CAC Charities – powered by RadicalBuy

January 16, 2009

There are many ways to sell merchandise online these days, but none as effective as RadicalBuy. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s profitable. RadicalBuy combines the aspect of social networking with online commerce creating an effective and easy to use environment to buy and sell merchandise.

But that isn’t all they do. They have been tireless in their support of our mission to increase public awareness of children reported missing every day in our communities. By providing us with this unique widget parents, friends and others will be aided in the search for their missing children by leveraging the power of the Internet.

CAC Charities – powered by RadicalBuy

Using the RadicalBuy e-commerce widget platform, we have teamed up with CAC Charities to bring attention to missing or abducted children through the sharing of this widget. If you have seen any of the children listed, please contact CAC so we can help find them.

The newly released Child Alert Center Charities widget:


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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.

Missing Children’s Day- Florida

October 28, 2008

Missing Children’s Day was yesterday in Florida. It was postponed previously due to severe storms in early Sept. One local family interviewed about their missing child is seeking answers to the question where are Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes walked away from Paxon Middle School on February 10, 2005.  They haven’t been seen since. His aunt, Angela Campbell, says, “It has been a very long time and it doesn’t hurt any less.”

Mark’s family wonders everyday if the boys are safe. And they look for Mark everyday, reminding themselves that they’re no longer searching for a 12-year-old. Mark is now 16-years-old. Mark’s aunt, Tonya Nhiev, says, “I’ve had this thought many times. I could be walking right by him. Because they change so much from 12 to 16.”

In the meantime, the family leans on each other for support. And they rely on their strong faith to keep them strong. They also work with the Child Alert Center to make sure Mark’s picture stays in circulation. Mark’s grandmother, Darlene Briggs, says it’s important. “That’s the main thing. Just keep their picture out there and making sure the community is aware that the boys are still missing.”

Anyone with information about the boys is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

Child Alert Center

Mark Degner/Bryan Hayes video

October 26, 2008


Please support the families of Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes in their continued efforts to find them.

Join our “Give a Little, Save a Life” campaign.

To Whom It May Concern:

July 10, 2008



March 14, 2008 


To Whom It May Concern:                                                                                                                                                          
I am the grandmother of Mark Degner, one of the two missing boys from Paxon Middle School in Jacksonville, Florida on February 10th, 2005.  

As a teacher watched them walk off the school grounds, Mark, 12 years old at that time, and his friend Bryan Hayes, 13 yrs. old, became “missing without a trace” ever since.

All across America, missing people have become a major issue.  Each week you hear of a few more loved ones who have become missing persons.  I know before Mark became missing, I would hear of other families who had a family member become a missing person. I would study every face of every missing flier that was placed in our community, only to find myself, five minutes down the expressway, not being able to remember all the missing I just studied so hard.

That is why I believe it is so imperative to have a show like Child Alert Center Charities is producing on missing children for our community that will concentrate exclusively on these missing people.  Media is very important, but a missing person may only get coverage for a minute or two, depending on the top stories on that specific day and some missing people never get any media coverage.We have been very fortunate in the media coverage the boys continue to receive though it has been limitied, but how will these other missing people ever be found, if no one knows they are missing or what they look like? Increased media coverage thru Child Alert Center Charities to increase community awareness is the greatest hope I know of a missing person being found.

I believe you are in a situation in your life to do everything in your power to help other families in our community that have found themselves in a situation like my family.We are so thankful for Child Alert Center Charities for trying to make a difference in a world where more people are missing every day and I believe that some of these lost might be found through their efforts.

I pray that you will make a choice to support Child Alert Center Charities, because any family can find themselves in this same situation and I know you would want them there for you.

Darlene Briggs

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Mark Degner

Bryan Hayes

Bryan Hayes and Mark Degner

July 8, 2008

How do two boys only 12 and a 13 years-old, at the time of their disappearances, simply vanish?

Bryan Hayes and Mark Degner were last seen on February 10, 2005 in Jacksonville, Fl.

It’ll be three years to the day Sunday that teenagers Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes walked away from Paxon Middle School never to be seen by family and friends again.

So on that day those same family and friends want to invite the community and any families of other missing loved ones for a rally from 2 to 4 p.m. It’ll be in the student parking area next to Paxon School for Advanced Studies at 3239 Norman E. Thagard Blvd. in West Jacksonville. Florida Times Union