Nikhil Badlani, an 11-year-old boy, was killed by a driver who ran a STOP sign.
We promised him that he would not be yet another statistic.
Help us keep our promise.
12th ANNUAL STOP FOR NIKHIL
SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 PHOTOS
“NIKHIL’S WAY” UNVEILED IN SOUTH ORANGE
JUNE 11, 2021
What We Do
What We Have Done
Invested over $190K to educate drivers, impacting 8,500+ students across 30 schools. Created 32 Traffic Safety Murals and donated 150 reflector strips to police departments.
Music For Nikhil
NBF has provided music lessons to more than 140 children, over 2,800 in instructional hours. Each year the lessons culminate with the "Musical Celebration and Tribute to Nikhil" performance.
Honoring Nikhil's love for academia, NBF has awarded over $226K in academic scholarships to over 145 students in NJ.
Our goal is to keep roads safe. We do so by having all drivers, especially new drivers take the STOP For Nikhil Safety Pledge. Over 10,000 people have pledged to drive safe.
What People Say ?
The mural project that Roxbury High School completed through the Nikhil Badlani Foundation was fantastic. It showed students how to collaborate and share ideas about safe driving and the distractions that can cause driving to become harmful. The experience was amazing and Mrs. Badlani and Mrs. Klein were great in organizing and showcasing the event.
Matt Alvine, Sophomore Student, Roxbury High School
The Music for Nikhil Program is bringing the individual level of musicianship to a higher level, which elevates the entire program at WOHS. The skill level of the students participating in MFN is markedly different. They are technically better players, better musicians, and more motivated in all musical areas. The MFN program provides an opportunity to many of the students that would have zero access to private musical instruction because of financial and/or logistical concerns. The impact of the program on the students has been Life changing!
Lew Kelly, West Orange High School, Band Director
Your music program provided my daughter with individual instruction with a very good teacher. He worked with her before her college auditions to get her ready for the process. Kylie is attending William Patterson University in the fall to pursue a degree in music education. The year of lessons you provided for her was invaluable and something I was not able to provide. Thank you again for all you have given to her this year.
Julie Wiegel, Kylie Wiegels’ mom
Thank you for everything Mrs. Badlani. It is because of you that I will be able to do things I would have never dreamed of.
Paulo Rojas, 8th Grade, Saxophone Player
I thought the program was beneficial and helped me become a better musician. We worked on tone, quality and pitch and overall musicality. The learning environment was geared to my needs and helped me prepare for college.
Kylie Wiegel, Senior at WOHS, Flute player
Meet Our Volunteers
Nikhil was my neighbor and my dear friend. Volunteering for NBF is important to me because I can honor Nikhil memory and his family, while helping to create awareness regarding the dangers of distracted driving. It’s about educating the masses to help save lives.
Roz Moskovitz Bielski
My father Irving Moskovitz was killed while crossing the road in WO. For years I thought it was an “accident“ but I have since learned that traffic violence is preventable. While, the Badlanis and I have bonded over a tragedy I feel fortunate to work alongside this foundation to save lives.
I assist NBF with photography work to honor Nikhil, and my brother Frank who died in a car crash. I support the foundation’s essential work of saving lives out of love and respect for Nikhil and the Badlani family, who have been my close friends for many years.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to volunteer with NBF and feel drawn to their mission. I continue to honor Nikhil’s memory through educating fellow students about traffic safety and supporting the effort of providing music lessons and educational opportunities to students.
Press and Media
West Orange creates street mural to slow down traffic
Essex News Daily By Editor on May 9, 2022 WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, April 30, the
STOP for Nikhil exceeds $50,000 fundraising goal
Essex News Daily By Amanda Valentovic on September 26, 2021 WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thirteen-year-old Ronan Carter
Congress Introduces Resolution to Reach Zero Traffic Deaths by 2050
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 28, 2021 CONTACT Sangeeta Badlani, Families for Safe Streets New