TOMAH — The Tomah Memorial Hospital Foundation donated $1,437 to the Monroe County Health Department to help fund its children’s car seat program.
It has become difficult to obtain money to buy seats, with fewer dollars coming from the Wisconsin Transportation Department, said Pam Rainwater, the health department’s assistant director.
The donation, which is the second annual contribution to the program from Tomah Memorial’s philanthropic arm, will be used to buy seats for families who otherwise might not be able to buy them, Rainwater said.
Families must meet income requirements similar to the county’s Woman, Infants and Children program to qualify for car seats that are height and weight appropriate for the children, she said.
The department plans to distribute about 100 car seats, a number that has held steady over the years, Rainwater said.