Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Reid family donation

Meet the Reid family!

In a departure from our normal donations, we were thankful to have the ability to donate a Britax Marathon to this charming family for their 7 month old who had reached the limits of his infant seat. Pictured above in the foreground is Cindy Van Neste, CPST who assisted the foundation by providing the installation and education session for the family.

Below in this series of photos, you will see Ms. Reid learning how to secure her son correctly in his seat. Chest clip placed at armpit level, harness tight and passing the pinch test. Harness in slots at or below the child's shoulders as the seat is in the rear-facing position.

The Britax Marathon can be tethered in the rear-facing position using the provided D-ring. This is a great feature of this seat and provides for some extra sturdiness in the installation. Here is an example picture showing a Marathon tethered in the rear-facing configuration:

Here is the rear-facing tether and tethering location in the Reid's vehicle:

I guess this little guy finds his new seat nice and comfortable - look - he is fast asleep!!!

Ms. Reid's daughter is currently seated in a booster seat. She is currently on our waiting list awaiting a high weight capacity harnessing seat to be available for her. At the current rate of donations, it could be as much as 9-12 months before we are able to assist this little girl and get her into a seat to keep her safer! Can you help shorten that waiting list?

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 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!