering free of charge car restraint systems donated by others who no longer need them.

They have now produced this guide to help others establish similar initiatives in their countries. 

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