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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Help Us, Help Missing Children

As a registered 501(c)(3), Child Quest International (CQI) has been dedicated to reuniting loved ones for the past 22 years. In that time, we have helped thousands of families in the location and recovery of their missing children. This year alone, we have been directly responsible for the safe recovery of 27 children.

Through our services, advocacy, and compassion, we have been a beacon of hope for many families who would otherwise have no place to turn to for help. We have helped thousands more across the USA and abroad through our safety education programs and resources that teach children how to protect themselves in dangerous situations such as a potential abduction or sexual abuse.

As any noble nonprofit does, we constantly do everything in our power to keep our overhead down and reinvest our limited funding resources back into our programs and services. But funding is forever a monkey on our back as a small grassroots agency. We are proud to never charge a fee nor ask for contributions from the families we help and the law enforcement agencies we assist in the horrific event that a child does go missing. We are here to help them, and not vice versa.

Sadly, working with a shoe-string budget, we are facing financial hardship. Because of our financial difficulty, these families we help everyday, many without ever meeting face to face, are in jeopardy of losing our services and expertise. We will continue to advocate for missing children and child protection, and continue to help families be reunited with their loved ones until the electric company turns off our porch light. But we don't want it to come to that. So we are reaching out to you. We need help from you. We are now on the side of needing help from those we have not met face to face.

If you can find it in your heart and in your wallets to make a tax deductible contribution to CQI, you will not just be helping CQI, you will be helping missing children and their loved ones as well. All contributions will fund our ongoing operations and services.

Safe and secure contributions can be made through our website. You can also contribute through our vehicle donation program. You will be provide with the proper charitable giving receipt for your tax deductible donation. Thank you for keeping hope alive!

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