KIwanis Safe and Healthy Kids Campaign for Safe Home, Safe Play, Water Safety, Kids Nutrition, Mental Health, Drug Abuse Prevention, & Safe Space initiatives
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.
For any questions you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
o Spring – Bike Safety – Helmets for Kids - includes bike, hover board, skate board, and young children in bike seat safety. Bike Rodeo project information.
o Summer – Water Safety – protection from the sun - sun screen and swim shirts
o Fall – Fire Safety - Smoke Detectors - replacement batteries - installation of new units - Work with Red Cross and local Fire Departments
o Winter – Kids Nutrition – Information on how to build a garden box with our “Build a Box". Grow a Mind – Help a Child” program where kids at school plant seeds indoors in January/February and then transplant them outside in April/May for harvesting in May/June (Lettuce, radishes, flowers or other fast growing crops suggested).
Additional - Internet Safety - Information on how to keep kids safe while on the computer and other electronic devises
New programming ideas coming soon on Mental Health, Safe Space Initiative, & Drug Abuse Prevention
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.
Help Us Help Kids
If interested in supporting a specific cause with a donation, choose a link below. Your donation can be used to support that specific project or the Safe and Healthy Kids group generally for them to use for kids in general. Your contribution may be tax deductible as ODKF is a not-for profit organization.
ODKF Mini grants are to help Kiwanis Clubs in Ohio try something new by adopting one of our project efforts. These matching mini grants are available up to $500 to help clubs with the cost of adopting a new project. You can apply for a mini grant by downloading the mini grant form under the Grants tab