Family event to keep kids safe

Father holds the hand of a little child in sunny park outdoor, united family concept, nature background, shallow dof

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) An event in Grand Rapids Thursday aims to help parents keep their children safe. EPS is partnering with Marc Klaas of the KlaasKids Foundation for the annual KlaasKids Print-A-Thon. The free event will be held at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 11.

At the KlaasKids Print-A-Thon, each child will receive a packet of child safety tools. Also, using a computerized system, each child will receive digitized fingerprints, an updated photograph, a DHA collection kit, pro-active child safety tips, and a nine-point plan for parents on what to do if your child disappears.

The KlaasKids Foundation was created following the 1993 kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Polly Klaas. KlaasKids Foundation child safety programs are designed to promote awareness and education for parents and children in an effort to protect children against violence. Since 1994, Print-A-Thon events have fingerprinted and photographed more than 1,000,000 children at no cost to families and without data basing children’s personal and private information.

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