Needy families in the Lake Charles area are urged to apply quickly for a free statewide program that provides child safety seats and education on proper installation. Demand is high for the program organized by University Medical Center New Orleans and the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force in partnership with the state’s SONIC Drive-In restaurants.
Program applications are available here, and the deadline is Sept. 28 or sooner as seats are awarded to eligible recipients on a first-come, first-served basis.
SONIC employees throughout Louisiana raised $60,000 through sales of the 2017 “Tot Calendar.” Customers pay $5 for the calendars that offer special coupons for SONIC menu items. All proceeds of the sales benefit the safety seat program.
Now in its third year, the campaign has raised a total of $163,000, and in 2016 and 2017, it paid for 1,850 seats. Here is a video with more information on the program:
Source: Press Release, Zehnder Communications
Animation courtesy of Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC)