PADD® IS A 501 (C) (3) NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT CHARITY
Your donations are greatly appreciated so that we may continue to donate our "Stay Alive Don't Text And Drive" signs to schools and towns along with continuing to educate the community to the dangers distracted driving causes through public appearances at schools, churches, town meetings etc.
To donate please click on "Help Supprt Our Work" on the right side of all of our pages. We appreciate any donation, $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 or more as every donation will ensure that no school or town has to "pay" to save a life through education and awareness.
Checks can be made payable to PADD
and mailed to
PO Box 1114 Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
PADD® Thanks you for your continued support!
Less than two years after 18 year old rising star, Nikki Kellenyi, lost her life in car crash caused by a distracted driver, Nikki’s Law was signed into law in New Jersey by New Jersey Governor Christie on August 14, 2013. The law requires the New Jersey transportation department to erect signs on state roadways warning of the dangers of distracted driving and reminding drivers that texting while driving carries stiff criminal penalties in New Jersey. Nikki’s father, Michael Kellenyi, and Lindsey Giannini, Miss Atlantic County are co-founders of People Against Distracted Driving (www.padd.org). Mike and Lindsey initiated the legislation and it was passed unanimously by the New Jersey legislature and unanimously before the New Jersey Senate before being signed by the governor.
WALK With PADD PARTNERS
Motorsports spreads PADDS Message worldwide
Thunderbolt Raceway in Millville NJ leads the way in the racing world to spread PADD's message
Queen Motorsports carried PADD® in '13 and continues in '14
Jake Griffin Racing enters it second year with PADD®
Hulmes Racing enters its second year with PADD® at bridgeport NJ
Iracing and it's members honor Nikki one week after distracted driving took her life. A connection was made.
PADD Racing in the virtual world continues daily.
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PADD is a proud member of:PADD is proud to be a partner with the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey(BIANJ). To learn more about what our mission together is visit GET INVOLVED. To learn more about what the NJBIA mission is please visit:
Take the Pledge-Save Your Life and Another!
Autism New Jersey, Special Olympics New Jersey, Make-A-Wish New Jersey, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, National Multiple Sclerosis Society New Jersey Metro Chapter.
Up to $50,000 will be donated and split evenly between these fine charities. PADD would like to thank NJM for their generous donation and PADD was honored to host and participate in NJM centenial celebration in part with the U-GOT-BRAINS Champion Schools celebration Sponsored by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey.
Nikki's Foundation - People Against Distracted Driving is a non-profit organization. All donations go towards our ongoing efforts to end distracted driving.
Currently, we are donating "Stay Alive Don't Text and Drive" signs to schools and towns installing them along significant roadsides, billboards, businesses and in school exits, park exits and anywhere that they will impact motorists.
In addition, we are working to spread the awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, providing support for the families affected by such tragedies, and passing new laws to educate motorists, for stricter enforcement and punishment of distracted-driving-related offenses and working with schools to educate children of this new epidemic.
We appreciate any amount of contribution you can make. Your aid is invaluable and helps to keep the movement running!
We are excited to join forces with Drive Safer to help educate their students on the dangers of driving distracted. Drive Safer, based out of Mahway New Jersey is a team of certified high performance driving experts, who teach you fun and exciting way to learn the skills needed to control your car, not just operate your car. Drive Safer offers you the keys to skillfully gain the control behind the wheel that will keep you from becoming another fatal driving statistic. In addition now PADD® members will engage with both the students and the parents as they prepare to take their personal vehicles out on the track, explaining to them about real life results of driving distracted and ways to prevent driving distracted.
PADD®'s president Mike Kellenyi, was most impressed that Drive Safer was created by parents who recognize a need, to pick up where traditional drivers education programs end. "Their programs expose your teenager to the experiences that they will face when they get behind the wheel to drive on the road, you don't learn that by parallel parking with your parents.Read more...
PADD® Announces New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group as The 2014 "Walk With PADD®" Premier Sponsor
The Nikki Kellenyi Foundation, PADD® is proud to announce that New Jersey Manufactures Insurance Group (NJM)will be our Premier Sponsor for our first annual "Walk With PADD®" to be held on April 12th at Campbell Field, home of the Camden Riversharks. Significant to the date is the month of April is "Nation Distracted Driving Awareness Month" and more importantly, the second Saturday of every April is Nikki Kellenyi's anniversary of her "death by distraction".Read more...
Venturini Motorsports Teams with Nikki’s Foundation-PADD® to Cast Awareness on Distracted Driving Epidemic
We are pleased and excited to announce our partnership with Venturini Motorsports (VMS) to help us raise awareness for drivers of all ages on the dangers of distracted driving, not only with the commonly associated text messaging behind the wheel but with all the various kinds of distractions. VMS has been fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, and is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. With multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports.Read more...
PADD® has a new partner in the fight to end distracted driving. On Thursday, January 30th the Aura Girl Scout Brownie group #62392 invited PADD® to speak at there monthly meeting. PADD® trustee and co-founder Lindsey Gianinni, also the current Miss Columbus Day spoke to the group of 6th grade Brownies about the dangers of distracted driving and the efforts we are doing to end this epidemic. The Brownie group is determined to help as they see their parents texting while driving all of the time.Read more...
Teen Safe Driving Solutions and PADD® will be working together to help eliminate distracted driving. We are proud to be partners with TSD as their mission mirrors ours, education is the key to ending death by distraction. Please take a look under the FACTS to learn more about Teen Safe Driving Solutions and their schedule of events.Read more...
Please join us for our first Annual Walk With PADD!
Walk With PADD is unified walk with people of all ages to show the world we need to end distracted driving. Walk With PADD will become the signature walk for states around the country to participate together during April, which is Distracted Driving Month.Read more...
People Against Distracted Driving is taking it's fight against distracted driving around the world!Read more...
It was unlike any other day on that fateful Saturday of April 15th, 2012.Read more...
New Jersey Motorsports Park announces it will team with The Nikki Kellenyi Foundation-People Against Distracted Driving. This is the first partnership of its kind where an internationally known racetrack has decided to help a charity spread its message against distracted driving. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Motorsports enthusiasts will become aware of the dangers, laws and results of distracted driving.Read more...