About Us

Kohl’s Car Seat Clinics Program is funded by a grant from Kohl’s Cares. The grant is administered by Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation.  This grant provides funds for car seats that are distributed to families at monthly car seat clinics. Car seat clinics are offered in Eugene at Fire Station 2 (1725 W 2nd).  Find Eugene Fire Station 2 with google maps (opens a new browser window)

At clinics, car seats are inspected and installed by certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. Technicians are community members–in our case mostly law enforcement officers, one fire fighter and Susan Hardy, Head Start employee–who volunteer their time for this program. Clinics are held on the last Thursday every month, except November and December which change depending on Thanksgiving  and Christmas.  Car seat clinics are open to the public and function on a first come first served business.

 


 

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Resources

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Recommendations For All Ages:

  • Select a car seat based on your child’s age, height, and weight.
  • Keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as your child fits the seat’s height and weight requirements.
  • All children under 13 should ride in the back seat.

 

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History

Kohl’s  Car Seat Clinics Program (Why and how it came to be)

Before there was certification we worked with county health departments statewide offering a short training and helping with public events – 1995 to 1998. Lane County Public Health was the sponsor for the car seat program in Lane County. Heather Duncan worked in the WIC program and coordinated the distribution of seats to their families. Once there was certification we hosted a technician class in Eugene. Heather got certified and then coordinated a regular fitting station at the fire department.

The County Health Department discontinued their involvement in August 2005 and Heather left to become the school nurse at Pleasant Hill. The next phase of the program was a partnership  between several agencies in and around Lane County. Head Start of Lane County in partnership with Acts Oregon and Safe Kids USA were involved in the car seat program. A few dedicated Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians struggled to keep some part of this program going.  Safe Kids, Lane County Chapter continued with Stacie Hafercamp until she was no longer able to work in the program. During this time Kohl’s entered into the arrangement with PeaceHealth. | MORE–>


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