The leading cause of death for children under 14 years of age is vehicle crashes. Our TFCU Young Professionals have partnered with the El Paso Children’s Hospital and University Medical Center to help stop this problem by providing car seats for families with children at no cost! The program began in 2014 and has so far donated 2,153 car seats!
El Paso Health Car Seat Safety Program events take place throughout the year thanks to funding from the El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation. Volunteers and Child Passenger Safety Technicians evaluate car seats to see if they meet current safety guidelines or if they are the incorrect size for the child’s age, height, and weight, which will be replaced with a new car seat free of charge.
The volunteer technicians also educate families to properly install car seats and provide important car seat safety tips. TFCU Young Professionals volunteers join young professionals from other El Paso credit unions every month with this cause.
How can you help?
More information about future car seat safety events can be found here.