March 13, 2022
For the past 4 years, Community Alliance Coalition has brought together community partners to plan events and activities that provide education and awareness to reduce substance misuse and promote healthy activities.
Safe Strides is a pedestrian safety and health campaign that increases our residents access to physical activity.
Last year, Safe Strides partnered with over 9 organizations, businesses, and including residents to provide 150 high-quality pedestrian safety vests for FREE to Hales Corners and Greendale residents.
We are now looking to expand the Safe Strides program, a public- private partnership to include Franklin, Greenfield, and Milwaukee.
Why safety vests?
Walking is a proven stress relief technique with a bonus of being a great workout for all ages.
Utilizing positive stress relief techniques builds our resilience.
Resilience is a protective factor against many unhealthy behaviors including substance misuse, which is exactly what Community Alliance is committed to helping residents avoid.
Additionally, walking is a low-cost physical activity, making it an accessible option.
Unfortunately, many neighborhoods in our communities do not have sidewalks, which increases the risk of injury to residents who must walk in the street.
Throughout the year, pedestrians face multiple visibility issues including distracted driving, shortened days in the winter months, and physical barriers such as parked cars and snowbanks.
To improve safety for walkers, we are writing to request a donation to purchase reflective safety vests to also be distributed to residents in Franklin, Greenfield, and Milwaukee.
To demonstrate the impact of your contribution, please see the table below.
# of residents safely walking to reduce stress
Your business logo and your name will be displayed on all advertising and the health promotion materials distributed with each vest in recognition of your contribution.
Please contact us if you, your business and organization are willing to make a donation to purchase any quantity of reflective safety vests.
We appreciate your time in considering our request. Checks must be payable to the Greendale Health Department.
Please provide your organizational logo and any marketing materials to Holly Miller at that time to ensure your organization is recognized!
Donald G. Schwartz
Community Alliance Team Member
Hales Corners Health Officer