Through The Debby Sayah Grandparent Outreach Project, KID brings our workshop, Don’t Learn About Recalls from your Grandchild, to range of grandparent events including caregiver support groups, community meetings and special celebrations, such as our Grandparents Day event at Trinity Community Church in Berwyn, IL. To disseminate KID’s safety resources, we participate in safety and health events year-round. Contact KID to inquire about presentation opportunities or if you know of an upcoming community event.
- (December 2010) Illinois Outreach: Riverdale Grandparent Presentation
KID’s program director traveled out to the Riverdale Community Resource Center for a workshop on children’s product safety.
- (September 2010) KID celebrates Grandparents Day
On September 12, 2010, KID joined grandparents at Trinity Community Church in Berwyn, IL for a Grandparents Day celebration. KID’s program director Sarah Chusid gave a talk on children’s product safety inluding materials and tips that will help the attendees identify and remove unsafe children’s products from childcare settings.
- (June 2010) New safety resource
- (April 2010) Grandparent Support Group
On April 16th, KID’s program director gave a presentation on how to recognize and remove unsafe children’s products from childcare settings for a grandparent support group held at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School in Harvey, IL.
- (March 2010) Grandparent Support Group – Circle Care Community Health Center
Grandparents attending their monthly evening support group meeting heard a presentation on children’s product safety given by Sarah Chusid, KID’s program director.
- (March 2010) Grandparent Support Group – Austin Satellite Center of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services
Grandparent patrons of the facility gathered for a workshop on identifying and removing unsafe products from childcare settings.
- (February 2010) 3rd Annual Loving to Resources: City-Wide Grandparent and Relative Caregivers Resource Forum
Around fifty grandparents were in attendance at Prayer & Faith Outreach Ministries as program director Sarah Chusid gave a presentation on children’s product safety.
- (2009) Grandparents Day Email
To mark National Grandparents Day, happening this Sunday, KID has created a special email notice full of family activities that give grandparents and their families the opportunity to learn more about children’s product safety. National Grandparents Day was founded in 1978 by Marian McQuade as a time to honor our family elders and to spend quality time with them. Forward the email on to the grandparents and families in your lives – and don’t forget to give Grandma and Grandpa a hug this Sunday!
To receive this and other email notices relating to this project, contact Laura@KidsInDanger.org. There will be a link to the Grandparents Day email in our regular monthly alert. To receive our monthly alert with the latest recalls and top consumer news, click here.
- (2009) City Wide Grandparent Task Force meetings
In April and June, KID introduced The Debby Sayah Grandparent Outreach Project at quarterly meetings of the City Wide Task Force on Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Grandchildren, a coalition of professionals and concerned relatives who deal with grandparenting issues.
At each meeting, we distributed a survey to solicit input and feedback from this panel of experts on our plans for further developing the program.
If you would like more information about this program, or to get involved contact Laura@KidsInDanger.org.