ANAHEIM, Calif., May 12, 2016 — May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day, an annual observation that highlights the problems of child abduction and honors organizations and individuals who work to protect our nation’s children.
To recognize this national day, Mobile Edge, a leader in the design and manufacture of laptop carrying cases, messenger bags, backpacks and more, will donate 10% of their sales of their National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) Caring Case Collection, to help raise awareness and prevent child abduction.
“It may sound cliché, but children do represent our future. How we raise and protect our children says a lot about us as people,” says Mobile Edge President and CEO G. David Cartwright. “That’s why Mobile Edge is proud to support the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® each year to help prevent child abduction and exploitation, as well as reunite missing children with their families.”
According to NCMEC, more than 450,000 children are reported missing each year in this country, with an additional 6.6 million reported as abused or exploited.
What can caregivers do to keep children safe?
According the NCMEC, one way caregivers can keep children safe is through communication. Their “Take 25 Initiative,” encourages parents, guardians, and educators to take 25 minutes to talk to children about safety. They stress getting involved in a child’s life, online and off, as well as monitoring the child’s whereabouts and internet usage. Having an up-to-date, quality photograph and descriptive information about the child is critical for law enforcement.
A Child ID Kit, prepared by the NCMEC, is available for download at Mobile Edge’s website. It’s an easy way to pull together descriptions of your child’s identifying features, medical information and photographs.
Each year, Mobile Edge donates 10% of the retail price of purchases from its NCMEC® Caring Case Collection directly to the NCMEC. The organization’s co-founder host of “America’s Most Wanted” John Walsh, whose own child was abducted and murdered, maintains that “One missing child is one too many.” Take a moment this May 25 to pause and honor our Nation’s missing and exploiting children, and then join Mobile Edge and NCMEC in helping to keep hope alive for countless children and families.
About Mobile Edge
Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides laptop carrying cases, messenger bags, backpacks and more through their innovative, intuitive and inspiring personal transport products. The company is committed to the highest quality standards in every case that it produces and offers the strongest product warranty in the industry. Leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.
About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. Authorized by Congress to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOSTÂ® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 208,500 children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting child pornography, child sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation. Since it was created in 1998, more than 4.9 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been received, and more than 145 million suspected child pornography images have been reviewed. NCMEC works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, visit Â www.missingkids.org. Follow NCMEC on Twitter (@MissingKids) and like NCMEC on Facebook (Facebook.com/MissingKids).