SAFE Kids Sumter County
In the United States, the rate of misuse for infant and child car seats is tremendously high. South Carolina is no exception. It's a terrifying reality, and one SAFE Kids Sumter County is working to change.
Through the significant financial support of The Tuomey Foundation and the collaborative efforts of a number of community partners, SAFE Kids Sumter County distributes free bike helmets and free or discounted car seats, and checks child restraint systems in automobiles to be sure they were properly installed. In addition, the organization visits countless schools, safety fairs and other public settings, educating children and parents about a variety of issues including fire and water safety, electrical dangers, drug abuse and more.