LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (PRWEB) March 15, 2006
John and Colleen Juetten have been awarded the exclusive DIGIKIDS® child ID franchise for West Central Wisconsin, including the cities of Eau Claire and La Crosse, announced Michael J. Childs, president.
DIGIKIDS® offers a Child Safety CD that allows parents to quickly provide law enforcement officials, the media, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and other agencies with two high-resolution digital photos along with medical and identifying information to aid in recovery efforts.
“For more than 30 years, we’ve owned and operated a number of businesses and franchises, including a children’s clothing line, a Furniture Medic franchise and a long, successful association with ServiceMaster,” explained John Juetten. ”In looking back on all of our enterprises, we’ve come to realize how much positive support and satisfaction is derived from strong families of franchise owners, like those associated with DIGIKIDS®.”
“We’ve been fortunate to build successful businesses in Minnesota, Tennessee and Pennsylvania, but with sixteen grandchildren we wanted to live and work in Wisconsin where we could be close to family,” Colleen Juetten added. “Right away, we knew the innovative DIGIKIDS® concept offered a service that we’d be proud to represent and to grow. We have six children of our own, and we’re honored to offer a superior product and service that provide peace of mind for families in our community.”
Offered through schools, preschools, churches, summer camps and other public events, DIGIKIDS® delivers its secure Child ID kits on site in two minutes or less. The cost to enroll each child is only $15.95.
“John and Colleen Juetten are ideal ambassadors for DIGIKIDS®, because they understand the importance of children, family and safe communities,” said Michael Childs. “The Juettens enthusiastically endorse and support our services, because they believe in our services. We are proud to welcome them to our fast-growing DIGIKIDS® family of franchisees.”
According to the NCMEC, acting within the first 20 minutes of a child’s disappearance is critical. By using the easily carried business card-sized CD ROM, parents are equipped to distribute pre-formatted flyers and posters, complete with high-resolution photos and last-minute identifying details, anywhere in the world via internet e-mail.
“The electronic delivery to law enforcement officials of a child’s digitized photo can save crucial time, since the chances of safely recovering a child are much greater with the first few hours immediately following a child’s disappearance,” explains John Walsh, founder of NCMEC.
With its patent-pending technology to create each Child Safety CD, DIGIKIDS® offers parents anywhere a secure and efficient tool that can help speed the return of lost or missing children.
Beyond typical child identity programs that provide only an ID card, the DIGIKIDS® CD enables parents to make a speedy and comprehensive worldwide distribution of critical identifying information using any PC with a CD-ROM drive. Each emergency e-mail and attachments are sent through a dedicated, secure network. DIGIKIDS® does not create or maintain a central database, guaranteeing security and privacy.
Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, DIGIKIDS® presents and supports its services nationally through independent franchisees. In addition to schools and preschools, DIGIKIDS® ability to produce the Child ID kits on site in 2 minutes or less affords a perfect opportunity for any local business wishing to sponsor a DIGIKIDS® safety event as a vehicle for giving back to the local community or its employees.