Saturday, October 16, 2010

National Child Identification Program Id Kits

None of us likes to think about the fact that our children could get separated from us, through an accident, running away or a kidnapping. But, these things do happen and it's better to be prepared.

I was recently given "National Child Identification Program Kits" and have put some at the Family Kiosk so that each family may take one home. They are simple to use and it helps parents collect and store vital information that police may need if a child ever goes missing. They are free and are easily done at home. After the kit is complete, put it in a safe place in case of emergency.

After the hurricane and subsequent floods tore apart neighborhoods in New Orleans a few years ago, it made me think how vital it would be to have information like this available. We all heard stories of children separated from parents. I'm sure any information that a family had available helped to reunite children with family members. Here is a simple, easy way to keep that vital information on hand, just in case the unthinkable, happens.

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