On November 1, 2007, Charlie Horn, a 2-year-old Kansas City boy, was killed when he attempted to climb a 30″ dresser in his home.
It was through this tragedy that Charlie’s House was born.
What started as a memorial and an outpouring of public support has grown into a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization with safety at its core – dedicated to keeping the community informed and engaged when it comes to preventing injuries to children in and around the home.
As part of this mission, Charlie’s House participates in and sponsors community-wide events to provide home safety information. Plans are also underway to raise funds for a safety demonstration house that will provide adults with real-life demonstrations, examples and resources on children’s safety.