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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 22 2019 3:30 PM UTC +00:00
$6,031
pledged of $64,000pledged of $64,000 goal
127
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 22 2019 3:30 PM UTC +00:00

About

We’re not done raising money just yet…If you’d like to learn more about Kiddie Commute and how to get involved, head to www.kiddiecommute.com

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Kiddie Commute is a cost-effective transportation company that serves busy working parents in transporting their most precious assets, their children.

Our mission is to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation for children. 

And, this is Our Story...

I was a thirty-six-year-old nontraditional college student, working 9-5 woman and a mother of three. Instead of feverishly taking notes in my capstone communication class, I was staring at my phone with fear and worry plastered on my face. 

This was because my children were being transported home from school using Uber or Lyft. I was a nervous wreck as I watched my most precious assets being transported by random drivers daily. 

Adding to this anxiety, some drivers would show and cancel the pickup once they realized they were transporting minors. 

After researching, I realized that traditional rideshare companies are not legally allowed to transport minors

Thus, Kiddie Commute was born.

Kiddie Commute provides a comprehensive solution that allows parents, caregivers, and schools peace of mind by providing affordable, timely, and convenient service. Ensuring safe and reliable transportation to and from school, and to extra-curricular activities. We are the new school bus!  

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The pressure of being a working parent is tough. Having to juggle work and school drop-offs  or pickups is nerve wracking. Adding to this, parents face changes to work schedules, rush-hour traffic and a lack of trusted, reliable options. 

Furthermore, the rising cost of fuel is forcing school districts across the country to cut school bus transportation and cut thousands of jobs

And those that still offer transportation are limiting it to families who live more than 3 miles away from the school. This leaves thousands of families without any viable option. 

Here at Kiddie Commute we have three goals:

  • To provide safe, reliable and convenient transport
  • To empower women and parents by creating jobs
  • To impact social change through our partnership with government organizations, non-profits, and extracurricular service providers to provide our services to families that are from a lower socio-economic status. 

How Kiddie Commute Works

Kiddie Commute offers its services through mobile app where parents and caregivers can book on-demand rides as well as make reservations and subscriptions for future rides. We provide safe transportation by requiring live-scan and Trust-line background clearance of all drivers.

Our unique value proposition is that we have a 5-step clearing process ensuring that we have the top of the line contractors. Adding to that, our subscription model allows parents and caregivers the peace of mind that they have a safe & reliable source of transport.

Why Are We Raising Money?

So we can invest it back into the app so parents and caregivers, people like you, have access to safe, reliable and the most trustworthy rideshare service for their kiddos--peace of mind for everyone.

We plan to:

  • Develop a user-friendly app to optimize routes and lower ride costs (the more affordable for you, the better!)
  • Partner with more after-school service providers like clubs, camps and learning programs
  • Increase the number of drivers so we can fulfill more rides for our Kiddie Commuters
  • Grow nationally and provide safe rides to all kids around the United States

See Kiddie Commute in the News

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Risks and challenges

We didn't start Kiddie Commute like most startups do. We didn't receive funding first. Instead, we wanted to test the product in the market and run everything manually so that we can be 100% positive this is what parents and caregivers were looking for.

We've received so much positive feedback and interest that we physically can't accommodate all of the kids looking for safe and reliable transportation. With the money raised from you, we'll be able to streamline the process, hire more drivers and provide more rides to those who need it.

However, we understand and acknowledge that no project comes without risks and challenges. Despite our planning, there are circumstances that may be out of our control. If we are met with these, we promise to communicate with full transparency to you, as we have been doing so far. You're are most powerful supporter and we wouldn't be where we are without you.

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Support

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    Team Players

    We really appreciate your support of Kiddie Commute.

    Includes:
    • Special thank you card written from a Kiddie Commuter
    • Special thank you on social media
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    Protectors

    We know that it's difficult to trust anyone with the safety of your children. If you’re like me, you want to try the service before committing. Here’s your chance. In exchange for your early support you will receive: 1-week subscription (7 trips)

    *Please note: Years are based on a school calendar and not traditional year calendars.

    Includes:
    • Early access to the platform
    • Register unlimited children profiles
    • 1-year membership to the platform
    • 1-week subscription (redeemable for up to 7 trips)
    • Special thank you card written from a Kiddie Commuter
    • Kiddie Commute Safety Ambassador Badge
    • Wall of Fame as an early contributor
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    Supporters

    We don’t take your support lightly. We appreciate you partnering with us to ensure that this service is available nationwide and because of this you will receive: 2-week subscription (14 trips)

    *Please note: Years are based on a school calendar and not traditional year calendars.

    Includes:
    • Early access to the platform
    • Register unlimited children profiles
    • 1-year membership to the platform
    • 2-week subscription (redeemable for up to 14 trips)
    • Special thank you card written from a Kiddie Commuter
    • Kiddie Commute Safety Ambassador Badge
    • Wall of Fame as an early contributor
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    Kiddie Commuters

    Already juggling schedules and trekking back and forth? We know your plight! Let our app help sort through your scheduling woes. As gratitude for your continued support and to help ease the stress of your scheduling please accept this reward: 40 trips subscription

    *Please note: Years are based on a school calendar and not traditional year calendars.

    Includes:
    • Early access to the platform
    • Register unlimited children profiles
    • 1-year membership to the platform
    • 30-day subscription (redeemable for up to 40 trips)
    • Special thank you card written from a Kiddie Commuter
    • Kiddie Commute Safety Ambassador Badge
    • Wall of Fame as an early contributor
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Funding period

- (30 days)