Letter to the Editor

Thanks for the car seats

Executive director, ALPHA Pregnancy & Parenting SupportJanuary 28, 2013 

On behalf of ALPHA Pregnancy & Parenting Support, I’d like to thank Central Coast Funds for Children (CCFC) for supporting the purchase of 70 new, convertible infant car seats to be provided to low-income, expectant parents and to new parents of very young children.

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for babies and children and also are a major cause of permanent brain damage, epilepsy and spinal cord injury.

According to Sutter Health (http://www.babies.sutterhealth.org), most of these deaths and injuries can be prevented with the proper installation and use of car seats.

ALPHA’s certified car seat installation technician, together with other members of the SLO County Child Injury Prevention Coalition, will install these car seats and train the parents and parents-to-be regarding proper usage. ALPHA also thanks CCFC for providing many, many adorable 0-to-24-month sleepers for ALPHA’s littlest clients, collected through K-Jug Radio’s “DJs for PJs” holiday event in Paso Robles. CCFC, an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to children, is tremendously valuable to ALPHA as well as to partner agencies throughout San Luis Obispo County. Please visit http://www.sloalpha.org to learn more about ALPHA’s free and compassionate services.

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