Cobb County Government

Safety Village benefits from private donations

altThe UPS foundation donated $21,000 to the Cobb County Safety Village this past week. The money will be used to help improve bicycle and pedestrian safety education programs. The Safety Village, which opened in 2009, is a child-size representation of Cobb, complete with scaled-down models of operative buildings with signage, streets, traffic lights and homes. The site has four distinct areas, each presenting the opportunity to teach children how to react when faced with fire, crime and disaster emergencies, as well as drug and alcohol awareness and pedestrian safety. For more information on the village or donating to help it continue its work, visit The village itself is located on Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, near Jim R. Miller Park. Numerous businesses and organizations have sponsored programs at the facility, thereby helping teach the youth of the community about safety. The UPS Foundation was established in 1951 by UPS founder Jim Casey and more than 25 percent of its total dollars go to local organizations where UPS workers volunteer their time.