You might recall that back in March we raised money from city staff to buy child car seats. Staff members pay $5 on Fridays to wear jeans and the funds went toward the safety seats. In some cases some departments actually brought us new seats to distribute to folks who need them but can’t afford them. I was particularly proud of the police department who raised $390 mostly among people who wear uniforms and can’t chose to wear jeans.
So then Officer Brian Miller -our safety seat technician-went to our friends at Target who agreed to match our number of seats and allow us to do safety seat checks in front of their store today from 10:30 to 2. They are a great partner in community events. Because of their generosity we had 10 new seats to distribute if the officers met a person in need.
If you missed the event today, don’t worry, there will be another in early June at the station and we’ll announce it in advance.
Here are some photos of the event today.
Update – Officer Miller tells me that they inspected 7 seats, got a child into a booster seat who needed one (and couldn’t afford it) and answered numerous questions from people who stopped by their booth. All in all, all good days work.