Missing four years

February 10, 2009

Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes were last seen on February 10, 2005 in Jacksonville, Fl. after walking away from Paxon Middle School never to be seen by family and friends again.


Headline News’ Christi Paul profiles two little boys last seen in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2005.

“Finding the Children”

At various charity events many people still inquire about them mistakenly believing they have been found. Should you have any information about them, please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 1-904-630-0500.


Pittsburgh 22 – Arizona 0

January 19, 2009


Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals for reaching the Superbowl to be played in Tampa, Fl.

Before many of the Arizona folks who are members or our FaceBook page and group become upset, it isn’t a prediction on the score of the game but instead it is the number of Steeler fans who took a moment to help support our on-going “Give a Little, Save a Life” campaign. 

The Steelers fan base is described as one of the most dedicated in all of professional football. The Superbowl won’t be the first trip to Florida for some of them. Several stopped by our booth before the Steelers played the Jacksonville Jaguars last fall to help support our mission to raise public awareness for missing children.

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View additional photos at our Facebook and MySpace sites. 

All is not lost for any Arizona Cardinal fans as you can demonstrate your support by visiting  our “I Care” web page to participate.

Profile on CNN Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes

November 22, 2008

Headline News’ Christi Paul profiles two little boys, Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes, last seen in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2005.

“Finding the Children”

Though everyone doesn’t agree with their portrayal, most are thankful their story is being repeated.

New billboard for Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes

November 4, 2008

Should you see this donated billboard facing south on the east side of I-95, one mile south of Dunn Avenue  consider thanking Clear Channel Outdoor-Jacksonville Division. Florida Outdoor Advertising Association (FOAA) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

FOAA and its members are long-standing partners with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Missing and Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse and have provided assistance with donated space on billboards for more than eight years. This generosity by FOAA members has provided a valuable resource to FDLE. As a result of this partnership, FOAA has been appointed to, and has become actively involved in, two FDLE/MEPIC state committees: Missing Children Advisory Board Committee and the AMBER Alert Review Committee. In addition, FOAA members have been providing donated space on traditional billboards for many years with the “Missing Children” public service campaign. Our members play a major role in assisting this state agency in their efforts to locate missing and abducted children.

In 2006, FOAA and FDLE took this partnership one step further and established the first statewide partnership to raise community awareness for AMBER and Missing Child Alerts by using donated space on digital billboards. This became an additional resource to Florida’s AMBER Plan. There are separate criteria to distinguish between the two Alerts. An AMBER Alert is a higher priority because the child is believed to be in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death. Missing Child Alerts do not meet the strict criteria for an AMBER Alert activation, but are still a much-needed resource to FDLE and local law enforcement. As a primary member of the FDLE’s distribution list for Alerts, FOAA members are on the front line when it comes to aiding law enforcement.

Note: The photos are actually age enhanced to age 14 not 16 years of age.

Belk Fall Charity Sale tickets

October 14, 2008

“Give a Little, Save a Life” and some money too at the Belk Fall Charity Sale. Look for us at the Avenues Mall Belk store in Jacksonville, Fl. on Friday Oct. 31st and Saturday Nov. 8th.

Donate $5 to the CAC-Charities and receive a special ticket to the Belk Fall Charity Sale Nov. 15th entitling you to savings on disounted items (20-50%), $5 off your first purchase and a chance to win $1,000.

To volunteer to help please visit our website Volunteer