Safety and Injury Prevention

Seattle Children’s Health and Safety Program

Children in helmets and life jackets






PC_Center-Of-Hope-Logo-200x62.jpgIn partnership with Panda Cares and thanks to Panda Express fundraising efforts, Seattle Children’s travels throughout Washington state to serve the youth by providing free helmet and life jacket fittings. We teach parents and kids how to properly fit every helmet and life jacket we give away. We also provide resources to teach you how to fit safety devices, whether in the community or at home. See below for the dates and locations of our free giveaway events this year.

Free Giveaway Events

Due to COVID-19, we will only be hosting events that require pre-registration.

We only fit children between the ages of 1 and 18 and they must be present in order to be properly fit and receive a helmet or life jacket.

2022 Event Dates

More events will be posted soon, so please check back!

Getting the Proper Fit

A helmet or life jacket won't protect you if it doesn't fit correctly. Learn how to properly fit safety devices with your family. For instructions and additional tips, visit Bike and Multi-Sport Helmets: Quick Fit Check for helmets and Life Jackets for Children and Teens for life jackets.

Contact Us

To contact Seattle Children’s Health and Safety Program, please email or call 206-987-9878.

Please note that we fit and give away safety devices only at these community events. Unfortunately, we are unable to fulfill individual requests or provide donations for helmets or life jackets.


Helmet resources

Life jacket resources