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. Since our partnership began in 2007, we have properly fit and given away over 31,000 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. We recommend 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 (Remaining in 2018)

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: 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 and 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.