KIwanis Safe and Healthy Kids Campaign for Safe Home, Safe Play, Bicycle Safety & Water Safety
The Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation Safe and Healthy Kids program is dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.
Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds. And millions of children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.
When a child dies or is seriously injured the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever. But these tragedies don't have to happen. The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable. They often occur in predictable ways and can be completely avoided with the right education, awareness and planning
Our Kiwanis Safe and Healthy Kids program is dedicated to the creation, support, and promotion of projects throughout Ohio. We have developed quarterly projects on which we encourage Ohio Kiwanis Clubs to focus. We have developed and gathered resource documents and order forms for each quarterly project. Each resource, document, or form has information designed for clubs who want to participate in our Safe and Healthy Kids initiatives. Resources and forms are listed below.
o Spring – Bike Safety - Helmets for Kids - includes bike, hover board, skate board, and young children in bike seat safety - this is now a part of the 2019-2020 First Family Project - to support this project or to purchase helmets visit the First Family Project page
o Summer – Water Safety – protection from the sun - sun screen and swim shirts
o Fall – Smoke Detectors - replacement batteries - installation of new units - Work with Red Cross and local Fire Departments
o Winter – Internet Safety - information on how to keep kids safe while on the computer and other electronic devises
Members of the Ohio Kiwanis Family, Kiwanis Clubs, supportive community members, and organizations are being asked to support these projects through the local events they sponsor. The Foundation is pleased to present this opportunity to better the lives of the young children of Ohio.