Safe Kids Greater Grand Rapids is the childhood injury prevention program at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. It is one of more than 300 grassroots coalitions in the United States that bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. Together, they make up Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of community partners dedicated to preventing unintentional injury to children.
Make sure the entire family is wearing a helmet every time they ride a bike, scooter, skateboard, etc. If you need a helmet, call Safe Kids at 616.391.7233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Helmets are available by appointment for $8.
Helmets will be available at the following events this summer:
June 26: Ada Bike Rodeo, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Pre-registration is required. Call 616.391.7233)
June 29: Herman Miller Brickyard Criterium (Kids' Bike Race, Downtown GR), 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call 616.391.7233 for details. (Helmet give a ways sponsored by the Grand Rapids Griffins Put A Lid On It program) http://www.griffinshockey.com/community/lid/
August 13: National Night Out, 5-8 p.m. Various location throughout Kent County. Call 616.391.7233 for details.
Car Seat Recycling
In partnership with Kent County Recycling & Education Center, Safe Kids Greater Grand Rapids is now recycling your expired or unsafe car seats. Just bring them to any of our car seat safety check events and we'll take care of the rest. Call 616.391.7233 with questions.