Tax ID# 91-1298249
No. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which does not receive government support of any kind.
We rely solely on funding from the generosity of individual and corporate donations, fund-raising events, promotions, and in-kind support of services and products. Donations made to OPERATION LOOKOUT® are fully tax-deductible, as applicable by law. Net funds are devoted to providing FREE child search services to families of missing children.
When the Founders are asked what keeps them going, they reply, it is the 'good-heart' of many dedicated and caring people who, like themselves, believe that no child deserves to be left alone and abandoned by society; so they do something, whatever can be done, to find a child.
Yes. The full legal name of the organization is OPERATION LOOKOUT® National Center for Missing Youth. We also use the following dba trade names in the course of our operation; The Missing Kids Center - OPERATION LOOKOUT®, OPERATION LOOKOUT® - The Center for Missing Kids, and The Foundation for Missing Children®
To learn about how your contribution is divided and used, read more here.
Yes. You can help in many different ways. OPERATION LOOKOUT® needs your time, talent, and treasure. WE can utilize donated goods, services, and funds. For a growing list, see menu titled "Are You Involved?"
Volunteers and interns may include people who help with special events or projects. Depending on the level of experience, other duties available may include mass mailings, clerical work, data entry, website design or in-house publications, office assistance or casework. Professionals can assist in their field of expertise from their office or ours, according to the need. Download a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION here.