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For Small Non-Profit, Agency Partner Helps Cast a Wider Net

 

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Many small non-profits lack the internal resources needed to accomplish all of the organization’s PR and marketing goals. That was the case for Heimlich Heroes,™ an interactive, educational program, designed for kids ages seven and older. The program teaches students the signs of choking, ways to prevent or minimize the risk of choking, and how and when to respond with the Heimlich Maneuver.

“As a young, small non-profit, we did not have the internal resources needed to put out press releases or pitch articles and media interviews to our markets across the country,” said Terri Huntington, Heimlich Heroes Program Manager. “We were doing some initiatives locally, but needed help reaching the broader audience.”

Heimlich Heroes, a Deaconess initiative, partnered with The Eisen Agency to assist with strategic planning, national public relations efforts, proactive media outreach and content development.

As Heimlich Heroes experienced, one of the many benefits of partnering with an agency is that agencies generally have the tools, experience, expertise and people to meet the variety of needs presented by the client. This can be especially true of a non-profit organization that may not have the necessary internal staff or funds.

“Eisen’s expertise and resources focus on public relations, a very specialized marketing niche,” said Huntington. “With an agency on board, we get a broader creative perspective, and they think outside of our boxes. A team that communicates and works well together is always stronger than the individual.”

Heimlich Heroes has been working with The Eisen Agency for more than two years. With collaborative efforts, the expanded visibility has increased the demand for this unique training program by more than 2,000% in that time.

In addition, overall visibility for Heimlich Heroes has increased from two to 47 states.

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Organization Says Program is Great for Summer Camps

Cincinnati, OH-June 14, 2016- Heimlich Heroes™, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit teaches kids how to prevent, recognize, and respond to a choking emergency. The organization says their free program is a fun activity for summer camps.

The training-in-a-box program provides all the materials, including 42″ training dolls for hands-on practice. It takes about an hour to run the program and it’s designed for kids ages 7-14.

“Our program takes a scary event and makes it compelling to learn about,” said program manager, Terri Huntington. “The program can be taught anywhere and is a perfect blend of education, engagement and fun for summer camps.”

To receive extra instruction on how to run the program, camp leaders can register for the Heimlich Heroes Train-The-Trainer webinar on June 28th, 2016.

“Learning and teaching the maneuver is a new experience for many people,” said Huntington. “The webinar supplies a boost of confidence so trainers can feel prepared for their training day.”

Heimlich Heroes’ interactive program aims to eliminate preventable choking deaths and the organization encourages summer camps to train their students.

To learn more and register your summer camp visit https://heimlichheroes.com/.

 

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Heimlich Heroes Featured in Movers and Makers!

Check out Heimlich Heroes featured in Movers and Makers!

Heimlich’s Heroes launches fundraising campaign

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Local Lifesaving Program Launches First Fundraising Campaign

Cincinnati, OH- April 12, 2016- Heimlich Heroes™, an educational nonprofit, will launch their first fundraising campaign this month. The organization’s “Imagine…”campaign will launch on April 18th with a goal of raising $75,000 in 2016.

The free program trains kids grades 2-8, how to recognize, respond and prevent a choking emergency. As demand for the program increases, Heimlich Heroes aims to keep their program free with this new initiative.

“In the last three years, demand for our program has skyrocketed more than 2000%,” said Program Manager, Terri Huntington. “The rapid growth of our program means there is an opportunity for other like-minded individuals to get involved financially. Our goal is to keep it free, so that anyone, anywhere can learn how to save a life.”

Heimlich Heroes provides all  of the training materials needed to complete the program, including 42″ training dolls for hands on practice. It costs the organization $20 per student to run the program and last year alone over 17,000 kids were trained.

“We are proud of our quality educational program,” said Huntington. “It’s exciting that our organization has grown enough to allow for fundraising opportunities. Help us keep our program free by joining our campaign!”

Visit www.heimlichheroes.com  for more information on how you can donate.

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About Heimlich Heroes:
Heimlich Heroes, a Deaconess Initiative, teaches kids, 2-8 grade, how to recognize, respond to, and prevent a choking situation. This free program teaches a life-saving technique and empowers young people to view themselves as potential heroes. To learn more about the program or to register your school or organization, visit http://www.heimlichheroes.com.

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Heimlich Heroes Featured in Cincy Chic!

Chic Spotlight: Heimlich Heroes

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Organization Aims to Prevent Choking Deaths in Schools

Cincinnati, OH- February 16, 2016- The Heimlich Heroes™ training program strives to eliminate preventable choking deaths in schools by teaching young people how to recognize and respond to a choking emergency.

At times like lunch or recess when students are not under direct supervision, choking can go unnoticed by a teacher or aide. The organization prepares students to assist in a choking emergency when adults are not accessible.

“Most choking incidents in elementary school occur in the lunchroom while students are eating with each other,” said school nurse Nancy Moran. “A student can be a hero right at the lunch room table if he or she knows what to do.”

The program educates students about the Heimlich Maneuver® and provides interactive application through training dolls. Heimlich Heroes promotes life-saving skills to prevent choking deaths.

“Your peers are the people around you, and for children that most likely means other children,” said Program Manager Terri Huntington. “Adults might not be around in a choking emergency, and our program empowers children to take action. Like we always say— anyone can be a Heimlich Hero.”

About Heimlich Heroes:
Heimlich Heroes, a Deaconess Initiative, teaches kids, 2-8 grade, how to recognize, respond to, and prevent a choking situation. This free program teaches a life-saving technique and empowers young people to view themselves as potential heroes. To learn more about the program or to register your school or organization, visit http://www.heimlichheroes.com.

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Check out Heimlich Heroes interview on ABC30 in Fresno, CA!

http://abc30.com/education/program-teaches-kids-the-heimlich-maneuver/1189059/#videoplayer

 

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