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September 1 - 30, 2021

 

Join us this September for Miles for Hope, an awareness and fundraising event to support the work of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). Whether you are participating as an individual or on a team, it’s easy to get involved with Miles for Hope, and a great time to focus on safety with your family, group, company or school.

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 2021 fundraising incentives

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

Many companies match charitable donations made by employees. Check to see if your company has a matching gifts program and ask your donors to check too!

Educate & Raise Awareness

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

Tip of the Day

Get 30 days of conversation starters and educational resources focusing on internet and personal safety.

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 conversations 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!

Participation Tools

Download helpful resources to help you spread awareness and reach your fundraising goal!

Get Social

Share "WHY" you're participating in #MilesForHope2021.

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 #MilesForHope2021 - we'll be sharing participant photos throughout September.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS MILES FOR HOPE?
Miles for Hope is an awareness and fundraising event to support the work of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).  There is nothing more important than the health and safety of your family and Miles for Hope combines both exercise and child safety together in one, fun filled campaign.  The event will take place the entire 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 a $25 registration fee for Miles for Hope. The registration fee will be applied to your fundraising goal.

CAN WE REGISTER AS A FAMILY OR TEAM?
YES, Teams can be made up of family members, friends, and colleagues!  Think of as many people as you can and invite them to join you on your mission to make children safer.  

Team members do not need to select a single activity – your team can be made up of riders, walkers, runners & swimmers – everyone can participate in their own way!  If you plan to participate as a group please adhere to local guidelines and practice proper social distancing.

HOW DO I START A TEAM?
Teams must be started by a Team Captain so designate someone (or yourself) as the team captain. Check out our Team Captain’s Guide for more information.

During the registration process, select “Register and CREATE a Team” and proceed with the questions. Once you’re registered, let your teammates know the name of your team, and name of the captain, since they may have to search the system for your name to join.

IS THERE A FUNDRAISING MINIMUM FOR MILES FOR HOPE?
While we are not enforcing fundraising minimums for 2021, we strongly encouraged that everyone raise a minimum of $300.  Fundraise as much as you can, every dollar counts!

WILL THERE BE INCENTIVES THIS YEAR?
Yes! We appreciate your passion and commitment to keep children safe and are working on bringing you some great items for 2021 so set your fundraising goal high and see what you can achieve!

Incentives are earned based on the amount raised on your Personal Fundraising Page.

WHERE DO FUNDS GO?
By becoming a fundraiser, you’ll raise awareness and funds to support the many programs that NCMEC provides to children, families, law enforcement, social service agencies and others when they need help with a missing, exploited or recovered child. Your participation in these events will help NCMEC do what we do best: protect children against abduction, abuse and exploitation – because every child deserves a safe childhood.

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.

 

Sponsors

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.

Champion

Hope

NeverStop

Extra Mile

Official Fitness Partners

Thank you to our official Miles for Hope Fitness Partners! For more information on how you can join us in this exciting initiative to promote health and safety please click here.

Contact

For more information about sponsorship and how you can get involved with Miles for Hope, contact:

Sponsorships Contact: Ed Suk | Esuk@ncmec.org 

Registrations/Teams Contact: Danielle Sir Louis | DMsirlouis@ncmec.org