Quota Inernational of Orrville, Ohio, USA
Our Quota Cares Month project
We partnered with our local hospital – Aultman Orrville Hospital – for a Safety First Program through Cops ‘n Kids. We visited five elementary schools (Kidron/Dalton, Marshallville, Smithville, Rittman and Orrville). At each location a local law enforcement officer attended and went over bike safety rules as outlined in a coloring/activity book distributed. At the close of the program, each first grade child (350 total)was fitted with an adjustable bike helmet donated by Aultman Orrville Hospital and a Cops ‘n Kids drawstring bag donated by Quota International of Orrville. The benefits to our community are tremendous. So many children are treated each year with head injuries from bicycle accidents, we hope this continual program will help reduce those numbers dramatically.
How did our QCM project benefit our community?
Our awareness was raised in the community through this program in many ways. We were able to send communication home with each first grade child about our Cops ‘n Kids Program and our club. The bags will hopefully attract some attention as well. We have also received press coverage of this program. While we have not received any new members as yet, there is interest. Photo caption: Officer Adam Bupp of the Smithville Police Department adjusts the fit of a first grade Smithville Elementary student’s new bike helmet.
How did our QCM project benefit our club / members?
This project included all members of the club. There is no way to describe the feeling you have when you see their excitement when they are fitted with a new bike helmet. We have also received some AWESOME thanks you’s from the children–and their parents. (Banners, cards, pictures, etc.) It is so heartwarming, and everyone is so appreciative. You just know that you are making a difference. How could it not improve morale?
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