All parents face the challenge of transporting their child to school, sports practice and other various activities. Parents constantly balance their personal and professional responsibilities in order to provide the most for their family. Often, parents have to juggle the responsibilities and schedules of multiple children! That’s where GoKart comes in- we help parents with one of the most time-consuming and challenging parts of the daily routine- transportation!
GoKart alleviates the challenge parents’ face when trying to manager their child’s schedule with their own by providing a safe and reliable option for their child’s transportation. We do so by providing a platform that exceeds the most compelling safety concerns and with a hands-on management team to oversee every drive. Using our iOS platform, parents are able to receive notifications and texts when their ride has been claimed by a driver, when their driver arrives and when their child has safely reached their destination, so that parents can know where their child is at all times.
Today, parents utilize a variety of means to transport our children. We use the district bus, neighbors, friends and family, baby-sitters and nannies. Inherent in all of those is some sense of trust. GoKart takes that trust a step further. Our drivers all have previous child-care experience, 7 year federal background checked (which includes the national sex registry), drug screened, reference checked and most importantly interviewed in person and hand selected by the senior GoKart team.
The team at GoKart cares very deeply about kids safety, as well as keeping kids involved in sports and activities. We are here to help other parents and caregivers who juggle the modern challenges of a work/life balance.
Our cutting-edge iOS allows parents to book with the click of a button! The app is specifically designed to be easy to use, safe and reliable. Parents can create an account and save their passenger info, favorite locations and preferred payment to make booking simple! We also handle website orders, in which we hand-pick a driver for your child’s next scheduled drive.
Scheduling a ride for your child is easy! Simply download the 'GoKart Kids' app to get started. From there, select who will be riding, when are where they need to picked up and dropped off. Parents can leave their driver a message for special instruction. Want to schedule the same ride for another day? No problem! You can “book again” after a ride has happened to select the same drive for another day.
Our tech team specializes in protecting client information. No client information is shared, traded or used for any other purpose than for us to serve you. We also have a confidentiality agreement for employees.
Paying for your child’s ride is simple! A parent can easily add or remove payment options. At checkout, the parent selects which payment method they would like to pay with. A confirmation is sent and the payment will be reflected in your ride history.
We want parents to know when and where their child is at all times. Parents receive a push notification and text when a driver has claimed a requested ride. The notification includes the driver’s name and photo. Parents also receive a push notification and text to their phone when the driver has arrived at pick up and safely reached your child’s destination. In the iOS app, parents can track the entire ride in real time.
GoKart’s drivers love kids! In order to become a driver, the interview process clearly must reveal that they are passionate about kids and kids safety. Most drivers are mother’s themselves and understand that safety is our #1 priority.
Stacy is passionate about kids safety and them staying in the activities they love. She has driven her own 3 kids for almost 15 years. Having elementary, middle school and high school aged kids has helped her understand the strains of parent’s work schedule and getting kids to where they need to go. So far the kids Stacy has driven have said that she is “Nice” and “Cool” which is a big compliment coming from teenagers. Stacy is the proud new parent of a Golden Retriever puppy named Harper and a diehard Steelers fan.
Hi! My name is Merry and I am a mother of 5 grown children. I love driving for GoKart and I also work part time at Marshalls. My experience, other than 5 children, is driving kids to and from school and sports for the past 7 years for families in the area.
I moved to Holly Springs 6 years ago after enjoying many years of working on the administrative side of in an independent school in San Francisco Bay Area. Coordinating trips and handling students schedules is nothing new to me! And, as a single parent when my own two children were teenagers, I understand the juggling act and the emotions of coordinating rides between school to dance, ice hockey, golf and home. I look forward to providing a safe drive for your children as they pursue their extracurricular activities.
Hello! My name is Susan, and I am the mother of five wonderful people, ages 20 to 40 years old! I relocated to North Carolina almost six years ago from south Florida, but I’ve lived most of my life in Maryland, raising my kids for 31 years there, eight of those years as a single parent. I worked for six years on staff of a very busy health club Kids’ Place, supervising, caring for and playing with children ages 6 months to 12 years old. I also provided daycare in my home for several toddlers over the years, including two of my six grandchildren. I have a BS in marketing, which I earned while expecting my fifth child back in 1996. My life has always been centered around children, and their safety and wellbeing come first at all times. I recognize a need for safe transportation and supervision for children and I will take good care of yours, from door to door!
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Customer since January, 2016
“When our daughter was told she would have to attend summer school unexpectedly, I immediately went into panic mode. Trying to figure out how I would get her back and forth to school everyday was going to be a challenge, especially since my husband and I both work a full time job and my daughter was not driving yet. Then I remembered that my youngest daughter had a friend who’s mom was starting an uber business for kids. I sent her (Stacy) an email right away to see if she would be available and she responded immediately. I gave her drop off and pick up dates and times and was able to arrange all the services very easily. Stacy is delightful to work with and she is accommodating, reasonable, dependable, trustworthy and has been a God send to our family. I’m not sure what we would have done without her. I wasn’t sure how my daughter would respond to someone else driving her around but she has definitely taken to Ms. Stacy and she feels comfortable and safe with her. I would highly recommend GoKart’s services to anyone and I plan to continue to use them again in the future. Stacy gets a 5 star rating from me!”
Customer since January, 2016
“My experience with Stacy and GoKart has been nothing but positive! As a working mom, I’m always stressing about how to transport my kids to events/school when I’m suppose to be at work. GoKart has been so reliable, even with short notice! My kids tell me Stacy is “so nice” and “she’s cool”, which makes me even happier, and puts my mind at ease that they are in good hands. My daughter has always wanted to join an athletic team, but because I’m stuck at work I’m unable to pick her up from practice. Now, we have the solution! I highly recommend GoKart to working parents and busy kids!”