One of the casualties of Monday morning’s front-end loader break-in at Sobey’s on Kelsey Drive was Caroline’s Cart—a shopping cart specifically designed for children with disabilities.
St. John’s was one of the first major cities in Canada to offer the cart to customers, with the help of the Coalition for Persons with Disabilities and a fundraiser by the Canadian Progress Club.
Twenty of the carts were distributed to grocery stores across the metro region.
Caroline’s Cart was an initiative that started in Alabama back in 2011 by Drew Ann Long who recognized that a day would come when her disabled daughter Caroline would no longer be able to sit in the grocery cart.
Less than 24 hours after a front-end loader was driven through their front window, the Sobey’s on Kelsey Drive opened for business.
Two ATM thefts in under 24 hours, both involving stolen heavy machinery in the capital city, left both the Sobey’s and TD bank with shattered facades.
The TD suffered heavy damage and has yet to reopen, however the Sobey’s has gamely boarded up the hole and soldiered on.
The grocery store remains open in spite of weather conditions as well. RNC are continuing to investigate the break in.