Thursday, May 28, 2009

Simons family donation

Meet the Simons family!

Prior to receiving their new seat for their son, he was riding in an expired convertible seat. With the help of CPST David Buckowski, the family received a brand new Britax Regent that will keep this 4.5 year old safe for a very long time to come.

In the series of pictures below, you will see David installing the seat into the vehicle.

David secures and tightens the top tether anchor. The tether anchor on the Britax Regent is required for use when the child reaches 50lbs, but is always recommended to use a top tether anchor at all times. If your vehicle does not have a tether anchor, you can usually have one retrofitted and often for free by your local vehicle dealership.

Many thanks to David for his time and expertise installing the seat and educating the family about installation and usage. In the picture above, you will notice the chest clip is a tad high - this was positioned correctly at armpit height prior to the end of the appointment.

Each seat the foundation donates costs approximately $200. We have a waiting list of ~100 families at any given time - all consisting of children who are at risk whilst they await our ability to assist. Please consider a donation to the foundation of any size you can afford, to help keep more children like the Simons' boy safe. You can donate using PayPal to the right of our blog, or you can donate using Debit/Credit/Check. Details are here. Thank you so much for your support and dedication to keeping children safe!