It’s 5 a.m. in Broomfield, Colorado and volunteers are already arriving (coffee in hand) at the Broadlands Golf Course for a 7:30 a.m. tee time. But they’re not here to play golf. They’re here to raise money for the Missing Children Task Force during Colorado’s Missing Children’s Week.
The Missing Children’s Task Force is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to investigate, locate, and recover missing children at no cost to the family. In Colorado alone there were over 14,000 children reported missing in 2006. Nationwide, that number increases to 797,500 children reported missing each year. The Missing Children Task force is working to lower these horrific numbers by raising money and awareness for child safety.
One of the lead proponents for this cause is local Colorado resident Allyn Atadero, an activist and published author whose own son went missing while hiking in 1999. Atadero contacted BrickHouse Security when he heard about the BrickHouse Child Locator, a RFID device that gives parents instant alerts if their children wander too far. Allyn has been quoted saying “I strongly believe that if I had a product like The BrickHouse Child Locator years ago, I would be sitting here with my son today.”
Donating three BrickHouse Child Locators and sponsoring the charity golf event, BrickHouse Security showed a strong presence during the week’s event to help raise money for missing children.
To learn more about Missing Children’s Week or to donate, please visit The Missing Children Task Force’s website.
Click here to learn more about Allyn Atadero’s story as well as his activism in child safety.