Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) Foundation
Kicks off Child Passenger Safety Week Hosting A Car Seat Drive for Needy Families
Drive ensures that families with young children have a properly installed and secure child safety seat
(Garden City, New York)– The Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) Foundation along with EAC Network and NFP is sponsoring a car seat drive and child passenger safety seat inspection for needy families in Nassau County thanks to a donation of car seats by Toys of Hope Children’s Charity.
Members of the NCPD, NCPD Explorers, EAC Network, Suffolk County Police Department and Nassau County’s Traffic Safety Center will install and inspect car seats for families, as well as provide parents with essential information about child passenger safety.
"We must do all we can to protect our children when on the road. Together with the Nassau County Police Foundation and Toys of Hope Children's Charity, Nassau County and its employees are assisting disadvantaged families by providing free car seats to better protect children," said Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder.
The drive will run from 10:00am to 1:00pm at NFP, 45 Executive Drive, Plainview, NY 11803. EAC Network was able to promote the event and obtain appointments from county residents through a program funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a grant from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.
“Thanks to this great donation from the Toys of Hope Children's Charity and partnership with EAC Network we are able to properly install a child’s car seat and potentially save their life,” said Eric Blumencranz, Chairman of the NCPD Foundation and Managing Director of NFP/Plainview office. “Through this effort members of the NCPD were able to engage directly with the individuals they police in hopes of building positive relationships that will be imperative to continuing to keep Nassau County’s residents safe.”
“Statistics demonstrate that 3 out of 4 car seats are improperly installed despite the efforts of parents and caregivers. It is important to educate the community on New York State Occupant protection laws,” said Rachel Lugo, Division Director at EAC Network.
About the Nassau County Police Department FoundationThe Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established to provide financial support to the analytic, operational and outreach components of the Nassau County Police Department’s mission to serve and protect the people of Nassau County and to provide safety and an improved quality of life in our communities through excellence in policing. The NCPD Foundation has raised over $5 million dollars to support the efforts of the NCPD to date. To learn more about the NCPD Foundation, visit www.ncpdfoundation.org.
About the Toys of Hope
Toys of Hope aka " American Giving Project" is a year-round organization based on Long Island, which provides desperately needed goods and services to over 65,000 needy, underprivileged and homeless children and their families and their pets from Montauk to Manhattan since 1994. Unlike other charities, Toys of Hope provides everyday essentials for free, new bedding and towels, food for families and animals, new clothing and shoes to families in addition to toys and does so beyond the holiday season. In addition, Toys of Hope relies solely on volunteers to accomplish its mission. For further information, visit us at www.toysofhope.org. 631-271-TOYS (8697).
About EAC Network
EAC Network is a not-for-profit human service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 82,000 children, families, and seniors in crisis across Long Island and New York City. Among those we assist are children who have been abused or who are in foster care, people struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues, vulnerable seniors needing support, individuals seeking gainful employment, and more. For more information, visit us at www.eac-network.org, call (516) 539-0150, or check us out on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram at @EACNet
September 22, 2018
10:00 am – 1:00 p.m.
45 Executive Drive
Plainview, NY 11803
MEDIA IS INVITED FROM 1030 TO 1230 HOURS