Needs and Deeds: Safe Kids Oklahoma

Founded by Martha Collar in 1989, Safe Kids Oklahoma is a statewide non-profit organization that focuses on limiting preventable deaths and injuries of children.
By Emily Farris, For The Oklahoman Published: June 2, 2014
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A car crash ended her mother’s life and changed hers.

Katie Mueller’s mother died in a motor vehicle accident they were in when Mueller was an infant.

Mueller’s survival inspired her to get involved in Safe Kids Oklahoma when she was in college and to take over as executive director in 2013.

“Because of my personal experience, child safety is something I’ve always been passionate about,” Mueller said. “It’s a close cause to my heart.”

Founded by Martha Collar in 1989, Safe Kids Oklahoma is a statewide nonprofit organization that focuses on limiting preventable deaths and injuries of children.

Employees travel the state to provide safety training to professionals, parents and children as well as provide safety devices to families that can’t afford them. They also advocate for better laws to keep children safe.

The organization hosts programs teaching motor vehicle safety, pedestrian safety, water safety, fire safety, bike safety, infant safety, home safety and safety in other risk areas such as playgrounds.

“Preventable accidents such as motor vehicle crashes, drowning and bike injuries are the leading cause of death in children,” Mueller said. “We offer training opportunities so children stay safe.”

Safe Kids Oklahoma is preparing to launch an Oklahoma City metro office. Instead of traveling the state, this office’s focus will be to provide safety education to Oklahoma City metro residents. There is already a Safe Kids Oklahoma office in the Tulsa area.



AT A GLANCE

Safe Kids Oklahoma

•Physical address: 3401 W Reno Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73107.

•Mailing address: 900 N Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73107.

•Phone: 954-6709.

•Website: safekidsok.org.

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