I recently wrote a blog about keeping our children safe on the streets. I received a great response with people interested in getting teenagers especially to respond to safety measures that we as adults see. In my spare time, I went ahead to create more items that could be beneficial to children’s safety.
All these items are high visibility products. All work I do to create these items still drives me to do good and save lives. I sell these items via etsy.com but always open to anyone to approach me if they want custom items made for them. Badges and bags, they are all less than $5 each. Affordable to everyone who is interested in applying them to their children’s clothing or accessories like school bags. All badges comes with an iron – on adhesive backing so that no sewing is required. These are so important to me because I have three teenagers myself, they go out and I constantly worry about their choices of wearing dark clothing. They could easily be struck by any vehicle as can any child in the usa. I also offer a service to teens, that they can bring me a hoodie, pants or t-shirts (or I can provide for extra charge) and I will apply the high visibility vinyl to their clothing of their design of their choice, for only $5 per design. This is a very small price to pay to ensure road safety. This more than just road safety, its about linking with teenagers and allowing them to interact with their own safety and make their own designs. This is to assist them “LIKING” their clothing to WANT to wear them outside. This can also be a form of self expression, as long as it means that they are wearing volentry safety wear.
Road safety doesn’t just mean night driving. Soon winter will be over and we will be heading to nice sunny weather once again. Soon enough will start seeing on the news of more child deaths in hot cars being reported. I have made several designs of vinyl bumper stickers which is cheap to buy once again, but could be enough to remind people who park at a parking lot or behind another car on the street, that they need to check the car for their children and pets. Everything I make is non-profitable. They only cover the cost of making the item in order to be affordable to everyone.
We are all responsible for what is happening. We all need to help each other with little reminder notes, even as bumper stickers to help another parent out now and again. It also reminds people who think “its OK, I will only be 5 mins” or “I can see them from here” excuses to leave their children in the car while they run errons outside and leaving their children or pets to a potential death trap. A reminder that only 5 or 10 mins will be enough to cause some serious consequences for the victims.
Lets us all help to make a difference today and help others…. what a great world that would be if we made it better…. starting today.