As an advocate for child safety, Lifetouch® is NCMEC’s official partner in providing SmileSafe Kids cards. Lifetouch understands that a current photo is one of the single most important resources in the recovery of a missing child. They staff a 24/7 rapid response team to provide current photos of missing children to NCMEC and have assisted with more than 2,400 searches, with SmileSafe Kids cards being credited in the recovery of children in 25 states.
Through this partnership, NCMEC had an opportunity to participate in the 2020 Lifetouch Memory Mission in Constanza, Dominican Republic. NCMEC executive director, Stacy LaRosa attended and assisted with renovations to the Rio Grande school campus of Constanza, along with nearly 50 other volunteers.