Each year the nightmares of 1.5 million parents are realized: their children disappear from their homes. However, measures like photo IDs, child-tracking databases, and education can prevent abduction and aid in finding a child. In Memphis, Tennessee, the Commission for Missing and Exploited Children (COMEC) provides that programming at no charge, but reaching out to tens of thousands of families requires additional community support.
That’s where Quota International of Memphis comes in. This year, the club provided a donation that will support additional COMEC programming, including finger-printing and database maintenance. In addition, members assisted at the annual Mid-South Fair, where COMEC ran a booth to provide photo IDs to local children. Quotarians worked at the booth, helping families complete forms, taking measurements and weights, and making the actual IDs. By the end of the day, hundreds of families had passed through the booth, and thanks to Quota, were able to return home to sleep more safely and soundly than before.