In 2019 our friends at Refuweegee got in touch. They had families who were new to Glasgow and needed a pram or pushchair in order to leave the house. Did we know of any available? Around the same time, we were contacted by the St Enoch centre in central Glasgow. It turns out several prams and pushchairs had been abandoned at the centre. Could we do anything with them and keep them out of the landfill for a second run? As an organisation focused on repair and sustainability, we realised there was more we could do to extend the life of prams and pushchairs by accepting donations from families who didn’t need them anymore, cleaning and fixing them up, and passing them on to families who need them. The Pram Project was born!
We put out a call to our community in the form of a donation drive and a small crowdfunder to help us cover cleaning and repair costs. In 2020 we officially established The Pram Project as an independent, sustainable social enterprise with the vision of making the re-use of prams and pushchairs the new normal. Too often these items are disregarded and quickly end up in landfill. We stop that process by repairing and cleaning pre-loved baby items to the respected Revolve standard and getting them back to work for families. In late 2020 we expect to launch our services to the public:
- Selling of pre-loved prams
- Pram repair and maintenance service
- Membership that includes pram rental and servicing to families in the Glasgow area
We are committed to continuing our support of the community by donating a portion of our inventory of New Scots and others in need.
Donating to The Pram Project
Due to COVID-19 we are currently unable to accept new donations of prams and pushchairs. We are working out a process to do this safely. As soon as we do, we will open up donations again. Thank you for your patience!
To donate a pram, pushchair, or related equipment, please let us know by completing this short form.
To make a financial contribution to support our work, please follow this link.
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