Helmet Triptych

Kohl's Cares logo 2We are working to get more kids and teens into properly fit helmets through the Kohl’s Helmet Safety Program at Seattle Children’s.

In partnership with Kohl’s Cares, we travel Washington state providing free helmet fittings and giveaways for children year-round. We teach parents and kids how to properly fit every helmet we give away, but we don’t stop there. We also provide resources to teach you to fit helmets where you are, in the community or at home. In our eight-year partnership, we have properly fit and given away over 25,000 helmets.

Learn more about bike and multi-sport and ski and snowboard helmets.

See below for the dates and locations of our free bike helmet fitting and giveaway events this year. Please note that we fit and give away helmets only at these community events. Unfortunately, we are unable to fulfill individual requests for helmets or provide helmet donations.

Please note that events are subject to change. It is recommended that you check back one month prior to confirm the date, time and location of a specific event. 

Make Sure the Helmet Fits

Ask KOMO: Bike Helmet Safety

Watch this video to learn how to fit a helmet.

Bike accidents are the second leading cause of serious injury in school-age children. Each year, an average of two bicyclists are killed in the Seattle area, and more than 200 are severely injured. Head injury is the leading cause of bicycle-related death and disability.

Bicycle helmets can reduce these risks by 85%. Wearing a helmet is required by law in Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton and many other Washington cities. However, many kids either don’t have a helmet or won't wear one. We want to change that!

Free Bike Helmet Fitting and Giveaways

Free bike helmets available for children 1 to 18 years old. One helmet per child. Wearers must be present and be fitted to receive a helmet. Quantities are limited. First come, first served. No appointments needed.

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Spartan Recreation Center, 202 NE 185th St., Shoreline, WA 98155
More about the event: The Shoreline Fire Department will join us for our first helmet fitting and giveaway event of the year!

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St., Federal Way, WA 98003
More about the event: We will be fitting and giving out helmets at the Pirates, Pixies and Helmets event! Dress up in your favorite pirate or fairy costume, receive a properly fit helmet, play in a pirate ship and visit McGruff the Crime Dog.

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Kadlec Healthplex, 1268 Lee Blvd., Richland, WA 99352
More about the event: Come play at Safe Kids Saturday! This family safety fair will include a bike rodeo, car seat safety checks, bike helmet fittings and many hands-on activities.

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Lacey Kohl’s Store, 681 Sleater Kinney Rd. SE, Lacey, WA 98503
More about the event: We will be providing properly fit helmets to kids at the Lacey Kohl’s Store with Safe Kids Thurston County.

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98122
More about the event: Come play at Urban Games with Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and Essex Community Outreach! There will be health and dental screenings, CPR training, cooking demonstrations, healthy treats, tons of fun, active games for the whole family and more! Receive a free helmet for your child.

Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Redmond Kohl’s Store, 17601 NE Union Hill Rd., Redmond, WA 98052
More about the event: Join us at the Redmond Kohl’s Store to receive a properly fit helmet for your child.

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Covington KidsFest, 17002 SE 270th Pl., Covington, WA 98042
More about the event: Come to this fun event for families. Enjoy music, art projects, join the bike rodeo and get fit for a helmet!

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Seattle Children’s North Clinic, 1815 13th St., Everett, WA 98201
More about the event: We are celebrating the opening of Seattle Children’s North Clinic! Come see our new space and get your child fit for a helmet to take home. 

Check back for more free helmet giveaway events.

Contact Us

To contact the Kohl’s Helmet Safety Program at Seattle Children's, please call 206-987-1569.