THE STORY. THE VISION. THE MISSION.
Caroline’s Cart is a shopping cart created for special needs children. It provides parents and caregivers a viable option to transport a child through a store while grocery shopping, without having the impossible task of having to maneuver a wheelchair and a traditional grocery cart at the same time. It is named after Caroline, the special needs daughter of Drew Ann and David Long.
Drew Ann Long saw the need for Caroline’s Cart after realizing her daughter would outgrow a typical shopping cart. Knowing what was needed, she founded Parent Solution Group, LLC, designed the cart, applied for a patent, and enlisted the services of legal and business professionals to help her bring the cart to market.
Her mission was to make Caroline’s Cart available to retailers everywhere, providing a quality product for special needs children that further enables their participation in mainstream society with their family through the common activity of grocery shopping. There was only one place that shared her dream and had the technical know-how to make a cart worthy of her daughter’s name.
That company was Technibilt.
Technibilt is headquartered in Newton, NC, where their main production and distribution facility is located. They have additional distribution centers in North Las Vegas, NV, and Montreal, Canada. Technibilt products are available nationwide through a strong network of manufacturer’s representatives. The superior design, innovation and quality of the Company’s products have allowed Technibilt (as part of the Wanzl group) to be North America’s largest shopping cart manufacturer. Caroline’s Cart has now become a reality. Retailers such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, shopping centers, and malls offering Caroline’s Carts will provide a valuable service to the families of over 1 million severely disabled children in the US. These customers will find shopping to be easier, and the goodwill they feel toward their store will translate into customer loyalty.
Drew Ann’s hope is that one day all retailers will provide an equal opportunity shopping experience for parents and caregivers of special needs children by furnishing them the option of a Caroline’s Cart. All families deserve to have this option, so they can enjoy the freedom of shopping with their special needs child.
The handles of Caroline’s Cart swing up to provide convenient access to the seat.
COMFORT & SAFETY
A contoured seat that is comfortable for low muscle tone individuals, as well as a harness to help secure a person from 35 lbs. to 250 lbs.
An ample cargo basket provides space for purchased items.
Locking brake in back with front locking castors provide stability when loading and unloading occupants. Steel Frame & Components standard with Granite TECH-SEAL® only.
The seat faces the caregiver, so eye contact is easy to maintain.
The platform below the seat provides a footrest for the occupant.
Specialized patented seat helps keep the occupant upright.
- 5 point latching safety harness secures the individual so the caregiver has hands free to steer the cart.
Optional front cup holder available.
Store Brand Logo available with additional set up logo fee and always printed in white.
Caroline’s Cart has indeed been welcomed by thousands
of families who have special needs children and adults with disabilities. The cart has been a “GAME CHANGER” in their daily lives because they can now share in the shopping experience in a safe and comfortable manner.
Caroline’s Cart has made the shopping experience that most people take for granted so much easier and even enjoyable once again!