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DuPage County SAFE KIDS Chapter (Illinois) and West Suburban Child Passenger Safety Team

DuPage County SAFE KIDS is a chapter of the Illinois SAFE KIDS, a coalition of Safe Kids USA.  We support child safety initiatives in DuPage County and neighboring communities in the Chicago suburbs.  Our current emphasis is child passenger safety; through the West Suburban Child Passenger Safety Team, we organize checkup events and coordinate local fitting stations throughout the year.  We also participate in carseat distribution programs to low income families in DuPage County, though program cuts at the DuPage County Health Department, The Care and Counseling Center, Healthy DuPage, Central DuPage Hospital and other agencies have severely hurt this effort.  Our chapter is a non-profit organization and our meetings are open to the public.  Through Car-Safety.Org, we provide information about child passenger and vehicle safety on a national level.  Included on this page are a list of future events, a meeting schedule and a list of our member organizations.  We invite support for our initiatives from individuals and other organizations.  Please contact one of our officers listed at the bottom of this page!

Due program and budget cuts at the DuPage County Health Department and other local government agencies over the last few years, we are actively seeking new sources of funding for our vital programs.  Due to these cuts in our funding and program cuts at other county organizations, we regret that DuPage County SAFE KIDS can not currently provide free child seats to WIC or other low income families.  In the mean time, parents may contact the DuPage County Health Department to see if they qualify for a free class and child restraint, courtesy of the Wheaton Police Department and funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Support DuPage County SAFE KIDS
DuPage County SAFE KIDS (Online dba Car-Safety.Org) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Illinois SAFE KIDS Coalition and SAFE KIDS USA. Your donations will support our local child safety programs, including free carseat checkups and carseat distribution to low income families in DuPage County, Illinois. Your donations may be tax deductible to the extent of the law, and a confirmation letter will be mailed upon request. You may donate with any of the three methods below.
1)  You may send a check payable to "DuPage County SAFE KIDS" and mail to:

DuPage County Safe Kids
P.O. Box 461
Naperville, IL 60566
2)  You may also donate using Paypal. Paypal does deduct a very small processing charge from all secure credit card donations, and may also require you to open an account if you do not have one already.
Click to Support DuPage County SAFE KIDS

Please note that the payment may appear as "PayPal" on your credit card statement

3)  DuPage County SAFE KIDS is registered with NetworkForGood and Guidestar. Through Network for Good, your secure credit card donation will be received by DuPage County SAFE KIDS.

Click to Support DuPage County SAFE KIDS
Donate to DuPage County SAFE KIDS through Network for Good

Please note that the payment will appear as "Network For Good" or "PipeVine" on your credit card statement

DuPage County SAFE KIDS thanks you for your generosity. Your donation may be tax deductible and will help prevent the #1 cause of death for kids ages 1-14.


Upcoming Events:

  • May 9, Carseat Checkup, 10a - 2p: Naperville Babies r Us 1955 Glacier Park Avenue Sgt. Jim Jenkner 630-241-6800 ex:5009
  • May 16, Carseat Checkup, 10a - 1p: Waubonsee College at Rush-Copley Medical Center, 2060 Ogden Ave. Aurora IL 60504 Contact Robert Brasky 847-658-4172
  • May 16, Carseat Checkup, TBA, Central DuPage Hospital

Carseat Fitting Stations in DuPage County and the Chicago Western Suburbs
Please Call Ahead for an Appointment to make sure a Certified Child Passenger Safety Tecnnician is Available during the hours listed! Do you live in the Western Chicago Suburbs and don't see a location in your town? Please contact your local hospital, police, fire or public health department and ask them to join our team!

Meeting Schedule
Monthly meetings have been booked for the following tentative dates and times in 2009, unless noted.  Meetings are open to the general public.
  • January 30th, 1PM, Danada Convenient Care, Wheaton
  • March 26th, 9AM, Education Center, Villa Park
  • April 24, 1PM, Wheaton
  • May 28, 9AM, Villa Park
  • June 26, 1PM, Wheaton
  • July 23, 9AM, Villa Park
  • August 28, 1PM, Wheaton
  • September 24, 9AM, Villa Park
  • October 23, 1PM, Wheaton
  • December 18, 11:30AM Lunch, Wheaton
The Education Center is located at 318 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL, the CDH Danada Convenient Care facility is at 7 Blanchard Circle, Wheaton, in the lower level Conference room.

DuPage County SAFE KIDS Represented Agencies and Organizations

Addison Fire Department, Aurora Police Department, Bartlett Police Department, Bloomingdale Police Department, Carol Stream Police and Fire Departments, Central DuPage Hospital, Clarendon Hills Fire Department, Central DuPage Hospital, Downers Grove Police Department, DuPage County Health Department, Elmhurst Fire Department, Elmhurst Memorial Health, Glendale Heights Police Department, Glen Ellyn Police Department, Good Samaritan Hospital, Hinsdale Police, Illinois State Police, Lombard Police Department, Oak Brook Police Department, Roselle Police Department, Naperville Police Department, Roselle Police Department, Streamwood Police Department, Westmont Fire Department, Wheaton Police Department, Willowbrook Police Department, Winfield Fire Protection District, Woodridge Police Department,


Contact Information


  • Kathy Stelmar, #172, Coordinator Emeritus
    Carol Stream Police Department
    Carol Stream, IL
    630-868-6168
    Email Kathy Stelmar

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