Shoney's Restaurants to Host Free Annual KidCare Photo ID Events

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Shoney's Restaurants to Host Free Annual KidCare Photo ID Events

Posted: 06/25/2014
June 25, 2014 - Now in its 20th year, Shoney's Restaurants KidCare Photo ID events will take place in the Greater Knoxville area for one weekend only, August 22-24, 2014, in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The events provide FREE KidCare Photo IDs for children, which enable parents to have information readily available for authorities in the event their child is ever reported missing. The IDs include a color photograph; fingerprints; important information such as: height, weight, and date of birth; a medical profile; the "Seven Rules for Safety;" and a 24-hour NCMEC hotline number. Each participant will also receive a child's "goody bag" filled with fun safety items for their family, and have the opportunity to visit with Shoney Bear.

Over the past 19 years, the program has successfully provided more than 37,000 children with IDs. Community organizations involved are the Knoxville Police Department & Safety City, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Walgreens, Star 102.1, WVLT Volunteer TV 8, and The Optimist Club of Knoxville.

The 2014 KidCare Photo ID event dates are these weekends only:

--Friday, August 22 at Safety City from 2-7 PM
--Saturday, August 23 at Cedar Bluff Elementary School from 11 AM-5 PM
--Sunday, August 24 at Foothills Mall in Maryville from 12-6 PM