We would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of Members, Employees, Business Partners, Family Members and Friends who helped out in some way to make this year’s Ride For Missing Children a HUGE success! Through monetary donations, Team First Source raised over $12,000! With their Corporate donation, the team was able to hand the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children a check for a little over $32,000!

Thank you again for helping to Make Our Children Safer, One Child At A Time.

 


Liz Crane
Rider

Daryl Crouch
Rider

Jasmine Davis
Rider

Chrisandra Grimes
Volunteer

Dennis Haggerty
Volunteer

Dan Haggerty
Volunteer

Claire Kalka
Volunteer

David LiBritz II
Rider

Julieann Maciag
Rider

Sue Maxam
Volunteer

Tom Neumann
Rider

Kristy Nole
Rider

Pamela Way
Rider

     

The Ride is the largest annual fundraiser for Mohawk Valley office of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC-New York/Mohawk Valley provides posters of missing children, sends out alerts nationwide, works tirelessly to raise awareness about the plight of exploited and missing children, and holds educational events to help parents and children learn better ways to stay safe. Their work never ends.

Did you know that 90% of abducted children are taken or lured away by someone they know and trust? There are ways to teach our children how to deal with these situations. Find resources at NCMEC NetSmartz for Parents and tips to keep your children safe at NCMEC’s Take 25 campaign.

Protecting children and providing them safe spaces in which they can learn, play, and grow is central to the mission of every youth-serving organization. That’s why NCMEC and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation recently hosted Safe to Compete: Protecting Child Athletes from Sexual Abuse, a summit to engage youth sports organizations, issue experts, athletes, parents, and others committed to preventing the sexual abuse of child athletes. Click here to watch the video of the summit.

There are many ways you can help:

  • Purchase wrist bands or hang-a-bikes at any First Source branch for $1
    (all proceeds go to the Ride)
  • Volunteer at the Center: call 732-7233
  • Donate to the cause. If you know a Rider, please support them directly as they have a goal of raising a minimum of $500 to participate in the Ride. If you don’t know a Rider and would like to contribute to this great cause, please click the link below. Thank you!

Thank you for all you do to support our children and our community.

All funds stay local, helping our Center right here in the Mohawk Valley. Contributions are tax-deductible. You will receive an IRS acknowledgement letter.

Please fill out our secure donation form by clicking here