Events to Date
Safety Seats Replaced
In 2015, Misti Wilson and Kinny Landrum started talking about how to help educate families locally about the importance of child seat safety. According to buckleupforlife.org, only 1 out of 4 child car seats are properly installed in the U.S. That means 75% of child safety seats are improperly installed and that is an alarming statistic!
We first discussed having an educational event and inviting families to come out to have their child safety seats checked. After further discussions, we concluded that we needed to offer something more than just education to get families interested. Through a series of weekly meetings, we decided that offering free car seats to families with “not safe” seats that attended our educational events would be an incentive to get families involved in our events. Julie Milam, WNKY TV General Sales Manager, heard about our plans and wanted to become involved to help promote the events. WNKY sponsors our PSA and interview spot on their morning show, SOKY Sunrise, which runs prior to each event.
We were founded and recognized as a 501(c)3 on September 23, 2015. Car Seat Safety Matters, Inc. was able to serve many families and replaced 80 car seats during our 2015 educational events.
We now partner with local families, organizations, and business owners who share the goal of promoting safe transportation practices. The Free Car Seat Safety Check Events are provided twice per year in April and September free of charge to the community and our mission is “Helping families by providing hands-on education and teaching best practices about child seat safety in the communities we serve.”
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