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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Automotive Safety, Crime & Law, Crime Prevention, Disaster Aid, Health, Public Health

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 1700 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.

Community Stories

135 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have dealt with the founder of KKAD25, Tom Everson, on mutliple occasions. His passion for safe driving is apparent from the outset, and interactions with KKAD25 have always been a benefit for our safe driving programs. More programs like KKAD25 would assuredly make roads safer for everyone.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been giving to Keep Kids Alive for over 10 years and greatly appreciate their efforts to keep our neighborhoods safer. I have five grandchildren and think of them (and all children) when I am donating or volunteering for KKAD25 knowing that it will help make are streets safer for everyone. I am almost always repeating "Keep Kids Alive Drive 25" to myself as I drive through neighborhoods to remind myself to drive safe.

I also appreciate the support they have been giving others who have lost loved ones in traffic accidents. I think that is so important because of how devastating losing a loved one suddenly can be.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tom Everson has more heart and passion for this cause then I can even articulate. Just talking to him for 5 minutes will prove this to you. Being involved with this non-profit in any capacity is an incredible honor as I know the mission of KKAD25 is one everyone can agree with, relate to, and ultimately - fight for. The time I served on the board showed me that Tom never stopped working, generating new ideas, and persevered through any and all hurdles that came his way.
Thank you Tom and everyone affiliated with KKAD225 - please continue your incredible work to make our community a safer place to live, work, and play.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words can not describe KKAD25 and what it has done for my family along with countless others. My nephew was killed almost 6 years ago when running on a gravel road. He was doing something I have done nearly daily since I was 14 years old.
I also had lost my sister in a car accident when I was 13 and she was 16. My life a whirlwind of preventable accidents.
KKAD25 gave our family a place to go to hear from other families in the same situations.
KKAD25 has given our family along with countless others, hope.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

KKAD25 is an amazing organization that brings families together the otherwise would have never met if not for 100% preventable car crashes. The support these families get from knowing they are not alone is something you can not put a price on. They strive to keep people safe via podcasts, presentations, etc etc People are no doubt alive because of them and their message.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is wonderful when one organization supports another organization, and I'm very glad that this organization supported the catch you later Foundation organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing foundation that reaches so many lives! Sharing stories though out the community to change minds and save lives! Thank you for all you do to make a difference!

Client Served

Rating: 5

After the death of my husband and 5 year old daughter (half of our family) we were contacted by Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 to share our story on the ramifications of distracted and impaired driving when everyone leaves the Funeral, what really happens to the family left behind. Stories that must be told to decrease the numbers in fatalities in 100% preventable car crashes. We were invited to have our family honored & remembered during their annual Pikes Peak Run. A memorable experience, a once in a lifetime experience that only KKAD25 could have given us! Incredibly grateful to them for trying to save lives and getting the message out!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a lovely conversation with Tom Everson about his efforts to make roads safer. He was well educated and showed compassion like no other. His organization is incredible with how they honor families whose lives were forever changed because of 100% preventable car crashes!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family first connected with KKAD25 in 2015 when we joined the Live Forward team. Over the past 6 years, we’ve met several other families who have lost loved ones in traffic related accidents, which has given us an opportunity to grieve and heal with people who truly understand. The work this nonprofit does is so important and very appreciated!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I joined Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Run to Remember at Pikes Peak in Colorado this past August. We lost our daughter to a traffic incident in 2006 and still find it very difficult to talk about with others. This was the first time we felt truly understood and able to express our emotional experience without awkwardness or pity. What we thought would be a difficult reminder of our tragic loss actually became such a healing experience. Sharing memories and stories of loved ones without hesitation was an unexpected gift. Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is more than raising awareness, it's gaining an extended family you didn't know you needed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi I'm Kyle Foster's mom he was killed and ran over by a 16 year old neighbor girl on Halloween 2003 at the time of his death he was 10 years old.this was my first time to attend the race I would like to tell you the most helpful thing about
processing my grief was attending this event. I know it has been a long time since my son was killed and a part of me died the day he was killed. just by speaking to other parents help me to help me so much. we shared memories we laughed and we cried together.it was very Bittersweet that we found each other .I was able to share kyles pictures and let everyone know we got the law passed. It allows cities in Texas to lower their speed limit without expensive traffic studies my city in the state of Texas was Mesquite at the time and my street got lowered to 20 miles an hour I'm so grateful that Tom was able to come to Austin Texas to testify with me to help make it happen my experience on the trip made me realize how important my son was by making this law get passed.
I talk to God on this trip.
I felt kyles Spirit In My Heart.I would also like to thank Wendy Everson for running in Kyle's memory. I look forward to next year. I also would like to thank all the sponsors for making it possible for me to attend this trip.
God bless you all Kyle's mom Barbara Foster

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25 has helped me dealing with the loss of my brother who was killed in a hit and run. I’m so thankful I was introduced to this non profit organization for with out them I don’t know where I’d be. Tom is such a positive person to be around! This past august was my first time ever attending pikes peak 5k. It was such a positive experience and I met so many other families that were dealing with similar situations like myself. I will definitely be back next year! I’m so thankful for KKAD25 !

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

KKAD25 came to city of Phoenix to help low income communities with their traffic and safety concerns. They did an outstanding job at letting the community guide priorities and the project.

Client Served

Rating: 5

KKAD25 is an incredible organization that brings together families who have lost loved ones to traffic incidents. On top of its wonderful mission to create safer roads, they provide the opportunity for people like me to be in a shared space with people who know the pain I've experienced (and for me to be there with them) gave us all a weekend (the Live Forward! weekend) to meet and talk and grieve and just be together. It's a rare gift, and one that families like mine find so much solace and inspiration in.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’ve worked with Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 on their annual Live Forward event and participated in the KKAD25 podcast. Their work is vital to the safety of all on our roads. The people involved with this nonprofit are some of the best you’ll find.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I attended the annual Keep Kids Alive 5k last year, and it was great to see so many people and families come together in support of their loved ones lost. KKA lives its mission every day by supporting all those who are impacted by traffic incidents, as well as focusing on community plans to make neighborhoods safer for kids to play. Glad this organization exists. Keep up the good work!

1 Jennie Powers C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Tom and Keep Kids Alive for 2 years now and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. I love helping spread the word to slow down so we keep our kids alive. Tom is really passionate and professional. I highly recommend participating in any of the events.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to be a part of this wonderful group as we tackled Pikes Peak. They put on an awesome weekend to bring families together who have lost loved ones from motor vehicle accidents. I highly recommend becoming part of this group and challenge yourself for those that have been taken much too soon from us.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our Indiana-based firm found KKAD25 and Tom after doing an internet search regarding "speeding in neighborhoods."

Our legal team has been working from home and we noticed more and more instances of vehicles traveling above neighborhood speed limits. Having handled neighborhood accident cases in the past, and knowing it often involves young people, we were concerned this might be a behavior that was increasing and happening everywhere.

Needless to say, after finding the KKAD25 website and learning more about the group's history and multiple safety campaigns, we were beyond impressed. As such, we reached out to Tom to learn more and inquire as to how we might be able to help bring more attention to his mission.

What struck us during our conversation with Tom was his down-to-earth nature and authenticity. He revealed that he was a former teacher, and that really came through during our discussion.

Also, before speaking to Tom, we assumed he had suffered a personal loss that inspired him to create KKAD25. Instead, he was moved to take action by the simple fact that he knew a problem existed. We found this to be exceptionally admirable.

So kudos to Tom and everyone that has lent a hand to KKAD 25!

We look forward to being a continued source of support for a cause that has such a personal meaning to us and a number of our firm's current and former clients.

Donor

Rating: 5

Keep Kids Alive is such a special organization. I participated in the Pikes Peak weekend in 2019. It was incredible to see Tom bring together so many families. He does great work.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was deeply touched by the amount of love, support, and compassion that Tom and the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 family exhibited at the Pikes Peak Live Forward weekend. This organization understands how to bring people together and foster healing and hope, especially for families who have lost loved ones in traffic incidents. On top of that, it’s evident that beyond this weekend, Tom is a dedicated advocate for creating safer roads and communities

Donor

Rating: 5

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is a fantastic organization centered around building and preserving relationships. The work of Tom and those he partners with, meets the needs of communities and families worldwide. Tom leads with compassion and passion, and the world is no doubt a better and safer place because of all the preventative, educational, and relational work of Keep Kids Alive Drive 25.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Tom works tirelessly towards the KKAD25 mission and demonstrates a daily passion for making our streets safer. Thoughtfulness and intentionality are driving forces behind each campaign as he works to make an impact, while honoring lives lost. The KKAD25 mission called me to serve, but these qualities keep me engaged.

Steve J.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’ve worked with KKAD25 on their yearly Live Forward event and have been a guest on the KKAD25 podcast. They shine a light on wonderful people and do really great work raising awareness and promoting safer roads.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I personally give to this organization because I believe in its mission of helping parents who have lost children in traffic accidents by giving them a chance to tell their story. Traffic deaths are at record levels in Colorado Springs, so it is important that we take action to improve traffic safety.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1 Fighting Hit And Run Driving

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you KKAD25.
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Taking this time this weekend to reflect on one of the highest mountains in Colorado Springs was life changing. To share this moment with my brother as we celebrated the life of our sister Jameca Stanfield.
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So much support shared as we listened to many tragic stories like ours was therapeutic and supportive.
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Not one single person knew Jameca Stanfield, Anthonie Porchia or Tiffanie Stanfield. (Our small but mighty family); But they paid tribute to Jameca as if they have known her for a lifetime.
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Erin Everson, who ran to the top of Pikes Peak is quoted saying: “when I was ready to stop my motivation was Jameca’s name on my back pushing me to keep going”.
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My brother Dj Stanfield purchased flowers and gifted them to Erin for her support of Our family.

What a life changing experience. Thank you KKAD25.. for the gift of healing, blessings, and bonding.
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#humbled
#prayers
#faith
#family
#love
#justice for Jameca

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Client Served

Rating: 5

KKAD25 is more than an organization, it’s family. The support and love from every person I’ve met has truly been a blessing to my family and I. I stand by their mission of keeping our streets safe.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went to the pikes peak ascent. Many of the runners in this organization ran in memory of a loved one lost. It was an amazing experience. This organization help the families gather closure and created a new Family within the organization.

1 Eileen F.3

Donor

Rating: 5

kkad25 provides vital education to individuals & communities on risks of speeding, texting while driving, talking on phone while driving & other distracted driving issues. In addition they provide invaluable support for families who’ve lost loved ones to traffic accidents.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing. I’ve participated in their 5k run before but just had the opportunity to join them in Colorado for the Pikes Peak Ascent. They have created more of a family than an organization and we are so happy to be a part of it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keep kids alive got our family together to celebrate the memories and shared the loved that we have for our loved ones. They are loving and caring. We were blessed to celebrate with this beautiful group with similar background were we could cherish the beloved memories of our love ones. Thank you so much for being an awesome group.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is a wonderful organization supporting a very important cause, keeping our kids safer on the streets. The work they do to support families that have lost loved ones is remarkable. The "Live Forward!" weekend they organize to honor loved ones who died in traffic incidents is a weekend filled with love and healing.

1 Shelly S.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to participate in the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Pikes Peak Ascent, we met so many wonderful families who have experienced the ultimate loss. This organization provides an outlet to honor the families and their loved ones. Tom thank you for starting this group. We look forward to continue support this organization and creating awareness.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization with the emphasis to keep kids alive and safe in areas where there are expected to be reduced speeds but somehow so many people seem to want to ignore or don't even realize that kids are in the area and therefore continue to drive at unsafe speeds. It is also an organization that remembers and recognizes so many kids that have been lost so needlessly due to someone's bad choices or decisions. In their annual event in August of "assent to the top" of Pike's Peak, the runners carry the names of lost children on the backs of their shirts as a memorial and remembrance. In our family, we lost 4 of our kids and grandkids to the choices that a drunk driver made to drive.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The mission of KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25 is to make streets safer for all who walk, cycle, play, drive, and ride. Doing so preserves lives and relationships.
We live our mission by:
1) Creating campaigns to educate motorists, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists to practice behaviors that keep everyone safe on & along roadways.
2) Supporting families who experience the death of a loved one due to a traffic incident through Live Forward! - bringing good into the world in their honor and memory.
Preventing one more fatality is crucial; this non-profit aims to do just that!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Keep kids alive drive 25 is an awesome non-profit organization. Tom and the nonprofit org work tirelesssky to raise awareness about safety to prevent future catastorphies in our local communities from accidents with cars and kids and adults at play in our neighborhoods. Having a good friend that lost their daughter in a biking accident and having two daughters of my own, the work this org does is so meaningful and appreciated. Please give if you can.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am amazed how the mission and vision of Keep Kids Alive 25 has continued to grow, locally as well as nationally, under the leadership of Tom Everson. After losing my nephew in an auto accident, I decided to get involved. From monetary donations to community engagement and involvement, I wanted to be a part of this amazing non-profit. It truly has been an experience like no other! I cannot thank Tom enough for what he does to make streets safer for all who walk, ride, play, and drive, but as important is what Tom brings to the table for those families dealing with the loss of a loved one. KKAD25 and Tom celebrate the lives lost and that means the world to so many families dealing with loss and grief.

3 Jan Damiani A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tom's organization has helped so many who have lost a loved one in vehicle
accidents & works with communities to promote safe driving. We lost our 20 yr old daughter, Erika in 2003 as she drove to college on icy roads. An SUV T-boned her & she died instantly.
I found KKAD25 in 2009 & have supported them yearly. They have honored Erika at the
annual Pikes Peak Ascent event & we were able to attend this year. It was an awesome weekend.
Thanks to Tom & KKAD25 for remembering our loved ones & bringing awareness to safe driving. Jan & Tim Anstett

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 after losing my son Tristan when he was hit by a car while running... speed and poor driving choices were involved. KKAD25 brings families such as ours together at the Run to Remember in Omaha and once again in Colorado. These gatherings allowed us to tell our story, meet other families also hurting from loss, and remember Tristan. The mission of KKAD25 doesn't stop there however. Tom has worked closely with our KKAD25 committee in Treynor IA, supporting our efforts and assisting us in acquiring grant money to help make our town a safer place for runners, walkers, bikers.

1 Dij S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the great opportunity to be embraced by this wonderful nonprofit. My brother Andrew was killed in a car accident and this is how I got involved with the nonprofit. Going to the event for the first time brought tears to my eyes when so many who ran made it up a mountain. In life there are many struggles we all face but this inspired me to be better person this inspired me to be stronger that any mountain of trouble or trial I may face in life I can overcome. This wonderful nonprofit gave me the strength to continue to be great just like them. I fully support and fully recommend this organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was driving in Florissant, Missouri, and thought I knew the directions to my destination. I turned the wrong direction on a major thoroughfare, didn't realize the mistake for MANY miles, then had to turn around and try to find the correct street to turn off onto--I even blew that one, turning into-and then having to U-turn out of--a dead end. I was late and getting a bit frantic...finally I saw a street sign that was familiar and quickly turned onto that street. Then I saw it: that familiar sign, "Keep kids alive Drive 25" with the silhouette of a child playing. Suddenly, I realized that, for that moment-and the entire drive-my focus needs NOT to be on how late I am or how many mistakes I've made in directions-no, that sign reminded me that my focus needed to be on driving safely and calmly to my destination no matter how late I might be. That sign reminded me that my own welfare and that of other drivers and folks in the neighborhood depended on me and the way I was driving. That was six years ago, but the lesson of that "snap-to-attention" moment sticks with me to this day.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently had the honor of volunteering at an event for Keep Kids Alive Drive 25. This was my first interaction with the group and what an amazing group, organization and mission to be apart of. I was fortunate to be amongst such an amazing group of people, who's everyday lives had been forced to take an unexpected turn which no family member should have to, yet each family member I spoke with, and had an ability, desire and gift of brightening my day and all those they touched that day. Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 changes lives. I know, they changed mine!

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I are longtime supporters of Keep Kids Alive Drive 25. Having two children and living on a busy street meant that we were constantly aware of the rate of speed that many cars would reach driving past our house. We began placing Keep Kids Alive signs in our yard to make drivers mindful of their speed and to realize that there might be children playing nearby. We believe they made a difference and are thankful for the work that Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 does to not only bring attention to our driving habits but to support those who have lost loved ones due to careless driving.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The love and dedication of Tom and KKAD25 is amazing. He scarifies so the cause can grow. The work done in the community...when you pass a sign in your neighborhood...that is all Tom's sweat and tears.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met Tom thru my job at a collision center and also being on my neighborhoods hoa board. My neighborhood's goal has been to reduce speeds of vehicles down the streets in which our kids play; our company is trying to reduce needless accidents because of speeding. We use signage along the roads and we go door-to-door handing out literature and encouraging resident participation in the program. I would also like to thank Tom Everson and KKAD25 for their updates and assistance whenever needed. I encourage other companies to get involved to protect our little people. Tom's passion is amazing!

Shelly Reed B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been great working with Tom and Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 on projects in Treynor to help make our streets safer for running, walking and biking. Tom brings a lot of experience to the table with ways to promote safety. He has been paramount in getting our local organization grant funding to make our dreams a reality here.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Tom and KKAD25 have been absolutely incredible to work with on the Treynor project. His passion shines through and he has helped make a difference in our community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The whole community has been very supportive of the Treynor program which included
funding for radar speed indicator signage and yard signs encouraging "Watch your speed"
"Drive 25", etc. In fact public interes t has encouraged our Junior Optimist sponsoring
group to order more signs. Banners and brackets for light poles are being ordered along with the city which is also providing additional banners- ""Eyes up, phone down" and other
similar signs. Tom Evenson has been a tremendous help with this project. This project was
initiated because of the death of a freshman student who was running in our community
to get in shape for wrestling. We are now working on a trail possibility.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We met Tom Everson several years ago at a grief conference and were taken back with his vision and desire to help educate and support families who have lost children too soon. Our youngest son, Brandon died in an auto accident in April 2004. Our lives were changed forever. There isn't a day that goes by that we wonder what he would be doing and where he would be. Initially, we supplied the shirts for the Run to Remember, which is the half marathon on Pike's Peak. This past summer we were able to join other families across the country share in a memorable weekend full of lots of hugs, sharing our kids, and even a few laughs. This is a special group, KKAD25, providing education and support to so many families struggling to survive without a child. We are pleased and proud to support this program! --Brit & Denise McPherson

Jackie R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

On February 25th 2008 we lost our beautiful daughter Erika Joy in a one-vehicle roll-over accident. Tom Everson and family inspire and move communities to be aware and drive safer in neighborhoods, schools and on every street in every community. Their reach is far and wide and the most important work there is. Keeping our children safe. Mighty people with a mighty purpose. Amazing people. Amazing organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

This non-profit has empowered me and honored my story by: creating a safety campaign in my husband's name, connecting me with other families, and helping me become a runner to climb Pike's Peak for my late husband. Tom is passionate, smart, dedicated, and successful in assisting families to Live Forward after loss. He is truly making a difference with his work and I am so happy we met.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Tom Everson runs an amazing non-profit. I met him at the "Towards Zero Deaths" conference in Minnesota in 2008, after my husband was rear-ended and killed in a traffic accident. Not only did Tom provide support and empathy, he asked me for my story and if I would like to be involved in a new campaign targeting tail-gaters. I said yes and he created "It's Not a Race! Create Space!" to honor my husband and me. Over the last two years, he has worked tirelessly to get our new initiative off the ground and onto the back of semi-trucks throughout the country. He always keeps me current with the various organizations and grant requests he submits. We have had some success, and some disappointments. But Tom is always positive and so respectful. When the organizations has its annual run, Tom always writes to me with the news, t-shirts for the event, and how he and his family will keep James' memory with them all the time. Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is a responsive, caring, and hard-working non-profit that I recommend to everyone I know.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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 !

Käj J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

Our organization has worked with Tom Everson and the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 program for nearly six years. Tom has always been a great supporter of our program and us of his. KKAD25 utilizes funds to talk about safe driving not only in Nebraska, but across the entire U.S. We have donated material and funding to both his Live Forward and Run to Remember 5K and witnessed a great impact from both programs in the community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor, Tom has been great to work with. KKAD25 is a great organization to support and our mission aligns with the work that Tom does in Nebraska and across the nation. We feel very proud to partner and support KKAD25!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing is probably the best way to say how our experience has been with KKAD25. Tom and his staff helped to get a lawn sign campaign initiated in our community. It has gone over very well and we have received so many compliments from our residents. Furthermore it has really helped make motorists more people aware of their speed and pay closer attention to their surroundings. This campaign will ultimately help to save lives and make our roads safer for all. Looking forward to continuing our work with KKAD25 in the future. Cant wait for the next community outreach project.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a donor, past board member, and an insurance agent, I can tell you Tom Everson and the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 organization does an awesome job in helping spread the word of encouraging safe driving behaviors. His outreach to communities, neighborhoods, and schools everywhere is a never ending job and he needs everyone's help in spreading the word of changing driving behaviors. I have known Tom for well over 10 years and I continue to support his good cause in many ways. I use information from the KKAD25 website when I meet with new teen drivers to talk about the responsibility of being a safe driver. I encourage all to check out the website and apply what you learn, and please consider supporting this great organization. Keep up the good work Tom!

Doug Geyer, Agent, State Farm Insurance, Omaha, NE

Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported the mission of Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 since its inception in 1998. Throughout the past 17 years I have donated to support both their proactive work with communities to engage drivers in practicing behaviors that keep everyone safe on and around roadways as well as their work through Live Forward! in support of families who's loved ones have died in a traffic incident. KKAD25's steadfast commitment to staying focused on their core mission has been, and continues to be, reason enough to continue my donations. I invite you to join me in adding your support to mine as a donor.

Dave Walter, St. Louis, MO

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 campaign has strengthened the community engagement efforts between the police department and the community. This helped to solve a community problem (speeding) through education and awareness coupled with enforcement. In partnering with the neighborhood association and using the resources at the police department, we successfully launched this campaign to slow traffic down in a section of the city that has been a problem for many years. Tom has been instrumental in providing safety information and assisting with the logistics of the signs/decals. We look forward to using this program for many years to come.