United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA) Begins Distributing Free Booster Seats to Hundreds of Low-Income Families In the Capital Area

UWNCA CEO, Norm Taylor and UWNCA President Gwendolyn Boyd Join Area Safety

Partners to Kick-Off Boost America!, a Nation-Wide Child Booster Seat

Awareness and Distribution Program



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from United Way of the National Capital Area

    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Highway crashes are the #1 killer of
 children and new research confirms that most of the national capital area's
 at-risk kids (ages 4-8) are not safely secured in automobiles.
     Today, along with Ford and other safety partners, United Way of the
 National Capital Area (UWNCA) began distributing one thousand free booster
 seats to low-income families to kick-off Boost America!  This is the first of
 several local events where UWNCA will distribute the seats throughout the
 region.
     "We are pleased to be partnering with Ford and the other safety partners
 involved with Boost America!," said Norman O. Taylor, UWNCA CEO. "We are
 committed to cultivating collaborative partnerships that help the United Way
 make a difference in people's lives and our community.  Collaboration like
 this with the private sector and community is one of the building bricks of
 our United Way -- we look forward to more of it."
     Boost America! is a $30 million commitment this year -- to shift attitudes
 and behavior in favor of better protection for child passengers through
 increased booster seats to low-income families, through their collaboration
 with local United Ways across the country.
     UWNCA is continuing to pre-screen families who may qualify for these
 seats.  For more information, call 202-488-2015.
     The United Way of the National Capital Area, encompassing both the private
 sector and the Combined Federal Campaign, is the principle fundraiser directly
 supporting thousands of health and human service agencies dedicated to
 strengthening the quality of life in the Washington metropolitan area.  More
 information about the UWNCA and the CFC is available at
 http://www.unitedwaynca.org .
 
     CONTACT:  Anthony De Cristofaro, Communications, 202-488-2062, or Lori A.
 Kline, Communications, 202-488-2063, both of United Way of the National
 Capital Area.
 
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    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Highway crashes are the #1 killer of
 children and new research confirms that most of the national capital area's
 at-risk kids (ages 4-8) are not safely secured in automobiles.
     Today, along with Ford and other safety partners, United Way of the
 National Capital Area (UWNCA) began distributing one thousand free booster
 seats to low-income families to kick-off Boost America!  This is the first of
 several local events where UWNCA will distribute the seats throughout the
 region.
     "We are pleased to be partnering with Ford and the other safety partners
 involved with Boost America!," said Norman O. Taylor, UWNCA CEO. "We are
 committed to cultivating collaborative partnerships that help the United Way
 make a difference in people's lives and our community.  Collaboration like
 this with the private sector and community is one of the building bricks of
 our United Way -- we look forward to more of it."
     Boost America! is a $30 million commitment this year -- to shift attitudes
 and behavior in favor of better protection for child passengers through
 increased booster seats to low-income families, through their collaboration
 with local United Ways across the country.
     UWNCA is continuing to pre-screen families who may qualify for these
 seats.  For more information, call 202-488-2015.
     The United Way of the National Capital Area, encompassing both the private
 sector and the Combined Federal Campaign, is the principle fundraiser directly
 supporting thousands of health and human service agencies dedicated to
 strengthening the quality of life in the Washington metropolitan area.  More
 information about the UWNCA and the CFC is available at
 http://www.unitedwaynca.org .
 
     CONTACT:  Anthony De Cristofaro, Communications, 202-488-2062, or Lori A.
 Kline, Communications, 202-488-2063, both of United Way of the National
 Capital Area.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X57126364
 
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