SAFE KIDS Rutherford County is a member of SAFE KIDS North Carolina and SAFE KIDS Worldwide, a global network of organizations that work to prevent accidental injury, the leading killer of children 14 years and under.   SAFE KIDS Rutherford County was founded in 2003 through efforts of the Community Health Council of Rutherford County and is a 501(c) 3 organization.  Donations are welcome and are tax deductible.  A network of partnering agencies and service organizations work together to raise awareness of preventable childhood injuries and help to support public awareness of child safety.

SAFE KIDS Rutherford County consists totally of dedicated VOLUNTEERS and hosts a variety of safety events throughout the year to provide children, parents and caregivers with the information and equipment they need to help keep children injury free.

SAFE KIDS Rutherford County partners with local schools, community groups and businesses in the following safety initiatives:  Child Passenger Safety, Bicycle Safety, Never Leave Your Child Alone (Eliminating Hyperthermia), Poison Prevention, Pedestrian Safety, Fire Safety, and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Dept. GREAT Program.

IWTSD-Danny and Char car IMG_0235Danny Holliday, FEDEX Sponsor for International Walk to School Day at Rutherfordton Elementary, with Charlene Proctor, Safe Kids and the FEDEX official NASCAR race car.

If you are interested in volunteering with SAFE KIDS Rutherford County, please contact Dr. Chris Burley at 828-245-2442 or chrisburley48@bellsouth.net.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support our SAFE KIDS Rutherford County Coalition, please make you check payable to: Safe Kids Rutherford County, 218 Doggett Rd., Forest City, NC 28043.  We will provide you with a receipt and letter of appreciation.