You can help children get right-sized life jackets for the day or weekend with
help from the BoatUS Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program.
Save a Kid’s Life This
Summer: Become a Life Jacket Loaner Site
Foundation program has more than 550 locations nationwide
A simple way to save a kid’s life is to ensure they have a
life jacket when they go boating, sailing or fishing. But sometimes, it’s not
easy to borrow a right-sized life jacket when an infant or young teen comes
aboard. Marinas, boat and fishing clubs, waterfront businesses, organizations
or other groups that serve boaters can help by becoming a BoatUS Foundation Life Jacket Loaner site.
loaner site is easy by applying at BoatUS.org/Life-Jacket-Loaner.
There is no cost to set up a loaner site, and there is never a charge to borrow
a life jacket.
locations will receive a kit containing 12 child-sized life jackets with sizes
from infant to youth, as well as signage and a local publicity kit. The
non-profit BoatUS Foundation, funded by donations from the more than
half-million members of BoatUS, replenishes the supply of jackets as wear and
tear takes its toll.
The only task
loaner sites have is to track life jacket usage with an easy clipboard sign-out
system and provide the Foundation with periodic feedback to help keep the life
jacket supply in good condition.
currently has more than 550 life jacket loaner sites across the US that
collectively loan out children’s life jackets more than 140,000 times each
year. Since 1997, three children’s lives have been saved by a BoatUS Foundation
loaner life jacket. To learn more, go to www.BoatUS.org/Life-Jacket-Loaner.
A short video on how to select a right-sized kid’s life jacket at BoatUS.org/Life-Jacket-Loaner/Fit-Video.