GLOW NECKLACE PROGRAM REGISTRATION
October 2009, The Chatham-Kent Block Parent Program Inc. launched the “Glow Necklace Project”, a visibility project in which Block Parent homes in the city of Chatham distributed six hundred red glow necklaces to trick-or-treating youth. This was a pilot project for visibility purposes showcasing this personal safety awareness and injury prevention program that was met with overwhelming success. Over the next year this project was incorporated with National Block Parent Week locally as well as an increase in distribution homes not only in Chatham, but across Kent County.
In 2011, forty-six Block Parent homes distributed “safety and visibility awareness”, the red glow necklace to all of Chatham-Kent geographically. Twenty-five hundred necklaces were given out to area youngsters, quadrupling the amount given the first year.
In 2011, the project was named “Light Us Be Safe” by a grade 5 student, Kali Harris.
It is our goal to be able to fulfill the needs of each community within Chatham-Kent and maintain the momentum of this project. In 2013, Block Parent homes are expanded the project distributed 3,500 glow necklaces on Halloween night!