ORGANISE A BENEFIT MEAL WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES.
The aim of this initiative is to collect donations to support the 116 000 emergency unit, which is responsible for supporting families affected by the disappearance of a child in Switzerland. To participate, simply organise your own fundraising event over a meal. Join these quiet heroes who carry the heart of our mission to serve families in need. Let's go!
We sincerely wish to extend our warm thanks to each and every participant. Register here for the small gift!
How are the donations used?
The donations collected help to fund the 116 000 hotline. This service is free for you and for all families living in Switzerland. A CHF45 donation enables a team of professionals to deal with a distress call within 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.
WHO TAKES PART?
All individuals, organisations and companies are invited to participate.
Thanks to your financial contribution, you make it possible for a team to keep watch day and night watch over a young runaway or a child who has been illegally displaced from Switzerland. You thus join forces with us in accompany each child and each parent, so that they are not left alone in distress.
HOW SHOULD I PROCEED?
Follow steps 1/2/3/4 when the right time is right for you.
The aim is to guarantee the accessibility and continuity of this free professional service. Its mission is to improve the prevention of runaways and parental abductions in Switzerland, as well as to support families affected by the disappearance of a child. See the figures below.
ON THE GROUND
Data from 25.12.2017 to 31.12.2022. The 116 000 hotline in Switzerland was active non-stop for 1,832 days, i.e. 43,968 hours, and received/made 16,232 calls, relating to 526 situations involving prevention/missing minors. Most of these situations were successfully dealt with and successfully resolved. To date, 48 child victims of parental abduction and one young runaway are still unaccounted for and three young runaways ended their lives during this period.
WHO ARE OUR HEROES? The Missing Children Switzerland Foundation was founded by a mother who personally experienced the disappearance of her twin daughters. For more than ten years, every parent and child living in Switzerland has been able to benefit from professional, immediate and free help. None of this would have been possible without the extraordinary resilience of this mother, without the invaluable support of generous private donors, the team, as well as internet users and volunteers. We would like to express our immense gratitude for this sincere and loyal commitment, which gives us the means to act effectively on a daily basis.
WAS THE SUM COLLECTED IN 2019 THANKS TO YOU!
PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BENEFITED FROM THIS EMERGENCY SERVICE IN SWITZERLAND
CALLS HANDLED BY THE 116 000 HOTLINE
PARTICIPANTS IN 2023
All individuals, organisations and companies who commit to prepare a meal and invite guests in return for donations to support the work of the 116 000 hotline will be listed here.