EPIC to Expand Car Seat Safety Program

Buffalo, NY, February 22, 2019 -  EPIC - Every Person Influences Children - is thrilled to announce that it has received $20,000 from State Farm to support EPIC’s ongoing Car Seat Safety program. This donation will fund various EPIC car seat safety events in 2019. These events will include a car seat safety class, a car seat safety checking station, and the replacement of any damaged, recalled or expiredcar seats, as well as the distribution of car seats to those who don’t have one for their child(ren).

“Our goal at State Farm is to help create safer, strong, better educated communities,” said State Farm Public Affairs Specialist Jennifer Young. 

“EPIC values all children and their right to a strong start and a promising future,” says Tara N. Burgess, EPIC’s Executive Director, “and safety is an important component of raising children.”

Over the years, EPIC has witnessed the incredible need for safe car seats and car seat education to our most vulnerable parents. Many of the parents EPIC serves are economically disadvantaged and cannot afford a safe car seat and often purchase car seats from Craig’s List, at a garage sales or even worse, they pull them out of a dumpster. Some parents EPIC works with come from other countries and are unaware of the importance of using a car seat and how to properly install them.

Thanks to the generosity of State Farm, EPIC will be able to help many families throughout the community, by not only providing them with new and safe car seats, but with the education they need to make sure that they are installing the seats correctly and using them the right way every time.

For more information about EPIC and its car seat program, please visit www.epicforchildren.org or contact CJ Banks at 716-332-4139 or banksc@epicforchildren.org