Sunday cartoon: 7-Eleven takes safety campaign nationwide


BURRILLVILLE – The new corporate partner of a locally born child passenger safety campaign has taken the effort nationwide, rewarding kids who color in safety cartoons with free Slurpees.

7-Eleven is bringing Buckleupallofus from coast to coast, inviting kids to turn in finished cartoons any store location across the country.

The Buckleupallofus “Cross Your Heart With Your Seatbelt, Somebody Loves You!” campaign was created a number of years ago and has become very popular with police officers, firefighters, teachers, librarians, daycare staff, pediatricians, school nurses and child safety advocates across New England. Now, 7-Eleven has brought popular character, “Bucky,” to children across America, with coloring cartoon coupons redeemable until December 31. Kids love Bucky and they love Slurpees too.

This Sunday Cartoon features the actual Buckleupallofus Cross Your Heart coloring cartoon coupon that can be printed out, colored in by the kids and brought to any 7-Eleven location for a free Slurpee frozen drink. A Buckleupallofus giant balloon attraction will also be displayed at various 7-Eleven locations over the coming months, reminding kids and families to always buckle up for safety.

Watch for more news related to this great partnership between Buckleupallofus and 7-Eleven over the coming months. New kids safety coloring cartoon coupons for 7-Eleven will be created and released often until the end of the year, providing tips for children. Print these out, color them in with the kids while talking about their safety and go get those free Slurpees! 

Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police officers and firefighters in his family and has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for more than two decades.

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