The Peg-Perego motorized car, made in Italy, is a high performance, 12-volt, technologically innovative car made with durable fabrics, safety materials, seat belts and child safety criteria that goes beyond national boundaries. Subsequent to the car donation, Real Estate Advantage donated 200 bicycle helmets to the Children's Safety Village with the promise to replace them as needed.
"We are thankful for the support we have received from Real Estate Advantage," said Terri Kindberg, Chautauqua County Children's Safety Education Village Executive Director. "They have not only provided us with a car, but a lifetime supply of helmets for the students to use while they are at the Children's Safety Village. We appreciate their support and generosity as well as their belief in our program."
The Children's Safety Education Village is a child's size town, complete with a business district, streets, traffic signals and railway crossing to teach children how to properly cross the street, sign recognition, bicycle safety, how to call 911 among other safety education demonstrations.
"Real Estate Advantage strives to become an integral part of the communities we serve," said Richard Benedetto, Broker/Co-Owner of Real Estate Advantage. "In Chautauqua County, we've worked on diverse projects for many years and this was a natural fit for us to support a safety program with a community focus on child safety."
In the village, constructed by local organizations, children learn how to react when faced with emergency situations such as a fire, disaster and traffic. Each child receives specialized instruction, which will help reinforce lessons taught earlier at the on-sight classroom facility by safety officers and firefighters.
"The Safety Village provides a setting where children can prepare and practice real life situations and truly reflects our mission to build a better future for our community," said Earl Johnson, Broker/Co-owner of Real Estate Advantage.
For more information, to make a donation or to schedule a presentation at the Children's Safety Village, call 664-5859 or visit their website, www.ccev.org.
Presenting the Peg-Perego car to the Chautauqua County Safety Education Village from Real Estate Advantage, front row from left, Jill McFarland, Betty Kemp, Ginger Johnson, Tony Benedetto and Jim Smith. Back row from left, Rick McMahon, Kathie McCarthy, Richard Benedetto, Gary Tewinkle and Earl Johnson.