Five years ago, on the day after Halloween, Charlie Horn, a 2-year-old Kansas City boy died in his home. He was sweet. He was quiet. He was loved. And his death could have been prevented by a simple piece of plastic.
On Saturday, October 6 from noon to 3 pm, Crowley Furniture will be distributing FREE furniture straps - the same straps that could have saved Charlie Horn’s life. Safety advisors from Charlie’s House, the local nonprofit dedicated to preventing injury and death to children through accidents in the home, will also be on site to demonstrate strap installation, distribute safety information and answer questions.
“Furniture straps are one of the key tools families can use to help keep their children safe,” Jenny Horn, Charlie’s mother and board member of Charlie’s House, said.“We all understand the importance of car seats, but not everyone understands how important it is to secure furniture in order to keep children safe in their own homes. We can’t thank the Crowley family enough for sponsoring this event and helping us spread the word.”
Locations include: Liberty, 200 N. 291 Highway; Lee’s Summit, 261 Greenwich; and Overland Park, 6327 West 119th St.
On November 1, 2007, Charlie Horn, a 2-year-old Kansas City boy, was killed when he attempted to climb a 30’ dresser in his own home. Charlie’s House was established a short time later with the goal of preventing injuries to children in and around the home. For more information on Charlie's House and to learn about other educational events, visit their website www.charlieshouse.org and follow them on Facebook.