Sign Up for Safety Town by June 10
Registration is under way for our annual Safety Town week-long half-day summer camps. Space is limited and some weeks are nearing capacity. We encourage your cooperation in signing up before June 10. Registration forms received after that date may not be accepted. Find the forms on the Safety Town button in the left column of this page.
CCS Takes Lead on Area’s Safe Sleep Community Collaborative
The Center for Childhood Safety is leading a group of nonprofit and government agencies committed to combating unsafe infant sleep practices in Northeastern Wisconsin. In February, the Safe Sleep Community Collaborative was formed to address the need to educate the public about safe sleep practices in an effort to offset an alarming trend of growth in local infant deaths related to unsafe sleep accidents identified by the Brown County Child Death Review Team. The Safe Sleep Community Collaborative is made up of representatives from several family-serving nonprofit agencies recognizing a need to provide cribs/pack-n-plays to needy families.
Thanks to grant monies from Start Smart and the Brown County United Way Emerging Needs Fund and donations from 100 Women Who Care, CCS has purchased discounted high-quality pack-n-plays directly from Evenflo. The collaborating agencies are formulating referral processes and guidelines for distribution that will include one-on-one education for families about safe sleep procedures, outlined on standardized fact sheets to be used by agencies across Greater Green Bay.
Funding is still needed for this new and exciting program, so please consider sending in a tax-deductible donation either by clicking the donation link here on our Website or by sending in a check directly. A $65 donation covers a pack-n-play, handouts and the education for one family - potentially saving their baby’s life!
Li’l Mess Kids Mud Run Set for Sept. 14 in Greenleaf
Sign up now for Northeastern Wisconsin’s first-ever kids-only mud run hosted by Run Away Shoes to benefit Center for Childhood Safety and N.E.W. Community Shelter. This event features a short course for children 5 to 17 years old, offering a route with several fun, safe and MUDDY obstacles along the way. Any kid’s dream, right?
Children will be positioned within waves by age to reduce the potential for injuries. Parents are required to be on-site at the time of the race. Only 500 total children’s spots will be offered, so sign up now before they go. Before June 30, first child is $20, second and subsequent children are $17 each (plus tax/fees).
This event is a component of the 2nd annual Hot Mess Mud Run for adults. So why not make it family day of muddy buddies while supporting two great causes?
Volunteering at CSS
Volunteers are essential to the viability of any nonprofit organization and Center for Childhood Safety is no exception!
We list current volunteer opportunities through the Volunteer Center of Brown County’s Website at http://www.volunteergb.org. These opportunities include everything from single-day opportunities to help out with an event or ongoing opportunities like serving as a committee or board member or assisting with data entry/office work.
Unpaid internship opportunities for college students are also available and are offered first semester, second semester and over the summer. These are offered in two areas: 1) Fundraising and Development Intern 2) Childhood Safety Education Intern.
We also are happy to work with high school students in need of community service hours. Minimum volunteering age is 14.
All volunteers are required to submit to a background check.
Begin by filling out the volunteer application and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Executive Director Maria Turner at the e-mail above or by calling (920) 448-7081.