The City of Warren Police Department and Tim Hortons are offering a bounty for expired car seats - a free 10 pack of Tim Bits.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tim Hortons in Warren, members of the city police department and the Conewango Township Police and AAA will hold a car seat check as part of Tim Hortons Camp Day.
Officer Brandon Deppen said at checks they've found people using car seats purchased at garage sales or used, which could be unsafe or damaged.
Photo by Ben Klein
Tim Horton’s owner Jay McDonald is seen with police officer Brandon Deppen of the Warren City Police displaying a child car seat.
"They could be damaged," he said. "We're doing this to collect those."
Problems they often find include car seats that are either too loose in the seat belt or the belts in the seat, a maintenance issue they can fix.
Tim Hortons Camp Day is a fundraiser for the Tim Hortons Children's Fund which sends "local deserving children to camp that would otherwise not have the opportunity to do so," said Jay McDonald, owner of Tim Hortons in Warren. Employees will collect donations and wash the windshields of customers at Tim Hortons.
The Children's Fund has sent 17,000 children to camp and raised $11 million during the fundraiser last year, McDonald said.