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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 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.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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

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!

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!

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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

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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.

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Tom_KKAD25 09/16/2013

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Tom_KKAD25 09/12/2013

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Tom_KKAD25 09/12/2013

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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)

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our children and grandchildren are the most precious gifts we'll ever receive. And, with these gifts comes the tremendous responsibility of keeping them safe. Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is an on-going campaign through-out the United States to continually reemphasize that safety on the streets is within our hands. Make sure that everyone in your household knows the city speed limit is 25, and to drive faster is to put someone's life in jeopardy. Also, order a KKAD25 sign to put in your yard to remind others that we all need to keep our speed limited!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

It never hurts to remind the driving public that operating a motor vehicle is a major responsibility; Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 does an amazing job keeping that reminder in the forefront with promotions, lectures, yard signs and even bumper stickers. What a precious commodity, our kids, lets stay alert, drive safe and support KKAD25.

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Michele B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a mother and teacher. I have organized my effort to make our streets safer for walking and bicycling -- things our children do every day. The Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Campaign is a key component of my own nonprofit work. I am grateful to Tom Everson and the work of KKAD25 program for addressing a critical area of improved transporation across the US.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am an insurance agent in Colorado Springs, CO. I give the yard signs to my clients and ask them to post them in their yards. It's a great way to help get the word out in the community that we want our streets to be safe. I've experienced far too many senseless deaths and inuries in my 20 year career. Tom is a wonderful resource as well. Oh, and I have run the Run to Remember every year up Pikes Peak. That is also a blast.

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