Thursday, June 20, 2013
AK Pride Donates 1,000 Strollers WIC Program
The group's organizer, Mao Tosi, donated 1,000 of the 2,500 strollers from the Lend a Hand program to the Women, Infants and Children, or WIC program.
AK Pride keeps on giving.
The local non-profit organization continues to represent the Lend A Hand program in the Anchorage community.
Monday, the group's organizer Mao Tosi donated 1,000 of the 2,500 strollers from the Lend a Hand program to the Women, Infants and Children, or WIC program, which provides low-income Alaska families with nutritious foods and referrals to healthcare.
Tosi says WIC was helpful to his family in the past and this was the perfect way for him to give back.
“I've always looked for an opportunity to give back to the WIC program and this is it so thank you for that,” says Tosi.
Alaska’s first lady Sandy Parnell was on hand to accept the donations on WIC's behalf.
“This is going to be huge practical help to thousands of young families. A good stroller means a lot,” says Parnell.
The first lady also thanked AK Pride for empowering Alaska's youth.
Of the remaining 1,500 strollers, 500 were given to the Alaska Native Medical Center, another 500 to military families, and the rest will be divided up to smaller groups around Anchorage.