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Keep Kids Alive Drive 25

Rating: 4.9 stars   84 reviews

Nonprofit Issues (NTEE):

Automotive Safety, Crime & Law, Crime Prevention, Disaster Aid, Health

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:

Millions in communities throughout the U.S.

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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Reviews for Keep Kids Alive Drive 25

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

Keep Kids Alive is a wonderful non-profit and I believe has really made a difference in the Omaha community. It's a simple reminder to the community to slow it down in our neighborhoods, especially where kids are present. -Sgt. Erin Payne, Omaha Police Department

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Where to start? Unfortunately I met Tom Everson and KKAD25 after my nephew was killed while running on a gravel road. I am a long time runner and have always been concerned with the safety of runners/bikers/walkers/kids on roads. My sister was also killed in a preventable car accident when she was only 16 years old so I knew this was the place for me to be.
The group is amazing and Tom does everything possible to make us 'newbies' feel welcome. I'm not sure where my family would be this first year without the support of this wonderful group and the inspiration it gives.

 
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I have been a longtime supporter of the mission of Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 to assist their educational initiatives which have impacted citizens in over 1600 U.S. communities. KKAD25 has also helped families who have experienced the death of a loved one due to a traffic incident.

I appreciate Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 and their efforts to make streets safer for all who walk, cycle, play, drive, and ride.

Doug K.

 
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Tom Everson and I met through tragedy, my daughter Erika's death in an auto accident. Through tragedy we have strived for grace and good. Tom Everson and Keep Kids Alive bring positive through pain....beauty in the ashes. What an amazing group of people doing what they do for the good of the community and even beyond. Keep up the good work guys!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Keep Kids Alive....Where do I start? What a incredibly hard job they are working, protecting our children. I lost my beautiful daughter Erika Joy in 2008 in an automobile accident. Tom Everson found me through my non-profit for Erika and I joined on the bandwagon to promote driving safety. The goal is obvious and the need is great. We must try and save our children. Tom's non-profit works tirelessly to save our children and remember the ones we have lost. What an inspirational and amazing group of people. If you find you need somewhere to pay it forward....Your telling yourself it's time to give back....then give to Keep Kids Alive.....It's the most important thing you will ever do....help protect and save our beautiful children. Thank you and have a wonderful life!!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Tom_KKAD25 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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  

I first became acquainted with Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 following the loss of our 16 y/o son and a high school classmate in a motor vehicle crash in 2012. Our daughter was able to participate in the Live Forward! Run To Remember event in both 2015 and 2016 running in memory of her little brother and several young people from Idaho. Our family was blessed beyond words as KKAD25 opened their hearts to us and helped us find common ground with other families who have suffered similar losses. Together, we are all learning to "Live Forward". We encourage every community to invite KKAD25 and their programs to help save lives!

 
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Bill and I lost our Son Andrew ,August 8,2014. He had just turned 34 the 28th of July. He was involved in a head on collision. I was contacted by a friend who knew about Keep kids alive, drive 25.

I was then contacted by Tom Everson...he and this orgonazition was a gift from God..
Bill nor I had talked with anyone who had ever been through what we were going through.

Our friends and families were trying so hard to help us just to keep it together. But they could only do so much.
Tom told us all about a weekend where we could meet other families and share our story. We would also hear other families share theirs. We were able to know just what each other was going through and we developed life long new friends who shared each other's grief.
It was so healing to be with these other families. We laughed,we remembered our loved ones, we cried. But we healed. It was truly a blessing.

If it had not been for this organization, I'm not sure Billy and I would have been able to make it through this devastated loss.
We have now gone for 2 years and as long as we can, we will continue to go. To see old friends and to meet the new ones who have become members of a club no one should ever belong to. A grieving parent.
God bless, Tom, his family, this organization, all the famili we hav met.
We love you all dearly, Billy and Toni Smith

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?

2016

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Living in Southern Calif on a very busy residential street with an elementary school ( with over 700 students) just down the block, I noticed that traffic was increasing along with the speeders as they passed by my home. So in 2005, I was looking for resources to addressing the speeding problem here. While searching online I happened to find KKAD25 and contacted Tom Everson about the signs that he used to promote traffic safety. For the past 11 years, I have been using this method to remind drivers to aware of their driving habits and people seem to know the house that has the signs in front of it. Driving safety is very important for everyone on the roads today with all the distractions that people have in their vehicles. My signs are out every school day and if it helps make one person safer than it worked. Thanks to KKAD25 many communities in our nation have been made safer for their residents. Thank you, Tom!

 
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I've had the distinct pleasure to work with KKAD25 to create a program in Alameda in conjunction with the national Walk to School program. We were extremely successful and Tom Everson was creative and collaborative in working with us. There is nothing more fulfilling then working together as a community to make our town safer for all and particularly kids walking to school.

 
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I have run the Pikes Peak Ascent the past two years with KKAD 25 and found it gave extra meaning to my run. I have enjoyed being part of this group as a donor and helping Tom raise money. The friendships I have made with this group will be lasting and strong.

 
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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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