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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Automotive Safety, Disaster Aid, Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Mission: Donating high capacity harnessing car seats to families unable to afford them. Spread car seat safety awareness Encourage keeping children in a 5 point harness car seat for as long as possible. Encourage keeping children rear-facing in a car seat for as long as possible.

Results: Over 500 seats donated to families in North America all installed by Child Passenger Safety Technicians to ensure that families receive education on both how to use and install our seats correctly.

Target demographics: low income families in North America with children who have outgrown a standard convertible harnessing car seat (which goes to 40lbs)

Direct beneficiaries per year: 375

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Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a family that has struggled to make ends meet we were very upset that our daughter would have to move into a booster before she was ready. I wanted to keep her harnessed but was not going to be able to afford a seat that would keep her harnessed. I was told about the Kyle David Miller Foundation. I looked at the website and honestly if I wasn't already wanting to keep her harnessed I would have after reading Kyle's story. I filled out the application and waited. The day I received the email stating that my daughter would receive a Britax Regent from the Foundation I was so excited I called my husband at work and a few family members. I was a bit worried about such a large seat but once we had it I have been very happy as well as my daughter. We have told many family members and friends about the Foundation. The Foundation is truely a life saver.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Kyle David Miller Foundation is a wonderful organization that helps kids stay safe! Knowing the facts and statistics made me sure that I wanted my child to stay in a harnessed carseat as long as possible. Our finances at the time would not have allowed for our son to stay harnessed as long as would be best, so I went to the KDM Foundation for help. They application process was smooth and efficient, and I patiently awaited "our turn" to get a new seat. We lucked out, and ended up getting a seat sooner than expected. The tech who volunteered to bring us the seat and demonstrate installation was knowledgeable and friendly. I have only good things to say about the Kyle David Miller Foundation, and I'm grateful for their help in keeping our son as safe as possible. I hope everyone who can donate will do so generously!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Well I would love to tell you that what Kyle's mom is doing for little girls and boys around the US is awesome. She is saving kids lives. Thank you so much for all you .

21

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recieved a car seat for my little boy about a year ago. I was nine months pregnant and a single Mother and had just graduated college, so I was not making any money yet. I was in a car crash, and my little boy was in the same kind of car seat that Kyle was in. I am so blessed to still have my son, and to have had a healthy baby girl after all that. The Kyle David Miller Foundation helped so much by giving me that car seat. I could never express how thankful I am for all their help in my time of need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Kyle David Miller Foundation is a caring organization. I received a free five-point harness carseat from them. When they shipped it, I received notification of the approximate date. They set up the closest location to have the seat installed by a carseat specialist. They also gave me great suggestions on the car seat for my younger child. When friends ask for carseat advice, I quickly point them to the Kyle David Miller Foundation's website. It is easy to find information, and I know that someone would respond quickly and kindly to any concerns or questions.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a small hard working family from Oklahoma. My husband works hard every day. We (then) have a three year old son who we could never get to stay in his car seat. We could be going down the highway and the next thing we know he would be crawling across the front seat and that is a scary thought. All sort of things run through your mind until you have him buckled back in his car seat. It wasn't until I was watching Good Morning America that I realized I wasn't protecting my son at all. I sat there and watched a story of a little boy named Kyle, tears just ran down my face. At the end of his precious story, I was educated and I knew what my son needed to be protected when he is riding in any vehicle. Also at the end of his story they gave information on how to get in touch with the Kyle David Miller Foundation. I got in touch with the foundation, did all the paper work and I was approved for the proper car seat for my son who is now 5 years old and we ride down the roads knowing he now has a better chance of surviving an accident. Thank you Kyle David.

14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am really greatful and thankful for this wonderful carseat which was donated by the Kyle Miller.the qualit is tremendous and I am often asked wher I got such an amazing car seat.Again thanks a millon to the Kyle Miller Foundation.

14 laura

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am Executive Director of the Kyle David Miller Foundation and I welcome you to read our story and mission. We were founded following the great response that was received to the YouTube video about 3 year old Kyle David Miller who was killed following a roll-over crash in his parents mini-van. Kyle was secured in his booster seat with a seatbelt which failed, causing his ejection from the vehicle. If Kyle had been secured in a 5 point harness car seat such as the ones the foundation now donates to low income families across North America, he may still be here today. The foundation wishes to raise awareness to parents and caregivers about the important of correctly and safely securing their children in their vehicles. Vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for children ages 1 and above. Securing a child in a correctly installed and correctly used child restraint could save your child's life. We promote keeping a child rear-facing in a child restraint to the LIMITS of a convertible seat - the weight limit in the USA is 35lbs rear-facing, no matter the child's age, and the height limit is until there is an inch of car seat above their head. Once a child has to be turned forward-facing because they have reached the limits or rear-facing, we promote keeping them in a 5 point harness for AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. Children do not have the maturity to sit correctly in a booster seat/seatbelt combination till age 6 years on average, and it is still safer to keep them in a 5 point harness beyond that, as long as they fit into the seat.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a BIG kid. No, he's not morbidly obese or anything, he's just my big guy. 99% in both height and weight. So at 2 years old he had outgrown 40lbs harnessed seats by height, and was nearing outgrowing them by weight. I started researching, and was flabbergasted. The ONLY seats (and there were only TWO at the time) he would fit in were almost $300!! As a single parent there was no way. Especially not on the month or two notice I had to do it in. I called police stations, state trooper assoc., children's hospital, and all only give out seats that have 14.5" top slots with 40lbs harnesses. No good. I was told to put him in a booster, which from research I knew was unacceptable. A smart CPST told me to apply to the KDM foundation, I was quickly approved a few months later got a seat. Without it I don't know what I would've had to do. My son is happy and safe in his Britax Regent. Kyle's family has done an awesome thing. And its a beautiful way to preserve their son's memory, by saving other children's lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Kyle David Miller Foundation is a fantastic Nonprofit group. They assisted my family in obtaining 2 Britax Regents for my 2 oldest children. I have great peace knowing they can ride as safe as possible for as long as possible. The organization is extremely knowledgeable re car seat safety and very committed to passing on the their knowledge. We had no problems obtaining our seats, delivery was quicker than anticipated.