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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Rating: 5 stars  

Tom and keep kids alive drive 25,has been there for me since i lost my son.This organization is a great one.They are there for us.and show us love on the things they do for are loved ones.iam so greatful for there help,and Tom being there.
Thank you Tom,and staff!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was honored to meet tom and his family n other families this August this year at the pike peak and Im truly was amazed how one man and his family come together as one to help others in there time in need I was truly breathtakin away how so much love was kindness was there I loved every moment that I spent on that mountain it took my breath away in so many ways I am blessed to no tom and his family they are beautiful people inside and out ...thank u for the beautiful time and looking forward to next year...

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Rating: 5 stars  

After our 12 year old son passed away a good friend told me about Keep Kids Alive. It's a wonderful organization. It's helping us get through each day knowing that the word is getting out there to drive slow and be alert for children. Thank you for what you do!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Tom_5 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks Tamara. We are honored to remember Tim and we look forward to you joining our Run to Remember Team to take on Pikes Peak.

Rating: 5 stars  

I got connected with this fine organization, KKAD25, for approx. 9 years and have been impressed with the works and services provided by Tom Everson. This organization is definitely helping to create the needed awareness of the general public on the importance safe driving. Tom Everson personally makes contact with the victims of driving related crash and offers all the support and help to the families. I 'm fortunate to know him and his work with KKAD25.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Traffic safety seems to be a thing of the past. Texting, talking, reading, writing and not paying attention to driving are now the standard. Speed limits are routinely ignored, tailgating is the new norm, as is passing in no-passing zones, not dimming your brights, and acting as if nothing bad will ever happen.

Those of us who believe in traffic law, and have advocated in our communities for safer driving, have been disappointed when local law enforcement and governing bodies shrug it all off . Tickets are only written for 10 MPH or ABOVE the speed limit. Traffic calming is poo-pooed. our communities suffer, with no recourse.

Some people never learn, until there is a dire consequence.

KKAD 25 has stepped in to fill the void. Helping to advocate for victims and their families, to support local grass-roots traffic safety actions, and to provide the tools for the average citizen to fight back against those who really can't see beyond their own narrow, irreponsible actions.

This is what a non-profit is supposed to do. It is about being accessible, providing important information and making itself available to provide seminars, training and more for those who advocate for safe roadways, and also for vicitms and their families.

For all they do, KKAD 25 should be given accolades. They are impacting the lives of EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US in a positive manner, whether we know it or not. It might be that that driver who would have hit you yesterday, slowed down because they learned a lesson from a KKAD 25 roadside, or heard a community presentation on safe driving, or learned of a fundraiser in the memory of a deceased pedestrian. It really does matter. It really is effective. Even making one person stop and think before driving is a life or two potentially saved.

I attended a seminar in NJ about 10 years ago, where KKAD 25 was instrumental in encouraging law enforcement in our communities to take these issues seriously, set up neighborhood traffic monitoring, and provide the community with resources to stop dangerous drivers.

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

participation in a township wide traffic study indentfying the most dangerous residential streets and allocating resources for safety improvements.

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

NONE. they are doing a very good job. Stay grassroots, keep it real.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 has been a great support to me after my precious nephew was killed at the age of 7 due to a speeding motorist. In memory of Aaron David Sumner Brock and all other children who have died due to traffic related incidents, Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 must continue its mission.

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

Through support for my family through their annual "Run to Remember" in memory of loved ones who have died in traffic incidents. They remember Aaron each year they participate in the Pike's Peak Ascent Trail Race and have special memory shirts made that are sent to family members of the loved ones they run to remember.

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

None

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

We have the KKAD 25 signs in our neighborhood. I think they really help. We have so many children on our street and anything that can be done to help keep them safe is a good thing. I know it always makes me check my speedometer when I see the signs in any area. There may be other programs like KKAD 25 but the dedication of these people is obvious as I have seen the signs in areas all over Omaha. They have worked to spread the movement across the United States and it's working. Thank you KKAD 25 for your tireless efforts to protect our most beloved and valuable treasure - our children.

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

My neighborhood actively posts the signage.

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

I have no suggestions for change. I think they are doing an awesome job!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

After my daughter was killed in an auto accident mainly due to speed, I happened to find a drive 25 sign in a near community, I went to the web site and ordered a sign for myself and was taken when I recieved a call from Tom , giving me support and asking how my family was doing.. Unbelievable organization , incredibly compassiate ,in a world where no one takes time, Tom did.....Thats speaks for itself !!!

Kim Smith
Ashley's Mom

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

many ask about the car magnets and signs and thank me for reminding them to slow down

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

wouldnt change anything would love to help more get the word and message out ! NO NEED TO SPEED !!!

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Review from Guidestar
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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