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Rite Aid's 3rd Annual Child Safety Day
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Winsted Rite Aid to Host 3rd Annual Child Safety Day on Saturday, July 14

Local law enforcement, businesses offering demonstrations, safety tips & activities for children
WHO:             Parents and children who want free photo ID cards, fingerprinting and safety tips from many local organizations.
WHAT:           Child Safety Day at the Winsted Rite Aid featuring:
·         Free photo IDs
·   Fingerprinting from the Winchester Police Department
·   Connecticut Forestry Department featuring guest appearances by Smokey Bear
·   Local first responders including Winsted Fire Department, Winsted Ambulance,
·   Campion Paramedics and Connecticut State Police K-9 unit, and a public landing of LIFE STAR Helicopter (appearance dependent on emergency operational demands)
·         State resources including boating safety tips from the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEP), information on child fostering and adoption from the Department of Children and Families (DCF), and product safety tips from the Department of Consumer Protection.
·   Informational resources from Safe Kids Connecticut, Substance Abuse Action Council Connecticut (SAACCT), YMCA, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Connecticut Poison Control Center, Litchfield County Early Head Start and Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters
WHERE:        Rite Aid Store at 200 New Hartford Road, Winsted, CT 06098
WHEN:           Saturday, July 14, from noon to 4 p.m.
WHY:             An estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year – more than 2,000 children every day.In the event of an emergency, having a child’s photo and identifying information immediately available helps local law enforcement safely locate and return the missing child. Rite Aid is continuing a now annual tradition of promoting child safety through a one-day festival packed with useful and free access to resources including child photo IDs and fingerprinting.  One of Rite Aid's core values is to be a caring neighbor in the communities in which Rite Aid associates live and work. Organizing valuable community resources into a Child Safety Day is one way that Rite Aid can give back to the community.