Health Department Receives Grant for Booster Seats


Published on April 15 2014 4:28 pm
Last Updated on April 15 2014 4:28 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham County Health Department has received a $1,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.  The grant was awarded to help increase the use of booster seats in Effingham County.  The grant is one of 51 grants distributed throughout Illinois this spring as part of the Boost Your Big Kid campaign.

Booster seats reduce the risk for serious injury by 45% for children ages four to eight years old.

Families interested in attending an educational program to learn more about how booster seats protect children can contact the Health Department at 217-342-9237 for more information.  Attendees may be eligible to receive a new booster seat for their child.