Westlake organizations come together to stop wandering children

Aktion Club members Bernard Asher, Sarah Zombar and Jennifer Carlson, with Sarah Rintamaki, executive director of Connecting For Kids. Photo by Victor Rutkoski

Connecting For Kids, Westlake-Bay Village Rotary and Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club worked together to help put a stop to wandering. Connecting for Kids was able to purchase  S.T.O.P. Wandering Kits as a result of a donation from Westlake-Bay Village Rotary. The kits were assembled and packaged by Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club. The kits contain GE door/window alarms, a write-on ID bracelet, four laminated stop sign visuals and a S.TO.P. (Supervise, Teach, Organize, Protect) wandering guide.

No one want to think about the dangers of their child wandering, but as parents or caregivers to a child who wanders it is important to understand what wandering is and why it is dangerous, then take the necessary steps to put a S.T.O.P. to wandering.

Victor Rutkoski

I am a member of the Westlake Kiwanis and and advisor for the Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club. The Aktion Club is sponsored by the Kiwanis the same as a Key, Builders and Circle K Clubs.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 9:44 AM, 04.16.2019