Keep Kids Alive Drive 25

Rating: 4.87 stars   62 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Health, Crime & Law

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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Tom Everson has been doing great work in Omaha and across the country for years. I have been aware and very appreciative of his work. Most recently, he joined the Stakeholder Group for our Complete Streets City planning initiative. His experience and expertise has already benefited the effort by his articulate explanations of the benefits and challenges facing the committee. We are fortunate to Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 organization in Omaha. I highly endorse his work and thank him for his dedication and passion for making our streets safe for all users.
Connie

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

When I was president/CEO of the National Safety Council, Nebraska, I had the opportunity to work with Tom Everson and the Keep Kids Alive program. Tom and his wife, Wendy, were aware of the need for neighborhood street safety programs and began their program in 2008 in response to a tragic incident in our Loveland community in Omaha. After a child’s loss of life, the neighborhood sought help and Tom provided it through the Keep Kids Alive program. It is fabulous how this program has grown and reached many in the U.S. (51 U.S. communities in 20 states this year alone) and around the world in the past 7 years. That’s not surprising when there is such a need to make our streets safer for all and such a dedicated and creative leader as Tom Everson to meet the challenge. Statistics showing speed reductions prove the success. Lives saved are the greatest benefit. Thanks Tom!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I applaud Tom Everson and his efforts with the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 campaign.
The motivation, diligence and unselfishness that Tom exhibits as he promotes his message should
be nothing but commended.

E.J. Stanek

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Our department became involved with Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 following the death of a local boy who was involved in a bicycle/car crash. This young man's parents informed us of this organization and connected us with Tom. We received double the money that we requested from our City Council and were able to place numerous signs in high profile areas around schools, recreations centers, swimming pools, baseball fields, softball fields, etc. We have received very positive feedback and feel that the presence of these signs has helped make drivers more aware.
Chief Jeff Cayler
Carroll Police Department
Carroll, Iowa

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Our agency has used the products made by Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 for almost 14 years now in over 25 neighborhoods in Town. We have had a lot of positive feedback from the residents and parents of elementary and middle school school students. Tom and his group have always been there to help us and very responsive to our needs.

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?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Tom_5 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you Nazanin. Danville was the first city in the U.S. to utilize KKAD25 street signs as part of a neighborhood traffic safety education campaign - back in January, 1999. Thanks for being the leader.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 program for close to 12 years. The City of Tulsa became connected with the organization just prior to that time and I have continued to utilize the signage and information that Tom has provided from KKAD25. His efforts have allowed for cities and neighborhoods to help with the Traffic Safety cause of having motorist slow down and watch for not only children, but all pedestrians. Keep up the good work Tom. Several local television stations have helped me with spreading the word and we have had numerous coverages during the May 1st "May Day" event also.

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

None that I am aware of.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Tom_5 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks Craig. We appreciate all our partners in law enforcement who work with us to make the mission of Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 possible.

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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Tom_5 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

KKAD25 is doing tremendous work helping parents, children, and communities. As a traffic safety professional with national and international experience, I am impressed with how much this non-profit organization is able to do with limited resources and a lot of heart.

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

I've know of hundreds - even thousands - of organizations in the field of traffic safety, and KKAD25's attention to detail and reach in educating individuals and communities about traffic safety is impressive. I have encountered KKAD25 information unexpectedly in yards, grocery stores, and other places around the country! This organization is doing some of the most important work possible - helping to save lives and prevent injuries on the roads.

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

I would suggest that KKAD25 consider ways to expand its message to reach international audiences. Clearly, 25 mph is a US oriented but the overall message of slowing down to save a life is becoming more and more important as other countries have more and more cars. The graphics of KKAD25 are great and would likely translate to many other countries.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

We have used printed materials and suggestions from this organization to help hundreds of school-aged children understand safety considerations while walking to school. We also focus on raising parents' awareness while driving. I had the recent pleasure of meeting and talking with Tom Everson, the group's founder. He is a dedicated man who contributes his time tirelessly for this very worthy cause. I look forward to continued productive relations with his organization.

Randy Getz, Battalion Chief
Hazelwood Fire Department
(near St. Louis, MO)

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

...distribution of his mrinted materials in elementary schools.

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

...give him $5000.00

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