Children’s Advocacy, also known as HKQ Kids, will give away free bicycle helmets to
hundreds of Northeastern Pennsylvania children as part of its ongoing efforts to promote child safety in the region.
Since HKQ Kids started the helmet program in 2008, the organization founded by personal injury Attorney Joe Quinn of the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn has equipped more than 6,400 children with free bike helmets. Last year, HKQ Kids gave away more than 1,300 helmets and is planning to stock another 1,300 this year to meet the expected demand.
“Our entire law firm looks forward to this event every year,” said HKQ spokeswoman
Attorney Michelle M. Quinn. “It’s great to meet so many wonderful families in our community and know that we are doing our part to keep their children safe.”
This year’s event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will be held at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre during the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Children are required to be 12 or under and accompanied by an adult to receive a helmet. All helmets distributed by HKQ Kids meet U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, and each helmet comes equipped with a user’s manual and CPSC label of certification.
HKQ Kids was established in October 2005 to promote child safety through community
outreach and educational programs. The fund is administered by the Luzerne Foundation.
(Information from Sue Greenfield)