Cribs for Kids® is a safe-sleep education and resource program for low-income parents. It helps reduce the risk of injury and death to infants by sharing easy and safe sleep messaging to parents, caregivers, and community partners. Many deaths that previously would have been classified as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS, or an unexplained death before 1 year old), are now attributed to sleep-related causes.
For the last 15 years, the foundation has been an official Cribs for Kids partner, fully inheriting the program in 2016. Our staff has educated families about how to keep their infants safe by promoting the A-B-Cs of Safe Sleep: Babies should be ALONE, always on their BACKS, and in an uncluttered CRIB each and every time they are placed down for sleep. In addition to education, we’ve provided brand new, safe cribettes to those most in need in Delaware County.
While there has been a major decrease in the incidence of SIDS since 1992 due in large part to Back-to-Sleep educational campaigns at the national, state and local levels, preventable deaths are still occurring in Delaware County. Help us prevent sleep-related deaths so every infant can celebrate their first birthday. Become a Cribs for Kids “Angel” by adopting a crib ($89) or infant safety kit ($118), or make a donation in any amount.