Anyone who has spent more than one minute with our executive director, Miki Farris, knows she has a passion for the least and littlest. It was her desire to help babies in need that drove her to co-found Infant Crisis Services 30 years ago. And it is that same desire that drives her to continue expanding the services we offer.
In recent years, Infant Crisis Services launched a car seat distribution program in partnership with Safe Kids Oklahoma. Miki couldn't bear the thought of kids riding around without a car seat or in an unsafe seat simply because their parents couldn't afford to buy one. Since it's inception, the car seat program has been a huge success, and today Miki was recognized for her efforts to keep kids safe on the road.
She has been nominated as one of four Metro Area Car Seat Technicians of the Year in the state of Oklahoma. She accepted the award at an event in Tulsa Wednesday morning. Miki is one of six people on staff at Infant Crisis Services who is trained and certified to properly fit and install a car seat.
This is the second year in a row an Infant Crisis Services representative has received the award. Last year, Ana Davis was given the honor.
Our next car seat distribution event will be held Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot of the Infant Crisis Services Donald W. Reynolds Center at 4224 North Lincoln Blvd. For a small, suggested donation of $10, we are giving more than 40 new car seats to families in need. Miki and our other car seat technicians will help install and properly fit the seats to ensure maximum child passenger safety. Because of limited availability, the car seats will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.
Posted on Wed, April 2, 2014
by Melissa Smuzynski