Safety and Injury Prevention
Kohl’s Helmet Safety Program at Seattle Children’s – Event
We 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
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.
We will post a schedule of upcoming events when one is available.
To contact the Kohl’s Helmet Safety Program at Seattle Children’s, please call 206-987-1569.