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The Kohl’s 4 Kids program in cooperation with SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center helps keep this area’s kids safe while they are cruising in their family cars and while they are riding their bicycles.

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“Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States,” says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.”

Kohl’s Department Stores has awarded SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center a grant of $271,375 to support the Kohl’s 4 Kids program, which helps to reduce childhood injury from being unprotected or improperly protected in cars or on bikes. Kohl’s 4 Kids enables local families to have their own car seats fitted by certified car-seat technicians, and families in need can receive free car seats. Families also can have their children’s bike helmets fitted, and families in need of them can receive free bike helmets.

Kohl’s 4 Kids also provides bike-safety education through an interactive display, called Safety Town, which program staff transport and set up at local events. The display involves a street grid with typical town buildings, road signs and even a railroad crossing. Children peddle through the streets while program staff and volunteers coach them on observing “rules of the road” for bikers. Program staff also visit local organizations to provide safety talks.

Get your car seat tested and fitted at the following locations:

SSM St. Mary’s Health Center
6400 Clayton Rd.
Behind the building
Entrance off DeMun
St. Louis, MO 63110
Wednesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
St. Louis County Dept. of Health
4000 Jennings Station Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63117
Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
SSM St. Clare Health Center
St. Francis Entrance
1015 Bowles Ave
Fenton, MO 63026
Wednesdays 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Please call for Appointment
Not on Location during Holidays

For other Dates/Locations please call
314-612-5770.

Kohl’s Cares® has partnered with SSM Cardinal Glennon since 2005, with gifts totaling $852,429. “Kohl’s has been an outstanding partner to Cardinal Glennon in their efforts to raise awareness on child passenger and bicycle safety,” said Dan Buck, executive director of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. “Through their generous and substantial financial gifts to our hospital, we have made a great impact in keeping kids safe and reducing childhood risk and injury.”

For more information about the Kohl’s Cares® program visit their page www.kohls.com/cares.