Kid One Transporthttp://www.kidone.org
For Kid One, the mission is simple: transport children and expectant mothers to necessary health care services. Since 1997, Kid One has been fulfilling this mission as the only 501 (c) (3) nonprofit of its kind in the state of Alabama and one of only a handful of nonprofit transportation providers targeting children in the U.S. We are an organization committed to removing transportation as a barrier to quality health care throughout the state of Alabama. From our drivers to our fundraisers, we work daily to ensure that the most vulnerable and needy among us are not abandoned due to their circumstances. Most of us take transportation for granted. We enjoy the luxury of our personal vehicles and never have to concern ourselves with whether or not we can travel from one place to the next. For most of us, transportation is a given. However, in every community throughout this state, children and families are suffering due to a lack of safe, reliable transportation. Children in rural areas do not have mass transit as a resource. In many cases, even families in rural areas that possess a vehicle cannot make long distance trips to specialized care offered only in Birmingham or Mobile; their vehicles are simply not reliable. Similarly, families living in and around major cities such as Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile cannot access much needed health care services for their children due to the unreliability and limited reach of mass transit systems. For all of these families, Kid One is the bridge across this transportation gap. Ultimately, we seek to expand into every county within the state of Alabama. While there is much work to be done to reach this goal, we are confident that it can and must be done for the sake of our state’s children.