Safe Kids Day is a day to celebrate kids, prevent injuries and save lives. Safe Kids Worldwide hosts an annual event each year in April in partnership with Nationwide Insurance, complete with celebrity ‘heroes’ who have leant their support to the cause. In Delaware, our efforts may be on a smaller scale, but we work to involve many of our community partners to make them as fun an interactive as possible for young ones and their families!
Kent County Safe Kids Day
Held for the first time on April 18, 2015, the Kent County Safe Kids Day was organized by Chairperson Janet Hammond from Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover. Participants included Safe Kids member partners, the Delaware State Fire School and the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. The three organizations worked together to provide information on the Safer in 7 Challenge from Safe Kids Worldwide. Safety topics covered were: car seat safety, TV tipover prevention, fire/smoke alarm safety, prescription medication safety, laundry packet safety, sports safety/concussion prevention and pedestrian safety. This year’s Kent County Safe Kids Day will be held Saturday June 11th, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Vendors who are interested in joining us for this year’s event, please contact the Chairperson for the Kent County Committee of Safe Kids Delaware, Janet Hammond of Beebe Healthcare, at 302-430-5687 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Approval of vendors is at the discretion of the event planning committee.
Sussex County Safe Kids Day
An annual tradition for nearly 20 years, Sussex County Safe Kids Day has grown and changed in a variety of ways. Originally held in conjunction with the University of Delaware’s Cooperative Extension/Ag Day in Georgetown, Sussex County Safe Kids Day is now held at the Lowe’s off of Rt. 1 in Lewes. This year’s Sussex Safe Kids Day will be held Saturday June 25th, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Safe Kids is looking for vendors who can provide information or interactive displays on topics relevant to child safety and injury prevention. There is no charge to vendors or participants. Past displays have included: summer/water safety, bike safety, medication safety, fire safety, heart/AED awareness, healthy eating, and youth crisis services. Additionally, displays by local fire, police, LifeNet and the Delaware State Police Aviation unit have been very popular. Food vendors are also encouraged to participate. In 2014 there were more than 20 vendors at the event.
Vendors who are interested in joining us for this year’s event, please contact the Chairperson for the Sussex County Committee of Safe Kids Delaware, Cheryl Littlefield of Beebe Healthcare, at 302-645-3100 ext. 5192 or via email at CLittlefield@beebehealthcare.org. Approval of vendors is at the discretion of the event planning committee.