Poison Information - Always Ask™
The Poison Information – Always Ask Program strives to prevent accidental poisoning of preschool and kindergarten children by educating the children and their parents about poisonous household products that can be found in most homes. With the use of adorable puppets and stuffed dolls and animals, volunteers in this program visit Montgomery County elementary schools and day care centers and entertain the children with an educational program about “Mr. Yuk” products and “Mr. Yum” products.
They tell a story, play a game, and sing a song—all done in a fun way but with a serious message that can save lives. Children are taught to “Always Ask” before drinking or eating any unknown substances. Once a child learns to “Always Ask” and shares this message with his/her family, tragedies are prevented and lives can be saved. The members of this Program reached over 5,500 children this past year.