“Take 25” on National Missing Children’s Day May 25, 2012
Lapeer District Library Partners With The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department and The Child Advocacy Center For “Take 25” on National Missing Children’s Day May 25, 2012, 3-5p.m.
May 25, 2012
from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
|Where||Marguerite deAngeli Branch Library|
|Contact Name||Laura Fromwiller|
|Contact Phone||810 664-6971|
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The Marguerite deAngeli Branch of the Lapeer District Library (921 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer) in partnership with the Lapeer County Sherriff’s office and the Child Advocacy Center will provide important information for parents, guardians and grandparents on National Missing Children’s Day, Friday, May 25, 2012 between 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Every year, nearly 800,000 children are reported missing to law enforcement. While the vast majority of these children are recovered quickly, there are many who never return home, or return injured and emotionally scarred. To ensure missing children remain in the hearts and minds of the public, in 1983 President Ronald Reagan declared May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day. This day serves as a time to renew efforts to reunite missing children with their families, remember those who are still missing, and make child safety a national priority.
To commemorate this day, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children launched Take 25, a national campaign encouraging parents, guardians and others to take 25 minutes out of their day to talk to children about safety. With a focus on prevention, Take 25 has provided the library with free safety resources for our community. These resources, available in English and Spanish, include conversation starters for adults, emergency contact sheets and safety rules to share with your children. The Lapeer County Sherriff’s office will also be distributing free fingerprint kits.
Please stop by the Marguerite deAngeli Library between 3:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. to pick up this potentially lifesaving information. The Child Advocacy Center and the Lapeer County Sherriff’s Department will also be available for questions and additional tips for keeping our children safe.
Since Take 25’s inception, thousands of child safety events have taken place in nearly 4,000 cities throughout the United States and abroad. During which, these communities, like Lapeer, have come together to help families better protect their children.
No registration is required for this informational program. Please call (810)664-6971 for more information.