Mr. and Mrs. Grant Davis
GDI Insurance Agency
801 Geer Road
Turlock, CA 95380
Thank you, your team and your fabulous family for your continued support of the KlaasKids Foundation. 2013 represented the 20th anniversary of Polly’s tragedy, but 2014 represents the 20th anniversary of the KlaasKids Foundation. KlaasKids was created to give meaning to Polly’s death and to create a legacy in her name that would protect children for generations to come.
More than 1.5 million 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have obtained tax-exempt status from the IRS. Many exist in obscurity, but we do not. We pursue our mission of stopping crimes against children in the trenches, courtrooms, television studios, social media sites, and the minds of our volunteers and supporters and I think that the work the KlaasKids Foundation has done on Polly’s behalf has had an influence on our cause.
In 2013, KlaasKids’ Search and Rescue efforts provided assistance in 106 reports of missing and/or trafficked persons. Our caseload ranged from reports of SAR consultations (54%), SAR missions (25%), Human Trafficking consultations (9%), Human Trafficking rescue and extractions (5%), leads submitted to law enforcement (6%), and child abuse (1%). Of those, 77-cases have been resolved. We also certified our West Coast Search and Rescue (SAR) team, so that we will be able to provide more comprehensive national coverage for less money in 2014.
Our community outreach Print-A-Thon program has allowed KlaasKids to travel to more than 40-states where we have interacted with young families, fingerprinted/photographed and provided comprehensive suites of child safety materials to more than 1,000,000 children without ever charging a family for the service or database personal or private information.
KlaasKids has worked on successful legislation in California that expanded the Amber Alert. Abductions by custodial parents or guardians, who may cause serious bodily injury or death to the child, now will require law enforcement to request the activation of an Amber Alert.
On January 3, 2013 KlaasKids introduced the Klaas Family Housing Fund to assist the families of missing children with housing costs during the time of crisis. Our
first recipient was Michelle Knight, one of the three Cleveland, OH women held
Please support Klass Kids in their work to keep our families safe! http://klaaskids.org/about/