WHALE is an identification program that was started in the early 1990s by Connie Day, a child caregiver in Virginia, who wondered what would happen to the children in her care in the event of a car accident if she is seriously injured and unable to talk. Emergency personnel have no easy way of identifying the child or his/her special needs. Sometimes, just knowing the child's name can help rescue workers conform a frightened child, while knowing who to contact in an emergency.
The WHALE kit consists of two decals that are placed on the windows of the vehicle, two decals for each side of the carseat and one informational sticker to be completed and placed on the back of the carseat to let emergency personnel pertinent information. The sticker gives information on the child name, family members to contact and any special needs the child may have.
For your FREE kit, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a request to GFWC JWC of Lakeland, P.O. Box 2604, Lakeland, FL 33806.