Kyle David Miller Foundation

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid

Location: 30494 King's Valley Drive Confier CO 80433 USA

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

20 people found this review helpful

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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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life. They have helped me keep my child safe.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how they have taken one, if not the worst, experience of their lives and turned it into a wonderful way to help keep other children safe.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind and caring. They truely care for every child.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Truely make a great impact on all the families who need help and education on keeping children safe.

Ways to make it better...

more people and companies would help with donations. I was on a waiting list because of a slow flow of donations and high volume of applications for help.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

meeting the needs of the families asking for help. The more donations they receive the more families they can help.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the Kyle David Miller Foundation and Family has made such a great choice on taking a tragic event to help so many people keep the same from hapening to other children and families.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

25 people found this review helpful

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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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our own family.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how quickly they helped.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many kids be safer!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

24 people found this review helpful

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 .

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how safe it makes me feel knowing my child is in a safe seat.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

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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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son having a safe carseat.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to get more exposure

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The peace of mind I have now

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Great.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change how people look at car seats for their children, and save a lot of lives

Ways to make it better...

My experience was excellent

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The waiting list

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am so thankful for this organization, it is a blessing from heaven

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

22 people found this review helpful

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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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

protecting my children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They were quick to let me know the status of my application and shipment.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind and compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help protect the lives of millions of children.

Ways to make it better...

I had suggestions on how to prepare my child to return to using a 5-point harness car seat.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the need for more donations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daily life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have no comment.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people are so caring.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very nice to me. And very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save more children's lives.

Ways to make it better...

I have no comment

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finances.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank you for educating me and keeping my baby safe.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-1-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

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.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They stay in touch and provide with useful information

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

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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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

All the children across North America who are now safe in a 5 point harness car seat which harnessees to 80lbs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I do! ;)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It is so rewarding to know that children are safer on the roads thanks to Kyle, our donors and the technicians who selflessly give their time to perform our installations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic! Everyone involved with the foundation loves children and just wants to see all children safe!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help So many children stay safe on the roads - the #1 dangerous situation a child will be put in.

Ways to make it better...

we could generate more funds. Each donation costs us approx $200 to facilitate.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Fundraising.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Please consider the Kyle David Miller Foundation as a charity worthy of your donation.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

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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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Numerous families on the web, and even on featured on a morning show.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

follow the great example that the founder has set.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the real sincere caring they show for kids everywhere.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compassionate and efficient

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide car seats to everyone on their waiting list, and educate more parents on the need of harnessed seats.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had more money to serve people faster. Something that's totally not their fault. :)

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funds, and difficulty convincing people of the importantness of the cause.

One thing I'd also say is that...

one day I'd like to be able to help support them, too.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-4-01

Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my family and others on their site and all have received their assistance have been so appreciative.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to work hard to educate parent, physicians, and law makers on best practice for car seat safety of our children.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their willingness to help others

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all via e-mail and were wonderful, the tech who installed was great as well.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Changes in laws to better protect children in cars and assist many families.

Ways to make it better...

No changes, we had a great experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of donations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization is wonderful!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-5-01

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