Keep Kids Alive Drive 25

Rating: 4.89 stars   76 reviews

Address:

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 1600 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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 has such a wonderful mission. Tom is very easy to work with, he is thorough with his communication and responds very quickly. My family and I have been fortunate enough to attend the Run to Remember weekend at Pikes Peak for the last two years, because of Tom's diligence everything went incredibly smoothly. I am very impressed with the efforts behind this organization !

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Tom Everson and Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 truly do wonderful things for our community. Whether it's organizing events to raise awareness and promote an active lifestyle or saving lives through clever campaign slogans and signage products, KKAD25 is a feather in the cap of Omaha's non-profit scene.

Keep up the good work!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 has been a great asset in the community. Tom recently collaborated with the Southwest YMCA and Cody Elementary to teach children to walk to school safely on National Walk to School Day.

It's great to see Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25 in the community keeping kids and families safe.

 
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Through their many outreach events in NE and beyond, Tom Everson & the Keep Kids Alive 25 team have made a positive footprint in the lives of thousands of families across the nation. Ranging from the organization's massive outreach in community education on traffic safety, to commemorative events such as the annual Live Forward Run, KKAD 25 is truly going the extra mile to honor the lives of children lost in traffic accidents, while impacting public perception & awareness on what safe driving means. Now THIS is an organization committed to changing the statistics, one safe driver at a time. Most recently, the KKAD 25 team completed an ascent of Pike's Peak in support of their mission, demonstrating once again, that there are no limits to the power of saving lives. I had the honor of attending a KKAD 25 Live Forward race last Spring, and simply put, am moved by the compassion of this organization to honor each and every child lost, while stopping at nothing to empower each of us to Drive Safely. Great work KKAD25!!!

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
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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Role: General Member of the Public
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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Role: General Member of the Public
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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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.

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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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