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Kids In Danger

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Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Consumer Protection, Crime & Law, Disaster Aid, Domestic Violence, Safety Education

Mission: Kids In Danger is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.  Our mission is to promote the development of safer children’s products, advocate for children and educate the public, especially parents and caregivers, about dangerous children’s products.  We were founded in 1998 by the parents of Danny Keysar who was killed in a dangerous portable crib.

Geographic areas served: national

Programs: To inform parents and care givers about potentially dangerous children's products that have already been recalled; to identify potentially dangerous products before they reach consumers; to convince manufacturers to design safer products;and to improve the effectiveness of the recall process.

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I used to work as a volunteer and I truly appreciate the work they do. I think that the aim they are fully focused on is amazing.. Child proofing is the first step, but as a parent we need to know more for our kids safety..As a mom to be former volunteer, I have learned a lot. Every parent and grandparent has to follow their hard work..

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a current volunteer working with Kids in Danger,I am excited to be supporting an organization which is run by very passionate people. The team is promoting a noble cause - I wish them all the very best!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a former intern and current volunteer, I truly enjoyed working with Nancy Cowles and the team in order to create safer regulations for children's products. Being a part of this non-profit has helped me become more self-sufficient as well as a team-player. I have learned what it takes to complete projects in a timely, yet successful fashion. I do recommend any student who needs an internship or volunteer placement to give this organization a call!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

KID is a great nonprofit organization that works so hard to improve the safety of children's products in many different ways. I'm so glad of being part of the summer team.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am really impressed by KID's TEST program that gives young engineers at top universities contemporary design challenges that affect children's products and their safety.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Educational and informative, KID is a helpful advocate for parents and grandparents to keep up-to-date on safety info, recalls, and best practices. Super friendly environment too!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern at KID, it's been incredible to see the dedication that each member of the team brings to the table. KID is full of people who truly want to make the world a safer place for kids. Whether it be sharing recall information and safety advice through social media and workshops, or doing more hands-on projects, like testing products for safety, the team at KID works hard to ensure the safety of children, especially where they should feel safest: in their own home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been interning at KID this summer, and I am really impressed by the work and impact of the organization. KID's efforts to ensure child product safety have brought light to an important issue in our consumer driven society and have also become the voice for many. The staff is constantly busy organizing events, reaching out to people through social media, and contacting various companies and policy-makers to further KID's mission. I am excited to continue interning at KID for the rest of the summer as I learn more about the non-profit world!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern at KID, I've found the staff and office camaraderie to be super welcoming. Being able to work on various projects for KID showed me how dedicated the nonprofit is to advocating for the development of safer children's products, and to interacting with legislation and legislators on that front. All social media is constantly updated for recalls (such as the IKEA recall), and prevention material is always being put out there to educate the public. I would highly urge others to support KID--it's a wonderful organization with a highly important mission.

1 Young-Ji C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the chance to intern with KID this summer and so far, I can say I've learned so much about the nonprofit world and what it takes to sustain an organization. Even though the organization's staff size is small, they are doing incredibly big things and doing many important things to keep children safe. Everyone involved with this organization is involved because they deeply care about the cause! I believe Kids In Danger can change the way the general consumer public looks at children's product safety and I wish them only the best in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started working with KID (Kids In Danger) this past April (2015). I absolutely love it! The ladies (Nancy, Laura & Karen) are so awesome. They are not only well versed in their respective areas of the organization, but they genuinely enjoy what they do and believe in the message KID embodies. I really love the energy of the office and how everyone is there to help, encourage and guide. I truly appreciate all of the kindness and appreciation the ladies have shown me. They make me feel that I am just as much as a vital team member (not just a volunteer) as anyone else, which further fuels my desire to be more involved. Because of KID, the work they do and the ladies, I have decided to get into nonprofit as a career!

Thanks for all that you do!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started working with Kids in danger recently and I respect the work they are doing for improving children's product safety and educating the people about the products. Laura Nikolovska and Laura Ford are amazing people to work with and they are really flexible. I am happy to support them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

During my volunteer job at KID, I can see that KID is a very well-managed organization. They are working hard for children's product safety, no matter through educating parents via several ways or fundraising. Also, the staffs are so nice to work with that I really enjoy working at KID. I am glad to support such a wonderful organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keyser are two of the strongest people I have ever met. With true compassion, they have taken their personal tragedy and created an agency to prevent another family from enduring their pain. Kids in Danger works to improve the safety of children's products and educate people about product recalls. The small staff works tirelessly to spread life saving information. KID truly cares about the greater good. I'm proud to work with them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with KIDS IN DANGER a little over a year ago. This group of dynamic volunteers and small staff work tirelessly to improve product safety for all of our children, grandchildren, friend's children, etc. I am honored to work with a group that does so much on a minimal budget. Bravo and a million thanks for safeguarding our most precious little ones!!!!! Ellen Weller

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I offer my services to Kids in Danger at a reduced rate because I respect them and believe in the work they are doing. They work hard for very important issues of safety for children's products. I have worked directly with several staff members and every one of them is smart, efficient and dedicated. They are a pleasure to work with and I applaud the good work they are doing. Their work makes a difference in the lives of many- past, present and future!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked at KID over the summer for 10 weeks through the University of Chicago. I definitely value what I learned there, and it helped me understand more about the nonprofit world, the world of recalls and product safety, and the kind of job I would like to pursue. The staff does so much, gives 110% every day! :)

Jasmine13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with KID because I love co-founder Linda Ginzel, my inspirational mentor, and because of the necessary work that KID does. Executive Director Nancy Kowles is fantastic, so easy to work with, and runs a tight ship. The entire team makes KID an effective organization. When you donate your time and money, you know it will really go towards making a difference. In an ideal world, there wouldn't be a need for such an organization, but until then, there's KID. In short, KID is great people and great cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had an absolutely wonderful time working at Kids In Danger. Kids In Danger is a unique organization--it addresses an issue (child product safety) that many people are simply not aware about and it does so in innovative ways. KID combines working with law makers, research on child products, providing information to parents and caregivers, and more, as it improves child product safety across the country.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a volunteer at KID has been an enlightening experience. Before this I wasn't aware of the deaths and grievous injuries caused by cribs and harmless looking children's products that we don't think twice about purchasing to make our kids comfortable and happy. These 'harmless' products have become unsuspecting death traps. The unfortunate parents have little or no information on purchase of cribs which have been recalled or lifted from the market place but still continue to be sold. The role of KID is crucial here. Spreading awareness by campaigning for stringent safety standards, outreach and educational programs, KID helps save children's lives everyday. A child is the most precious and vulnerable member of society. Its our duty to protect them. That's the reason I feel responsible and so privileged to support KID in their mission.

Review from Guidestar