READY, SET, GROW!
Promoting safety and injury prevention in all stages of childhood
In 2006, CARE identified the need for an organized, concentrated effort to reduce accidental childhood injuries, disabilities and fatalities in our region; and later that year went through the process to start a Safe Kids chapter, targeted to local needs. Safe Kids initiatives are led by an advisory group consisting of representatives from CARE and community organizations, and volunteers.
The Safe Kids Pennsylvania- McKean County Partnership is celebrating 15 years as a dynamic change-agent because of donors like you. This year’s annual fund highlights the success of the Safe Kids collaboration, CARE’s managerial and financial leadership, and how broad-based community support of this donor-driven program has made such an impact. We ask that you please consider supporting this year’s campaign.
By broadening CARE’s mission to include child safety and injury prevention, CARE has broadened its impact. Since late 2006, the Safe Kids program has sponsored or attended 197 community events, distributed 22,241 safety items like car seats, bike helmets, cribs, childproofing kits, smoke detectors, and safe baby bags, positively impacting 26,548 local children and family members.
These incredible numbers would not have been possible without community buy-in, grants, donations, United Way funding, and an allocation from CARE’s endowment fund.
Safe Kids efforts coupled with CARE’s other prevention efforts: Early Childhood screenings and treatment for delays; scoliosis screenings for middle school students; Cribs for Kids® efforts to promote infant safe sleep environments; therapeutic recreation to encourage life-long fitness; and social work to bolster family stability and prevent child abuse, have put our organization at the forefront as a leading provider of children’s services in our area.
Please join us in making a gift to the 2021 annual fund campaign which will ensure the children in our programs are ready, set and prepared to grow up safely and have access to high quality services that make a life-long difference.
Norm Strotman, President, Board of Directors
Tina M. Martin, Executive Director, Safe Kids PA-McKean County Partner Coordinator