What is the Polly Klaas Foundation?

The Polly Klaas Foundation is a national nonprofit that helps find missing children, prevents children from going missing, and promotes laws like Amber Alert that help protect kids.

Why is the Polly Klaas Foundation important?

The Polly Klaas Foundation provides families of missing children with critical support in their time of greatest need. Because of our experience, we have compassion for what they are going through and we know how to work with the community, law enforcement and the media to give them the greatest chance of finding and protecting their children.

Why is the Polly Klaas Foundation's approach for protecting children effective?

The Polly Klaas Foundation has the compassion, experience and professionalism needed to find missing children and prevent kids from going missing. By creating a community of support around families of missing kids, we give them the best possible chance of bringing their children home safe.

Who should work with or support the Polly Klaas Foundation?

Parents, children, educators, law enforcement and concerned community members are all critical to the safety of our children. We have programs and resources for people looking for a missing child or working to prevent other children from going missing. Working together, we can all make our communities safer for our children.

Is Marc Klaas affiliated with the Polly Klaas Foundation?

Marc Klaas has not been affiliated with the organization since 1994, but Polly's mother, Eve Nichol, is a member of the foundation's board. To contact the foundation, please call 800-587-4357.

How much do you charge for your services?

We are a nonprofit organization that is reliant on private donations to do the work we do. All of the services we provide for families, communities and Law Enforcement Agencies are free of charge.

Is there a waiting period to report a child missing?

There is no waiting period for a law enforcement agency to take a missing persons report.

How many children go missing each year?

The newest statistics are listed in the NISMART II study released in October 2003.

How can I volunteer to distribute posters of missing children?

You can volunteer online by clicking here.

How can I order a free Child Safety Kit (includes Internet Safety information)?

You can order online by clicking here.

How can I help?

Please visit our How You Can Help page for a handful of answers to this question.

How can I get information on Megan's Law and Registered Sex Offenders in my area?

We have a page here on our site with information about Registered Sex Offenders. We hope that this will provide you with all of the information you are looking for.