Keep Kids Alive Drive 25
Rating: 4.92 stars 99 reviews
Nonprofit Issues (NTEE):
Automotive Safety, Crime Prevention
12418 C St Omaha NE 68144 USA
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.
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.
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.
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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2 people 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
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.
2 people found this review helpful
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
2 people found this review helpful
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!