How to Build an Essential Summer First Aid Kit
Prepare for the Unexpected!
Summer is just around the corner. While it’s an exciting time for enjoying the sunshine, waterslides, weekend BBQs, and more, it’s also unfortunately the time for dealing with scraped knees, sore tummies, bee stings, and many other unpleasant things. As a parent, you need to be prepared for any mishaps that might occur to any members of your family during the summer days.
A great way to be prepared and make sure your family enjoys a safe yet fun-filled summer is by having an essential summer first aid kit on hand. Not only will this give you peace of mind knowing that you are fully stocked with all the supplies you might need, but it will also help ensure that any minor bumps or scrapes don’t get out of hand during those carefree warm weather months.
Be Ready with These Emergency Items for Your Peace of Mind
To assure yourself that you and your loved ones would be well taken care of in case of any accidents this summer season, Kids Car Donations has put together a guide on building an essential first aid kit for all your family’s needs. Stock your kit with the items listed below to guarantee that you and your family would be fully prepared for the unexpected this summer.
- Pain reliever and anti-inflammatory medications
Be ready to counter the effects brought about by the intense summer heat such as headaches, fever, muscle aches, and other minor ailments. You can do this by storing over-the-counter medicines in your first aid kit. These may include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and aspirin.
During the summer months, many people become susceptible to allergies or skin irritations due to insect bites. So, see to it that you stock up on antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and loratadine (Claritin).
Protect yourself and your family members from sunburn and other skin damage by keeping sunscreen in your first aid kit. Look for broad-spectrum sunscreen protection lotion with a minimum SPF of 30. Replace the lotion every few months or when its expiration date has passed.
- Insect repellent
Keep an insect repellent such as DEET in your kit. Read the directions and use them as instructed for maximum safety.
- Antibacterial ointment
An antibiotic cream or ointment can come in handy in case anyone in the family gets minor cuts and scrapes when engaging in outdoor activities.
- Wound dressing
Bring different sizes of adhesive bandages, gauze pads, and rolls to cover wounds in case of an accident. Don’t forget to bring medical tape and a pair of small scissors to cut the dressing materials.
Keep a pair of tweezers handy for removing splinters or ticks.
- Emergency contact information
Keep a list of the numbers for emergency services such as 911, the poison control center, your doctor’s office, or any other emergency contacts.
- Other items
Include in your kit a working flashlight, spare batteries, blanket, gloves, and other emergency items your family might need. Keep a stash of non-perishable snacks such as granola bars, protein bars, and nuts or trail mix. Also, bring along extra water bottles. If your doctors have prescribed certain medications or EpiPens for you and any members of your family, bring them, too. These can be especially helpful if you’re going on a long trip or in the event of an emergency.
Help Indigent Young Patients in Your Community Get Proper Treatment
If you have an outdated car that has long been giving you headaches, you’d be much better off without it. Consider donating it to us at Kids Car Donations instead of worrying about the costs of getting it fixed. We’ll turn it into a vital source of support for the indigent young people in your community who are facing severe health issues.
We’ll sell your car through an auction and use the proceeds to support the pediatric healthcare programs of our IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners. These charities use the funding we give them to provide their young beneficiaries with free medical treatment, emotional well-being support, social service resources, and other essential healthcare services they need.
Your donation will also benefit you in more ways than one. We’ll promptly send you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your vehicle after it gets sold. You can use the receipt to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
You’ll also have the privilege of getting your automobile hauled away at a date, time, and place of your choice. We offer free towing of donated vehicles in all 50 states. Plus, you can count on our dedicated team to handle all the necessary paperwork on your behalf.
However, the best part about becoming our donor is the priceless joy of knowing that your act of charity will help ailing kids in your area regain their vitality and have a bright future.
Nearly all vehicle types are acceptable for donation to us regardless of their makes, models, ages, mileages, or working conditions.
Touch the Hearts of Bedridden Children This Summer!
Your auto donation can provide lifelines to boys and girls in your community who desperately need medical assistance. If you’re ready to help them, call Kids Car Donations at 866-634-8395 or fill out our secure online donation form now!