Published On: Thu, Apr 25th, 2013

Child Safety Program Receives Adult-Sized Donation

Story last updated on April 25th, 2013 at 12:11 pm.

Children who will be entering kindergarten this fall will be able to learn about traffic safety in a fun and safe environment courtesy of a generous contribution from AAA of Oregon.

AAA of Oregon donated cars which will be used in the city of Eugene’s Safety Town Program, a two-week program in July during which children learn basic safety awareness and accident prevention through experiential learning activities. The lessons offered at Safety Town cover topics such as pedestrian, school bus, bicycle, poison, fire, gun, home and water safety using age-appropriate materials such as instruction, music and hands-on activities.

Safety Town

“This is a significant donation on the part of AAA of Oregon,” said Sgt. Lisa Barrong, who is coordinating the program. “We greatly needed the cars in order to put this on and AAA of Oregon came to the rescue. I can’t say enough about how important this camp is because it teaches children who are just getting out into the world, how to be safe. We can’t thank AAA of Oregon enough and hope to have other businesses and individuals also involved in supporting this important child safety camp.”

The camp will be Weekdays July 15 – July 26, either, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., or 12:30 – 3:00 p.m., at Eugene Christian School, 2895 Chad Dr. (Across from Costco) in Eugene. Children are served on a first-come, first-served basis, and the registration deadline is June 24. Registration can be done here.

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