Keep Kids Alive Drive 25

Rating: 4.87 stars   61 reviews

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Location: 12418 C St Omaha NE 68144 USA

Mission: The mission of KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25® is to make streets safer for all who walk, ride, play, and drive. Doing so preserves lives and relationships.
Results: Over 1500 communities have initiated a Keep Kids Alive campaign. These represent 49 U.S. States, 3 Canadian Provinces, the Bahamas, and Queensland State, Australia. Oceanside, CA saw a 16% decrease (6 mph) in average speeds when implementing a Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 yard sign campaign. As the first community to initiate "America's Trash Talks to Keep Kids Alive," Oro Valley, AZ realized a 13.5% decrease in average speeds on neighborhood streets - 24.5 mph on average.
Target demographics: Residents of every neighborhood in the U.S., and when possible, beyond.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000
Geographic areas served: United States, as well as communities across the globe.
Programs: Consultation and Presentations to Community/Neighborhood Groups, Schools, Businesses, and Municipal Leaders on developing comprehensive neighborhood traffic safety education campaigns that include: America's Trash Talks to Keep Kids Alive Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Stop! Take 3 To See Seat Belts-FASTENATING! It's Not A Race! Create Space Be Aware! Drive With Care No Need To Speed Check Your Speed A License to Live - An in-school safe-driving education and marketing campaign that is student driven. Parenting at the Speed of Life Annual "Run to Remember" as part of the Pikes Peak Ascent Trail Race in honor of loved ones who have died in traffic incidents.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing group. Benefits so so so many people and sends out such important and life saving information. Helping kids stay alive and helping people to become more aware of the dangers our children and teens encounter every day. This is a heartfelt atta boy for an organization that has helped our family after the devastating loss of our beautiful daughter. Keep up the beautiful and important work you endeavor to do each and every day.

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2013

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Jackie, thank you for your affirmation of our mission. Erika Joy is an inspiration for us all as we continue to grow the mission. All the best as you continue Erika's mission through her foundation.

Rating: 5 stars  

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1998. It is dedicated to traffic safety education directed towards drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and parents with a primary focus on residential neighborhood traffic safety. As the Executive Director of Citizens Crime Watch of Miami-Dade we have been partnering with them since its inception. Their program is used with our Youth Crime Watch program on many occasions. Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is an excellent community program.

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

give them more money to expand.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Thank you Carmen for your endorsement of our mission as well as for all the opportunities you have afforded KKAD25 throughout the years to educate those you serve.

Rating: 5 stars  

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is an inspiring organization taking on an enormous task. The compassion shown to families who have lost children in traffic accidents brings great comfort. The determination to learn about each and every story and share it with every opportunity shows those families that their child *still* matters and is not forgotten. We commend this organization.

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

I'd like to see them achieve a higher level of fundraising so they could take their mission and message even further.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is a wonderful non profit that has done amazing work over the past 10 years to make the streets safer for kids, teens and adults. It has been my pleasure to partner with them on a few events during the past 2 years that my foundation has been in existence. I will continue to support KKAD25 and their efforts to make the streets safer for all!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1998. It is dedicated to traffic safety education directed towards drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and parents with a primary focus on residential neighborhood traffic safety. Its only source of income is from donors, sale of KKAD25 merchandise, and fund raising activities.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with this fine organization, KKAD25, for approx. 3 years and have been impressed with the leadership and focus provided by Tom Everson. He has developed pertinent programs to help increase the awareness of the public to the importance of what we all can do to help minimize the risks associated with driving. In addition, this organization reaches out to victims of driving related accidents and provides the families with support during their difficult times.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

i became aware of this organization via an interview with the founder, Tom Everson, on TV. Subsequently, I became more aware of the organization's key objectives and programs which directly help improve the awareness of all of us to the dangers resulting from excessive speed and inappropriate driver behavior. I have been impressed with the specific programs set up by this fine organization to address this real world problem. The various promotional and educational programs do make a difference !

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

The increased awareness of my family and friends is a result of this organization's programs.

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

Seek to increase involvement with young drivers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We learned about this site when we lost our 5 year old beautiful daughter in a accident. She was playing at my sisters house, and ran across the road to throw a rock in a ditch. She lives in the country. a speeding truck came down the gravel road and never saw her, and never even realized what he had hit untill he got out of his truck and seen her. Tom Everson is been a wonderful, compasinate man to me and our family. I'm so glad there are people out there that still care about other people, and not just thereselfs. Thank you again. God Bless you and your runners on your run on August 20 2011. Thank you for making Maddison a part of it.

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

For my daughter Maddison Hart

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

Get more donations coming in.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We learned about KKAD 25 the hard way - the way that no parent wants to find out about an organization. On November 23rd, 2004 our 9 year old son Justin was hit and killed on a road by our house. The speed limit was set at 40 mph through our subdivision. After Justin was killed we read an article in the USA Today about a similar incident in Texas and how an organization called KKAD 25 had helped get the speed limit reduced on that street. We emailed Tom Everson and he called us back the same day. Tom helped us as we took on our city to lower the speed limit in our subdivision. He provided his expertise and his compassion with our situation. With his help we were able to have the street that runs through our subdivision restriped to a 2 lane road with a center turning lane instead of the 4 lane road. He also helped us to get the speed limit reduced to 35mph. We wanted the speed limit reduced to 30mph but this is all that our city was willing to do.

Tom Emerson is an awesome man. He had the insight of such a simple concept-lower the speed limit to 25mph through neighborhoods- and the fortitude to promote this concept and organization with his strong convictions. Tom started this organization after realizing how fast people where driving through subdivisions. He wanted to be proactive about getting his message out to the public. Tom did not start this organization because he lost a child. Tom Everson started this organization to help get this message out- Keep Kids Alive Drive 25- something every driver should remember.

KKAD 25 is a great organization with lots of information and statistics every driver should be aware of. In today's society everyone is always in such a hurry. If only the driver of the car that killed Justin would have been driving 5 mph slower the chances of Justin's survival would have been greatly increased. Please don't let the few seconds you save by speeding be the last 2 seconds of someone's life.

Sincerely,

Gordie, Vicki, Jordan, Justin and Jesse Faust
Lee's Summit, MO

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

by petitioning our city council to reduce the speed limit on the street running through our subdivision. With Tom Everson's help, we were able to reduce the speed limit.

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

We believe the material and information presented in KKAD 25 should be provided and taught in all Driver's Ed classes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As the parents of two small children, my husband and I have made it a priority to support Keep Kids Alive - Drive 25 in their mission. We make it a point to place our signs on our street and alley in hopes that drivers will be more aware of the children playing throughout our neighborhood and their own driving habits. We hope that Keep Kids Alive will be able to continue to provide the tools necessary to prevent traffic deaths and the support needed for those who have lost loved ones so senselessly.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the secretary of our school PTA, a retired teacher of 30 years, and mother of 2. I have seen the way traffic flies down the hill at our school (yet the city does nearly nothing to slow them down); my own daughter watched her junior high friend get hit by a car not 2 feet from her on the way home from school one day (did a back flip, lost her shoe, and miraculously received no fatal injury); and I even received a warning ticket years ago for driving too fast near a school (in summer, so I didn't realize the speed limits were "on"). Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is SO IMPORTANT in getting the word out. The phrase, "Don't let the two minutes you save be the last two minutes of someone else's life." sticks with me... almost hauntingly. I hope it sticks with EVERYONE who hears it. and if they all take it to heart, the lives that are saved may one day be my grandchildren, the kids at my school, YOUR children, YOUR neighbors, and YOUR friends. This is the single most important organization I have come across during my first year as a PTA officer. EVERYONE needs to know about this group, their message, and the means to save lives! Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 deserves respect, donations, and recognition for the wonderful job they are doing to educate and reform drivers while saving lives.

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

I;ve personally experienced the results of this organization in my own driving. I can't even think about letting my lead foot stop someone from living, so I now plan ahead and leave 2 minutes earlier, so I am NEVER going to take the last two minutes of someone's life.

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

Get more corporate sponsorship so the costs of the signs could be reduced for lower income areas through some sort of a scholarship program. I want to see the signs where they REALLY need to be, not just where people can afford them.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

On the Internet, while looking for a source for stickers to remind families to BUCKLE UP FOR SAFETY!

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

(See above... I now drive slower, plan ahead, leave earlier, etc.) I was allowed to pick up stickers to remind our families to buckle up, information about the program, and a yard sign to post at our event (and give away in our free raffle) all at no cost. This was fantastic, as our school is a low income school and I was running our Health and Wellness event on a very minimal budget with everything free to all participants. About 250 people attended our event, the stickers were all distributed, the families were informed, and a sixth grade boy won the yard sign. He proudly stood on the corner waving his sign at passing traffic while he waited for his grandmother to pick him up and observe his bounty.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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