Oceanside residents organize raffle to keep carseats available through SOS

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A Parksville couple has organized a raffle to help keep children’s carseats available to low-income families through Society of Organized Services (SOS).

Organizer Cheryl Cote said carseat clinics were being held monthly through SOS pre-pandemic, but COVID-19 restrictions have prevented those and also made it difficult to keep the expensive items available.

“This year unfortunately they didn’t receive them or the grants, so we were talking about how we’re going to get some money to get this together and we came up with the raffle,” said Cote, who is one of only two certified carseat technicians in the Oceanside area.

The funds will be used by SOS to put on the clinics again and to purchase carseats, she said. There will be four draws for $500 each streamed live on social media Friday at 6 p.m. The deadline to enter is Thursday (June 24) at midnight.

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