Safe Kids Day is a national celebration of our progress in reducing unintentional injuries to children. In Oregon, deaths to children from unintentional injury have decreased by 18.9% and hospitalizations have decreased by 17.3% between 2005-07 and 2009-11.
Safe Kids Day is an awareness and fundraising initiative highlighting childhood injury prevention programs. Fundraising efforts include an online donation initiative. We are asking for $10.00 donations to help protect kids from preventable injuries. To make a donation, click on the coalition of your choice:
- Safe Kids Portland Metro (serving Clackamas and Multomah Counties)
- Safe Kids Rogue Valley (serving Josephine and Jackson Counties)
- Safe Kids Union County
- Safe Kids Washington County
- Safe Kids Oregon (serving the rest of the state).
Your $10 donation could provide 2 bike helmets, a booster seat or blinking lights and reflective slap bands!
Safer in 7
When it comes to safety for your children, you know the basics: buckle up, wear a helmet, learn to swim, look both ways. Here are some lesser-known tips to make your family even safer in 7 easy steps.
Safe Kids Oregon works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Oregon is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Oregon was founded in 1995 and is led by Oregon Public Health. Click here for information on other Injury Areas.