Helmets for Kids

Bicycle helmets are an effective way to reduce head injuries among children. Interventions to increase helmet use may be effective, particularly community-based, school-based, and those that provide free helmets

Through the generosity of donors we fit new helmets on children up to age 18 years. Instruction is provided on the need to wear a helmet and how to wear the helmet properly. Children are encouraged to wear the helmet every time they are riding their bicycles, scooters, or skateboards.

Education is the key to this program and we provide instruction at all our fittings. We promote the 2V1 method of helmet fitting to ensure a proper fit.

HELMETS

We collaborate with community organizations like Bike Windsor Essex, the City of Windsor Bicycle Committee, the local school boards and county police departments. They provide opportunities to properly fit children who otherwise would not have a helmet to wear.

If you are involved with a children’s or youth group and would like to have helmets fitted, please complete the application form below.

Please note that our goal is to provide helmets to children who otherwise could not afford a helmet. We do not provide individual helmets.

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:

  1. Mail a cheque to: Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County. P.O. Box 22070 11500 Tecumseh Rd. E. Windsor, ON N8N 5G6   OR
  2. Make a donation on-line using PayPal.
  3. Send an E-transfer
  4. We will also accept donations of new helmets to our program.

Charitable receipts provided for personal donations. Business receipts provided for business donations.
Download Application Form