The Polly Klaas® Foundation Tells Polly's Story, on the 14th Anniversary of Her Kidnapping

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On the anniversary of Polly Klaas's kidnapping, the Foundation publishes new web page that reviews the many changes in missing child search practices that had their roots in the search for Polly Klaas.

The Polly Klaas® Foundation is telling Polly's story on a special web page, marking the 14th Anniversary of her kidnapping. At the end of the web page "Who is Polly Klaas" visitors are given the opportunity sign the guest book and tell their own stories of Polly's kidnapping.

Polly's story is told in the Polly Klaas® Foundation online community hosted by Squidoo. Squidoo has named this web page "Lens of the Day."

Polly's story begins with her kidnapping on October 1, 1993, a deeply personal tragedy that came to affect the lives of many people in different ways.

The search for Polly was launched by the residents of her hometown, Petaluma, CA. With over 4,000 local volunteers generating global attention, the search turned into a worldwide effort.

Polly's missing child poster was the first to be circulated on the Internet. This innovation changed prevailing methods of searching for missing children. It also accounts for the reason so many people knew about Polly's kidnapping -- her missing child poster was seen as far away as Nairobi and Mogadishu.

"On the anniversary of her kidnapping, we've told the story of Polly's legacy in depth," said Glena Records, Director of Communications for the Polly Klaas® Foundation. "This tragedy of one child has inspired so many people to actively work on many levels to keep children safe. Polly's story is truly a story of change that is making a lasting difference for all children."

The lessons learned from this painful tragedy have helped save many children's lives in the past 14 years. Law enforcement has revamped their child search processes, Amber Alerts now involve communities in searching for children, and the Internet is a standard communications and search tool.

Families throughout the world actively teach their children abduction prevention using the Polly Klaas® Foundation Child Safety Kit. And members of the Rapid Response Team eVolunteers distribute missing child posters in their communities.

About the Polly Klaas® Foundation
The Polly Klaas® Foundation is a national non profit committed to the recovery of missing children and the development and promotion of child abduction prevention programs. It offers a 24/7 hotline 365 days a year for families with missing children, and prevention/education tools including Child Safety Kits and Internet Safety Kits. The Foundation works closely with law enforcement professionals to find missing children and with policymakers on critical child safety legislation, such as Amber Alert. The Polly Klaas® Foundation is dedicated to the safety of all children.

About Squidoo
Squidoo LLC was founded by bestselling author, noted blogger, speaker and Original Squid, Seth Godin. The stated function of the site is to enable extraordinary people to painlessly engage in philanthropy by building web pages about any topic of their choosing. Nearly 50% of Squidoo's users donate the royalties they earn from the site to charity. Nonprofit Squidoo partners include Oxfam, Save the Children, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, roomtoread.org, and 65 other well-known organizations.

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