Parents NOW is hosting its annual car seat safety event on September 24th, 2016, which is National Car Seat Safety Saturday. The car seat safety event is open to the community from 10 am till 2 pm at Gorilla Express Auto Wash, 444 MacArthur Drive, Cottage Hills.
According to a study conducted by Chrysler, 96 percent of parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are installed correctly, but NHTSA research shows that seven out of 10 children are improperly restrained, putting them at risk for serious injury or death in a crash.
At our 2015 car seat safety event, sixty car seats were inspected and 75 % were found to be inaccurately functioning or improperly installed. Parents NOW believes in giving back to the community and want to make sure all kids are safe on every ride. Each vehicle who has their car seats checked is eligible for free vacuum by volunteers and a free automatic car wash. We encourage everyone who transports children in their vehicle to attend the event to receive free hands-on education with their child(s) car seat from a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.
Other sponsors of this event include: Woodman Collision Center Inc, Godfrey; Winner's Circle Automotive Inc, Bethalto; ABC Healthcare Plan Inc, East Alton; Roma’s Pizza, Bethalto; OGSystems, St. Louis, MO, IT Consulting St. Louis, MO, Brooks Fleetwood Insurance Group Inc Alton, Farmland Auto Glass Inc, Edwardsville; RLS Global Inc, Wood River., individual donations from community members.
About the Parents NOW ministry:
Parents NOW offers an encouraging and loving environment that supports young adults (25 and under) and gives them tools to become successful parents. We meet on the second Friday of each month (except December) from 5-8pm. Parents NOW provides a safe, caring, and non-judgmental atmosphere where young adults are free to share their ideas and feelings with others.
A second branch of the Parents NOW ministry called Families NOW meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except December) 5-8pm. Families NOW is for Parents 25 to 31 years of age. Both meetings are held at 724 E. Bethalto Blvd., Bethalto, Il.
For more information about the Parents NOW ministry or to find out how to volunteer/ donate please use the QR scan code on the flier or the following link: http://www.bethaltochristianchurch.org/#!parents-now/cevg or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any additional questions or quotes, please call Jamie Jumper 977-9885 or Jo Ann Guthrie 973-6743.