The Hannah Geneser Foundation

hannahEverything pales in comparison to the loss of a child. Parents are simply not supposed to outlive their children. Parents (and other family and friends) not only grieve the crushing loss of their child, but also the loss of potential, dreams and possibilities that will never be.

How We Came to Be

On March 21, 2011, four-year-old Hannah Ray Geneser died in a tragic accident when a screen gave way and she fell from an open window. In response to her tragic and untimely death, the Hannah Geneser Foundation was founded by her parents, Jamie and Shanda.

The Hannah Geneser Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was launched in 2011 to honor the memory of Hannah and to help prevent the accidental death or serious injury of other young children. >> MORE

Our Mission Statement

The Hannah Geneser Foundation will promote the general cause of childhood safety - with special emphasis on window safety - through public awareness and educational opportunities.

Goals and Objectives

  • Promote public awareness and provide educational opportunities highlighting the hidden, yet prevalent, life-threatening circumstances that may lead to the unintended death or serious injury of a child
  • Sponsor public service announcements and provide educational materials on matters of child safety. >> MORE


News & Events

The Hannah Geneser Learning Center | Safety Store
Open House - Friday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to Noon

It began as a dream, and now the dream is almost reality... The Hannah Geneser Learning Center & Safety Store is a brick and mortar representation of our Foundation's mission to make the world a safer place for children!

More than 20 different safety devices will be for sale at cost or below, plus trained staff and volunteers will be there to help with installation/fit questions from parents. Our first day open for business is Monday, Oct. 29!

Located at Blank Children's Hospital/Iowa Methodist Campus. (In hallway North 1 of Iowa Methodist. Take the first left after the Gift Shop off the main lobby hallway) 1200 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, Iowa

Hours of Business beginning Monday, October 29

  • Mondays & Fridays 9 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Hannah Geneser Foundation has been recognized by AmazonSmile as a charitable organization eligible to receive contributions from Amazon purchases. This is a wonderful opportunity for us and an easy way for you to help support our cause to spread awareness on window safety for young children. We ask you to use this link whenever you are shopping on Amazon and .5 percent of your eligible purchases will come directly to our Foundation. A big thank-you to Amazon for providing this opportunity and an even bigger thanks to all of you for helping us spread Hannah's story. >> Go to Amazon Smile



Hannah Geneser Foundation In the News

April 2, 2018

Window Safety Awareness Week helps prevent injuries and death from window falls.






Hannah Geneser Learning Center | Safety Store

You’re invited to a public
Open House on Friday, Oct.29
9 a.m. to noon.



Hannah's Hope for Window Safety Brochure

Windows at Risk

Window Safety Tips

Window Safety Devices

>> Window Guards

>> Window Stops

>> Window Safety Screens

Where to Buy Window Safey Devices

>> Blank Children's Safety Store

>> 411 Safety Shop & Training

>> Lansing Housing Products