The Abrams Landau team will once again distribute free bike helmets to children at local elementary schools who could not otherwise afford them.
In keeping with his firm’s mission of “putting lids on kids,” bike safety lawyer Doug Landau is scheduled to give two bike safety presentations and distribute bike helmets at schools in Fairfax County this spring:
Landau will be joined by local police at Herndon Elementary School on May 4 to fit 110 6th graders with brand new helmets as they celebrate National Bike to School Day and Fairfax County’s Safe Routes to School program.
“The Safe Routes to School program is a terrific initiative administered by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in conjunction with our schools, to encourage biking and walking to school. This serves the dual purpose of helping reduce traffic congestion around schools and getting kids more physically active. It dovetails perfectly with our mission of promoting brain injury prevention through consistent helmet use when riding a bike, rollerblading, skateboarding, etc.,” notes Landau.
On May 24, Landau and his team will make a return appearance at Guilford Elementary School’s Bike Safety Rodeo in Sterling, VA, where he expects to distribute 140 helmets to students in grades one through five.
In addition to brand-spanking new bike helmets, students receive information packets explaining traumatic brain injury and the benefits of wearing a helmet every time they ride. They also receive a contract that they — and their parents — will sign committing to consistent helmet usage. And finally, they will get a tote bag in which to carry home their new loot!
The kids will be given stickers to place inside their helmets and instructed to come back to Abrams Landau if their new headgear is lost, damaged, or outgrown. The firm will gladly provide a replacement!
The helmets are provided by the Abrams Landau law firm, in conjunction with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Foundation.
If you know of a school or other local organization where needy children would benefit from a bike helmet giveaway, please contact Abrams Landau, Ltd. at 703-796-9555.