Chattanooga, Tenn. – East Brainerd’s Kohl’s Department Store and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Safe and Sound Program are presenting a back-to-school safety fair on Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Kohl’s Department Store on Gunbarrel Road.
“We are extremely fortunate to partner with Kohl’s this time of year,” said Coy Ellis, Safe and Sound Program Coordinator. “Since August 3 and 4 is the biggest weekend in Tennessee for back-to-school shopping, we thought it was imperative not only for Kohl’s to show their support to our community but also for Children’s Hospital to educate the community about various safety initiatives.”
As children head back to school and the outside temperatures begin to drop, parents are faced with a new set of concerns when it comes to the safety of their children. Some of the initiatives such as fire, pedestrian, bike, texting and driving safety will be demonstrated at the event by local police, fire and emergency personnel.
“Not only is it important to educate families how to be safe, our other goal is to make sure they are having fun,” added Ellis. “Volunteers from Kohl’s A-Team and Children’s Hospital will also be on site offering free activities such as cookie decorating, face painting and making crafts.”
A check presentation from Kohl’s for $52,895 to Children’s Hospital representatives will take place approximately 11:30 a.m. This year’s donation will go towards Children’s Hospital’s injury prevention program, Safe and Sound, to educate families about the importance of keeping their children safe with prevention tips and educational opportunities.