The goal of Helmets for Kids is to provide bicycle helmets for children who come from families that cannot afford a helmet or do not place importance on the purchase of a helmet.
This program is supported by our community partners who assist by providing the venue and promoting it to children in their community. The Brain Injury Association (BIAWE) provides trained volunteers, helmet fitting and helmets, and bicycle safety information to children.
Our community partners have included Camp Brombal, Windsor Police Services, Windsor Police Service-Amherstburg/Families First Bike Rodeo, New Canadians Centre of Excellence, Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre, Sandwich Teen Action Group/Coalition for Justice, Unity, Equality, and others.
Why wear a helmet?
• Reduces the risk of injury by 85%
• Lessens the severity of a concussion
• Decreases the chances of a severe injury like bruising, stretching, tearing or bleeding of the brain
• The law (Ontario Highway Safety Act) requires people less than 18 years of age to wear a helmet. You may get a $75 fine for not wearing one.
Charitable receipts provided for personal donations. Business receipts provided for business donations.
This program is made available to our community in Windsor and Essex County through the generosity of our donors and sponsors. We would like to thank the Solcz Family Foundation for 2020 sponsorship:
HOSTING EVENT: If you or your organization would like to host a helmet fitting for children who fit the criteria, please COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION FORM. Call 519-981-1329 if you have any questions.
Please indicate your choice of dates for the helmet fitting.
INDIVIDUALS: If you would like a helmet for a child who fits the criteria, please COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION FORM. Call 519-981-1329 if you have any questions.
If you would like to donate to this program and provide children with the gift of a helmet and help prevent an acquired brain injury:
- Mail a cheque to: Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County, P.O. Box 33090 Lakeview R.O. Windsor, ON N8Y 0A2 OR
- Make a donation on-line using PayPal.
- We will also accept donations of new helmets to our program.