America’s Missing Children Fund helps the Search for Lost Kids
January 14th, 2013 by Brian Maiorana
Two thousand children are reported missing in the U.S. every day. While most of them are back home within 24 hours, some are not. These are America’s lost kids. America’s Missing Children Fund is dedicated to helping find them. In our quest to find the most effective charities to support, we came across one of the country’s oldest and most respected organizations in its field, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
On June 13, 1984, The Center was opened by President Ronald Reagan in a White House Ceremony. Since then, the center’s hotline (1-800-The-Lost) has become one of the greatest assets for finding missing children, and its work is officially sanctioned by 19 Federal Congressional mandates.
As of 2009, The Center had assisted law enforcement in finding over 172,000 thousand missing children, its CyberTipline had received over 1.3 million tips alleging sexual abuse against children, and trained nearly 300,000 police and prosecutors.
In 1984 law enforcement had tools for tracking stolen cars, missing racehorses, and illegal guns, but not for finding missing children. Since the creation of The Center for Missing and Exploited Children 29 years ago, law enforcement is better trained, and responds more swiftly and effectively to reports of missing and exploited kids in America.
Good Charity, Inc., America’s Missing Children Fund and director Brian Maiorana are proud to support The Center for Missing and Exploited Children in their mission to protect this nation’s children against predators and to re-unite missing kids with their families.