SAFE KIDS WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE — Safe Kids Washoe County recently received a grant from Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative that will enable the organization to provide safe sleep education to parents and caregivers, as well donate Graco® Pack ‘n Plays® and crib sheets to families who could not otherwise afford safe sleeping environments for their infants. Safe Kids Washoe County is one of 40 community organizations across the U.S. to receive funds from the Joseph A. Hardy, Sr. Mini-Grant Program sponsored by 84 Lumber Company.
Safe Kids Washoe County administers the Cribs for Kids® program throughout northern, southern, and rural Nevada. This program has been funded through initial support from the State of Nevada Health Division as well as ongoing donations, grants and fundraising. Based on the model from the national program headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., Cribs for Kids® is an infant safe-sleep education program that helps to reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments. More than 400 Cribs for Kids® partners throughout the country provide educational materials regarding safe sleeping for infants as well as other safety tips to protect babies from sleep-related deaths, including asphyxia, suffocation and SIDS. For more information visit www.safekidswc.com or www.cribsforkids.org.
This is the first year that Cribs for Kids national has offered this grant to their partner agencies; the grant is named in honor of Joseph A. Hardy, Sr., who founded of 84 Lumber Company in 1956. 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held building materials and services supplier to professional contractors and build-it-yourselfers. The company owns and operates more than 250 stores, component plants, door shops, installation centers and engineered wood product shops in 30 states.