RICHMOND, VA – CarMax, Inc., a retailer of used cars, announced that the CarMax Foundation has awarded the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) a $100,000 grant for its National Partnership on Booster Seat Safety program.
In April 2004, the CarMax Foundation provided a $50,000 grant to the Partnership to fund the program’s initial start-up. The Partnership's goal is to increase booster seat usage in the U.S.
"The grant from the CarMax Foundation will help the National Partnership on Booster Seat Safety program provide increased education, awareness, and advocacy on a critical child passenger safety issue," said Judy Meehan, HMHB director of development. "When children outgrow their child safety seats, at around 40 lbs., they need to be restrained in a booster seat for adequate protection."
Motor vehicle crashes are the single largest killer of children ages 4 to 8 years old, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This program will leverage partnerships to call for strong, enforceable laws and standardize booster seat safety messages.