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Our very successful 5th Annual Memorial Butterfly event was held on July 27, 2013 on the Abington Sr. High School grounds. W are grateful for the opportunity to help people to better understand the importance of child safety in our community.

We want to thank everyone for the Great Day on Saturday! The Foundation especially want to thank the Abington School District for use of the Senior High Field. We also want to thank the community of Abington which our Foundation proudly calls home!

This event could not have happened without the support of our board, volunteers and sponsors including:

Bob Lambert Sells Homes, "Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab," written by Daniel Kaye, the Abington Y, Down Home Diner, First Choice Lending Services, BQ6,Whole Foods Market of Jenkintown, Hatfield Meats, Wackerman Funeral Home and JG ink.
Falling Furniture, TV's and Child Safety
are EVERYONE'S Business
The CPSC reports a dramatic increase in TV and Furniture Tip-over deaths. We have to do a better job. Take two minutes and click to read their report.

Click to download this Acrobat file as a graphic reminder of what can happen, why it happens and how to prevent it. Remember, you have the power to save a life.

As mentioned above, despite everyone’s best efforts we have observed that there is still an unacceptably high number of incidents, accidents and deaths from furniture tip-overs and falling TVs, especially TVs. Please take a moment and visit Katie's Foundation for Child Safety News page to get a better understanding of the problem.

As noted above the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reporting that one child dies every two weeks when a TV, piece of furniture, or an appliance falls on them. Please click the icon directly to the right so you can download a CPSC PDF with some statistical information on these tragedies and simple methods that tell you how to prevent them.

This recent tragedy directly below is a perfect example of what the CPSC is talking about. Please click on the link and read the story.

Directly below we are re-publishing those preventative measures. The most important thing about child safety is recognizing that it is an ongoing job. With some planning and some effort you can save a life.

  • Anchor furniture to a stud in the wall or the floor.
  • Place TVs on sturdy, low bases.
  • Or, anchor the furniture and the TV on top of it, and push the TV as far back on top of the
    furniture as possible.
  • Keep remote controls, toys, and other items that might be attractive to children off TV stands or furniture.
  • Keep TV and/or cable cords out of reach of children.
  • Make sure freestanding kitchen ranges and stoves are installed with anti-tip kits.
  • Supervise children in rooms where these safety tips have not been followed.

Visit our revised Child Safety Videos page. Take a moment and watch these videos, it might save a child's life.


Take a moment and read this very important Child Safety article reprint from Family Safety+Health Magazine, Vol. 71, No. 2, written by Thomas J. Bukowski.

If your company or organization (profit or non profit) is interested in helping sponsor Katie's Foundation for Child Safety events click the icon to print or download our Marketing Information Sheet.

We have other sponsorship opportunities along with a variety of sponsorship plans that will work with your budget. For more information contact us at

Katie's Foundation for Child Safety is always looking for ways to reach out to parents/caregivers, pediatricians, teachers and anyone else who works with children. If you or anyone you know would like to help us by distributing our informational brochures, safety posters or childproofing checklists, please contact us via or call us at 215-317-9371.

You may also help the cause by donating via our website through PayPal or by mail to:

Katie's Foundation for Child Safety
P.O. Box 2326
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Many thanks to all individual donations to the Katie's Foundation for Child Safety!!

Katie Elise Lambert was born one beautiful hot summer day, July 30th, 2001. She was an incredible gift from God with bright brown eyes and soft silky brown hair. From day one, her contagious smile and loving personality infected all those around her. Sadly and suddenly, on January 21, 2005, our precious angel Katie was taken from us when a large wardrobe cabinet fell on top of her. Her untimely and cruel death have left us incomplete. Katie has left behind two older brothers, two grieving parents and countless others whose lives have been changed forever.

The creation of the Katie Elise Lambert website has been established for two reasons:
  • To educate the public on the potential hazard of falling furniture
  • To help ensure and protect the safety of all children both inside and outside the home.

"Ensuring the safety of all children through Katie's Love"

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