Mini-grant offers car seats to local families

UGA Extension Burke County was awarded the 2022 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program.

Through the Mini-Grant, UGA Extension and the Burke County Health Department work together to provide car seats and education to financially eligible families throughout the county.

The program is funded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help ensure Georgia’s children are safe while riding in motor vehicles.

Since 2007, the education, car seats and booster seats provided through the minigrant prevented serious injury or death and saved over 425 of Georgia’s children who were involved in crashes, according to a recent press release.

“It’s our responsibility to keep our children safe,” said Terri Black, Burke County Extension Agent. “The Car Seat Mini-Grant is a great opportunity to help our community and help protect our children from serious injuries or death in motor vehicle crashes.”

UGA Extension educates parents and caregivers on how to properly install and use car seats, offers car seat inspections and provides car seats and booster seats to financially eligible families. For more information about the Burke County car seat program, contact Terri Black at (706) 554-2119.

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