Our campaign on Indiegogo has ended, but you can continue to support the Hope Bags campaign by visiting www.missingkids.com/Donate/HopeBags.
1,000 Hope Bags for 2014
Help us raise $45,000 to provide 1,000 Hope Bags to survivors of child sex trafficking.
Hope Bags provide survivors with basic items they need for those first few hours and days after they are recovered. Each Hope Bag includes items such as:
|Tank top or t-shirt||Lotion|
|Sweat jacket or hoodie||Shampoo|
|Yoga pants or sweatpants||Hand sanitizer|
|Flip flops||Facial cleansing cloth|
|Toothpaste||Bottle of water|
|Comb||$10 food gift card|
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children partners with the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice to recover victims of child sex trafficking through the Innocence Lost Initiative. But, when those victims of trafficking are recovered from the control of their pimp, they often leave with only the clothes on their back.
We wanted to do more to help these children who have survived a nightmare, so we developed Hope Bags.
We stuff the bags with clothes, shoes, and toiletries. The Hope Bags are distributed by FBI agents and victim specialists in communities across the country.
NCMEC Child Sex Trafficking Team creating Hope Bags for Operation Cross Country.
Child sex trafficking is a missing child issue
We know missing children, especially those who have run away, are targeted by traffickers. One in eight endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in 2012 were likely sex trafficking victims.
These children are the most vulnerable. They are more likely to be manipulated by the false promises that traffickers use to secure their trust and dependency.
Give the gift of a fresh start
Your donation provides survivors with a Hope Bag and other valuable resources to rebuild their lives. If we exceed our goal, your support will contribute towards our mission to help bring an end to child sexual exploitation and find the missing.
$5 provides all new toiletries
$10 provides snacks and a food gift card
$25 provides a fresh change of clothes and shoes
$45 provides a complete Hope Bag
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-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 191,000 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 2.1 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been received, and more than 98 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 www.missingkids.com. Follow NCMEC on Twitter and like NCMEC on Facebook.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and has received a ruling that it is a publicly supported organization as described in sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.