Thursday, November 1, 2012

Keeping Kids Alive in 2013

 It's About Kids! It's About Safety! It's About Caring! It's About Time!®

Dear Friends,

Thank you for being a part of the mission of Keep Kids Alive Drive 25.

As 2012 winds down, are you in a position to donate $25.00, or more/less, to support the mission of Keep Kids Alive Drive 25?

If so, why should you make your tax-deductible donation now?

In addition to what others have to say about our mission at KKAD25 Review or Testimonials, the best reasons I know is to tell you what Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® has been able to do on a budget of $60,000 in the past year. Here goes!

  • Year-to-date we have supported development or expansion of educational campaigns in 81 communities representing 30 states.

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Kick-off in Maplewood, NJ
  • Support the families of 64 loved ones who have died in traffic incidents through our 6th Run to Remember as part of the Pikes Peak Ascent Trail Race. Here's a photo of Russ Lloyd, Shannon's dad. Shannon died in 2001 at age 7. Russ decided to join our Run to Remember team in commemoration of 2012 as the year Shannon would have graduated high school. To say we were inspired is an understatement. 
  • Our first ever Keep Kids Alive 5K Run/Walk to Remember in Omaha, NE. Here's a photo from that run - the last two finisher's, Kimberly Remmereid, mother of Kylie who died in a late 2011 crash, walking side-by-side with Sam, one of Kylie's best friends who survived the same crash, but lost the use of her right arm. Another incredibly inspirational moment.
  • Set the platform for implementation of 5 regional pilot projects funded through GEICO Philanthropic Fund to seed "America's Trash Talks to Keep Kids Alive" in neighborhoods throughout the U.S. In addition AAA Nebraska joined us in this campaign by distributing decals through all their local offices.   

America's Trash Talks in Joliet, IL
  • Implementation of "It's Not A Race! Create Space®" in cooperation with Nebraska-based freight carriers. Here's a photo from FCC Trucking.

  • Made numerous neighborhood, school, and civic organization presentations to educate and engage citizens in our mission throughout the U.S.

Our mission continues to be two-fold:

1) To serve communities in creating comprehensive traffic safety education campaigns that engage residents as front-line solutions to the problems we create - speeding, stop-sign running, etc. (First and foremost our goal is to help reduce the 90+ loved ones - on average - who die each day on America's roadways)

2) To serve and support families who experience the death of a loved one due to a traffic incident.

We continue to work with and through existing organizations to move our mission forward. This includes local law enforcement, public works, city government, schools, neighborhood/homeowners associations, businesses of all kinds, and civic organizations. Our all volunteer board of directors is instrumental in providing guidance and direction in carrying through our efforts.

August marked the 14th anniversary of the inception of Keep Kids Alive Drive 25. In that time the campaign has served citizens in over 1,400 U.S. communities representing 49 states. In addition, communities in three Canadian Provinces, the Bahamas, and Australia have all implemented campaigns. Hundreds of thousands have been reached through our educational efforts, which include:



We are proud of what we have accomplished on a limited budget, but we know much needs to be done in order to reach a "tipping point" wherein Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® traffic safety education messages are recognized and embraced in every community in the U.S.

I invite you to help us to continue to grow our mission by making a year-end tax deductible donation of $25.00 (or more if you are in a position to do so). You can make your donation on-line at KKAD25 Donate or send a check to:

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25
12418 C Street
Omaha, NE 68144

If you are open to becoming a monthly donor, two options are open.

1. Donate on-line through KKAD25 Network for Good
2. Via a monthly draft through your checking account. You can set this up through your bank.

I welcome the opportunity to speak with you directly about any questions or opportunities you see for 2013. In the meantime, know that your generous giving does indeed keep kids living.

Safe travels always,
Tom Everson
Executive Director & Founder
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® - A Non-Profit "For Action" Organization 501(c)(3)
12418 C Street
Omaha, NE 68144
402-334-1391 Office 

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