The Safe Kids Greater Thumb & Saginaw Coalition is a part of the Kids Connection. That has helped many families by providing safety education and equipment to families. I have also worked personally with the staff and volunteers. We have helped over 5000 children by checking thier child safety seats and in over 2500 of these we helped by providing the families with a new seat. This oranization has worked for many years strictly off of grants provided to the program. Since its inception the program has provided nearly about $100,000 worth of safety equipment to families. ie:car seats, bike helmets, home safety equipment, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors
The Director Nancy Dean and I both volunteer our time to act as the coordinators for the Safe Kids Program. We both agree it is better to make children safe then to worry about what we could be paid for. We both agree it is all about the kids and for the kids that matters.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have worked with this program to see thousands of families safer from our programs on safety in many counties. We have done safety events in Sanilac, Tuscola, Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Huron, St. Clair, Iosco, Gladwin, Lake, and Ogemaw Counties.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would love to see more funding brought into this organization so we can hire someone to assist with programming to make more children safe. I would also like to see funding to continue for our in home specialist. This would allow for more families to be given the chance and education to keep thier families together rather then being put into the foster care system.
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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Nothing I think the program allows all to work within thier own limits and give the chance to expand what they think they can do.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
I have worked with many families to help make families life better.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
This program makes me feel better everytime I volunteer
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