Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Light Up A Life Winter Survival Kit #EnergizerCFK

Here in the Chicago area we've really been lucky this winter.  Just last week temperatures were hovering near 40 degrees and we've only had one winter storm that dumped almost 9 inches in our area.  It's a far cry from 2011's Snowmagedon of 22 inches, that had travelers stranded on snow covered roads overnight in some instances.

Fortunately during that snowstorm, my family and I were safe at home.  But I wonder if those motorists on Lake Shore Drive last year were prepared?  Did they have anything in their cars to sustain them in this emergency?  Where any of them traveling with children?

Did you know:
  • Over 9 million children suffer from non-fatal injuries each year, and accidents are the leading cause of death for children. Additionally, dangerous weather events cause hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries every year.
  • 70% of power outages in the U.S. are weather related. Numerous power failures are caused by natural weather phenomena such as lightening, rain, snow, ice, wind,and even dust.
The Center of Disease Control recommends having a kit ready in preparation for
any emergency that may arise. They recommend the kit include food, water, flash
light, extra batteries, first aid kit, sanitation and personal hygiene items, and other necessities.

This month I'm partnering with Energizer and Champions for Kids in the Energizer Light Up A Life Champions for Kids Campaign.  My task is to put together a Winter Survival Kit to help children in need stay safe and be prepared for winter weather emergencies.  Later this month I'll be sharing what I included in my Winter Survival Kit.

I encourage you to gather your co-workers, family and friends and put together a few items that would be useful in an emergency and donate them to a shelter or other organization that serves children and may not have the means to purchase these items.  Together we can reach thousands and be true Champions for Kids!

Please join us for a Twitter Party on 
Thursday, February 9th at 8:00 p.m. EST
to spread the word about this campaign.

There will be prizes!  (2) $25, (1) $50, and (1) $100 Walmart Gift Cards.

RSVP here and follow along using hashtag #EnergizerCFK

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    @therebelchick said...

    I am preparing a kit for a local shelter that cares for homeless children, I think that this is a really great program!

    Unknown said...

    It's such a fabulous mission! You have such great ideas for keeping kids safe during the winter months! Can't wait to see your follow up post!

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