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.


A new way of networking

November 12, 2008

Were you aware how “networked” our households are becoming? As technology is implemented in more and more homes, how will it impact the search for missing children? Please visit and join our social networking sites (facebook and MySpace) dedicated to finding missing or abducted children. If you actively text message then please view missing children Twitter Alerts at our site. Let’s take advantage of technology to aid in raising public awareness.

Technology ownership by household type

All adults

Married with children

Other household types

Cellphone in household





Computer in household





At least one household member goes online





Have home broadband connection





How technology affects family communications

“Have new technologies increased or decreased the quality of your communication with these people?”




No difference

Family members who do not live with you





Members of your household










Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project Networked Family Survey; margin of error for entire survey is plus or minus 2 percentage points

National Make a Difference Day

October 20, 2008

Saturday October 25th is National Make a Difference Day.

Why not join us by participating in our “Give a Little, Save a Life” campaign. It only takes a few minutes to create a sign and take a photo. Show families of missing children everywhere you care.

Belk Fall Charity Sale and CAC-Charities

October 12, 2008

Your participation in the Belk’s Fall Charity Sale on November 15, 2008, can help recover missing children by supporting the Child Alert Center Charities.

The four-hour, in-store shopping event offers you an opportunity to take advantage of special discounts on purchases made during the event. In return for a $5 donation, customers receive a ticket admitting them to the Charity Sale event.

Fall Charity Sale
Help benefit the Child Alert Center Charities
November 15, 2008
6:00 – 10:00 a.m.
All Belk Stores

  • Your donation entitles you to merchandise discounts ranging from 20 to 50 percent on purchases throughout the store (excluding cosmetics and fragrances). 
  • You will also receive $5 off your first purchase of $5 or more at the event
  • Belk cardholders will receive double points for card purchases
  • Register to win a $1,000 Belk’s shopping spree
  • Simply go to the CAC-Charities donation page http://www.cac-charities.org/Donations.asp make at least a $5.00 donation and send an email to contact@callcac.com providing your name and mailing address. In return, you will be mailed a ticket for every $5.00 donated.

    List of Belk locations: http://www.belk.com/store/stores_view_all.jsp

    The family tree

    August 26, 2008



    How many lives are affected when a child is missing? Our thoughts often instinctively turn to the parents or immediate family. In some cases there is little information about other siblings, or extended family.

    Have you ever considered how their disappearance can impact the lives of many? If you haven’t, just spend some time speaking with thier parents or grandparents. Sadly, as time goes on, many of the missing children are forgotten. The tremendous burden to find them is left solely to their families and friends. How would you maintain hope? How would you keep search efforts alive after hours turn into days, months and years?

    Child Alert Center Charities is a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization, founded in January of 2008 that focuses on children’s well being by promoting safety and bringing awareness to the public in the event they should go missing. Our 30 minute program broadcasts on local cable TV, displays posters of missing children, interviews with family members and safety tips from law enforcement.

    Recently, in speaking with the mother of a missing adult, she described this heart wrenching comment by his 5-year-old nephew. At a rally for support for their continued search efforts, the little boy had this to say, “I miss my Uncle Austin.”

    ABC Cheap on Charity

    August 13, 2008

    Which group do you fall into?


    The 2008 Olympics

    August 10, 2008

    As the 2008 Olympic games begin, do you find yourself asking a simple question about missing children? Why, with all the coverage, is there not one single PSA covering a missing child; not even Madeleine McCann arguably the most recognized missing child worldwide?

    The NCMEC which recieves over $35 million annually from the Department of Justice hasn’t made any appeals nor has the Find Madeleine website (which no longer publishes the exact number of millions they have received). 

    The CAC Charities, through the generosity of our sponsors and individuals, did air a show in Jacksonville, Florida on Comcast 29 Saturday at 8:00 p.m. about missing children. Unfortunately it was in the same time slot as the Olympic games and the first pre-season game for the Jacksonville Jaguars. However the Jaguars did graciously allow us to have a booth at the Pepsi Plaza and will show a PSA about child safety, missing children and the Child Alert Center on the stadium jumbotron during home games.