A child goes missing every 40 seconds in the U.S. That’s 2,100 per day. In excess of 800,000 children are reported missing each year. Another 500,000 go missing without ever being reported.
Child Secure Photography is a program of RTS Ministries, a Iowa nonprofit corporation with offices in Davenport, Iowa. A photo studio is being established in Davenport offering free identification services to families in the Quad-Cities area with children up to 17 years of age. Our goal is to make available for each child in the family in the unimaginable event they go missing, the following services FREE OF CHARGE (regardless of family size or economic ability)
1. An information sheet that will include all personal and contact information, a current picture, fingerprints and a DNA sample.
2. An 8”X10” framed photo of the child for the parent(s)
3. A flash drive with all pertinent information and the current photo
4. An 11”X14” framed family photo
Our goal is to provide this service to 5,000 children annually. By working with interns from local High Schools, Colleges and Universities we can expand that number considerably. And this is one of our goals due to the fact that there over 100,000 students within 50 miles of the program who are 17 years of age or under.
All funds raised will go toward expenses for a professional photo studio in our local mall. Studio rent, computer and photographic equipment, printers, ink, paper, etc...
Any amount of donation would mean so much to us in our quest toward helping to keep the children of our community safe.
In the studio we intend to have a "Wall of Fame" recognizing all corporate sponsors. And a recognition area to honor all individual donors. Just our way of saying thank you.
Even if you don't live in our service area please think about making a donation to support children.
Thank You, Rev. Rocky Sanders
The photo being used is not a missing child. We have chosen her to be the face of "Child Secure Photography". We want to thank her father, a single parent, for allowing us to use his daughter's picture for this program.