July 2, 2012 -
Now in its 18th year, Shoney's Restaurants KidCare Photo ID events will take place in the Greater Knoxville area for one weekend only, August 17-19, 2012, in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
The events provide FREE KidCare Photo IDs for children, which enable parents to have information readily available for authorities in the event their child is ever reported missing. The IDs include a color photograph; fingerprints; important information such as: height, weight, and date of birth; a medical profile; the "Seven Rules for Safety;" and a 24-hour NCMEC hotline number. Each participant will also receive a child's "goody bag" filled with fun safety items for their family.
Over the past 17 years, the program has successfully provided more than 34,000 children with IDs. Community organizations involved are the Knoxville Police Department & Safety City, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Safe Kids of Greater Knox, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Walgreens, WVLT Volunteer TV 8, and The Optimist Club of Knoxville.
The 2012 KidCare Photo ID event dates are one weekend only:
Friday, August 17, 2012, Knoxville Center Mall, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 18, 2012, West Town Mall, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, August 19, 2012, Foothills Mall, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM