Keeping Kids Safe: New “I.D. Kitty” Mascot to Give Free I.D. Kits in Celebration of Family Safety
I.D. Kitty made his debut in Omaha on August 23, 2008 at the Omaha Royals game.
It is every parent’s nightmare – your child is here one minute, and out of sight the next. Most often, you can find them quickly. But sometimes, you need to call for help
from people nearby and possibly even the police.
An average of 2,000 children per day disappear in the United States. Would you know what to do if your child or other loved one disappeared? Would you be prepared to quickly take the steps necessary to locate your missing loved one?
Project Jason, a nonprofit organization providing assistance for families of missing persons, offers free identification kits to help families to prepare. And now, Project Jason announces a fun new way to prepare your family when you need to spring into action, fast.
The new mascot, “I.D. Kitty,” is a large, warm and fuzzy, 6-foot-tall live action figure designed to make children and their families enjoy getting their own identification kits. Children will be delighted by him, and parents will appreciate how Project Jason is taking the “fear factor” out of obtaining and creating I.D. Kits, which should be part of every household, and for every family member.
About the I.D. Kit
Since its inception in 2003, Project Jason has given out more than 16,800 I.D. Kits to assist families with safety preparation.
These free I.D. Kits are provided by Project Jason at public events, and as a free downloads in English and in Spanish from the organization website. The kit contains a list of the first steps to take in the event a loved one is missing, plus valuable information that law enforcement will need. The kit should be printed on heavier stock paper, kept in a safe place, and updated at least every 6-12 months.
The kit can be downloaded on the Education Page
About Project Jason
Project Jason, founded in 2003, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting the families of missing persons, and creating and increasing public awareness of missing people through a variety of outreach and educational activities. Project Jason brings hope and assistance to families of the missing by providing resources and support. The organization is based in Omaha, Nebraska.
The organization has disseminated more than 16,800 personal ID kits in English and Spanish, has helped distribute more than 50,000 posters, and 4,750 photo buttons, of missing persons, and has assisted more than 400 families of the missing. Project Jason has also been directly involved in the recoveries of numerous missing persons.
Project Jason offers extensive online resources as the first and only assistance organization to offer free, professional counseling to families, and the first nonprofit of its type to open an office in the popular virtual world, Second Life.
Project Jason relies solely on corporate and private donors and currently requests the public’s help to sponsor a number of ongoing programs.
(Nonprofit: IRS 501 (C) (3) Non Profit Charitable Organization – EIN# 20-0256753.)
To see how you can help, please click here
Meet I.D. Kitty, the newest member of the Project Jason Family!
I.D. Kitty met with members of Girl Scout Troop 4480 at the 2009 Community Safety & Wellness Festival.
I.D. Kitty says: “Everyone in the family needs a Project Jason Personal I.D. Kit: Moms, Dads, Grandma, and Grandpa, and all the kids. If you were to be separated from your family, the I.D. Kit contains all the information police need to help find you faster!”
You can download your free Personal I.D. Kit in either English or Spanish on the Education Page Here