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September 1 - 30

 

We will harness our collective energy for ONE Month as ONE Team with ONE Mission.

Due to ongoing health concerns surrounding COVID-19, our annual Rides for Missing Children have been reimagined. Join the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for Miles for Hope, to raise funds, build awareness for missing and exploited children, and to share messages of prevention and hope.

Join the Team

Register to participate in Miles for Hope and review the Participation Playbook to get started.

Learn more about how your fundraising efforts impact NCMEC and check out the 2020 Fundraising Incentives.

You can also track your mileage and look for fun challenges at the Miles for Hope Club on Strava.

Raise Awareness

Every day is an opportunity to spread awareness about missing and exploited children issues. 

Tips of the Day

Download the calendar and watch and share “Real Tips,” a safety tip series from NCMEC.

Prevention

Take time throughout the month of September to reinforce safety with the children in your life. Learn about the issues and get resources to help facilitate discussions and lessons around personal safety and internet safety.

Search Missing Children

In addition, you can share posters of missing children online or print them and post them within the community while logging some miles at the same time!
 

Get Social

Share "WHY" you're participating in #MilesForHope2020.

Download one of our printable signs to let us know HOW you're participating and WHY you’ll #NeverStop.  Be sure to tag @missingkids and use the hashtag #MilesForHope2020 - we'll be sharing participant photos throughout September.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS MILES FOR HOPE?
Miles for Hope is a reimagined version of The Ride for Missing Children. This year, instead of hosting our individual rides, we will host a single event spanning the month of September and participation will be open across the United States.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
You can ride, walk, run, swim, hike, skateboard - the choice is yours!  Participate in a small group (according to local guidelines) or on your own. Log your miles in one day or spread your miles out over the course of the month – the choice is yours.

DO I NEED TO COMMIT TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF MILES?
There is no mileage commitment – set a goal and see what you can achieve! Choose a time, location and distance that works for you. Whether you log 1 mile or 100, every mile toward awareness matters!

IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?
There is no registration fee for Miles for Hope. We recognize that this is a difficult time for many and we want to provide an opportunity for everyone to participate. If you registered prior to June 1 and paid a registration fee it will be applied to your fundraising goal.

CAN WE REGISTER AS A FAMILY OR TEAM?
Yes, there will still be an option to register and create a team and/or register as part of a team.  For tracking purposes each individual needs to register separately.

Teams do not need to participate “together”!  Each member of a team is encouraged to participate in his or her own way.  If you plan to participate as a group please adhere to local guidelines and practice proper social distancing.

WHERE DO FUNDS GO?
Funds raised support the missing children poster distribution and community prevention education programs. Our education services are provided free of charge to schools, community groups and local businesses. The posters are sent out for targeted distribution of missing children to aid in their search and recovery.

IS THERE A FUNDRAISING MINIMUM FOR MILES FOR HOPE?
While we are not enforcing fundraising minimums for 2020, we appreciate that you are doing your best to reach your personal fundraising goal.  This year more than any, every dollar counts.

WILL THERE BE INCENTIVES THIS YEAR?
Yes!  We appreciate your passion and commitment to keep children safe.  Incentives are cumulative for 2020 so set your fundraising goal high and see what you can achieve!

HOW CAN I DELIVER CASH OR CHECKS?
Check donations can be mailed to:

NCMEC-NY
PO Box 67340
Rochester, NY 14617 

Please include this Form with check donations. 
Please do not send cash in the mail.  Our offices are currently closed for donation drop-offs.

 

Sponsor Recognition

We are thankful for the support of these companies. Click here to view our full list of sponsors. For more information on how your organization can get involved, please contact us.

DIAMOND PLUS

PLATINUM PLUS

PLATINUM