Please read our story below and help your community in two fundamental ways:
1. Stop the Bleeding. By reducing the destructive financial, emotional, and spiritual effects that crime, especially robberies and assaults (both to adults and children) has on a community, and
2. Start the Healing. Help your community "Heal" and spiritually renew from those destructive effects of crime by implementing programs that embraces the fundamental impact a father's presence has in bringing out the good in our youth, and the creativity that lives within them.
In January, 2012, the owners of FACES, the world's leading police sketch software (see: facebook.com/facesketchsoftware) were themselves robbed in their own home. They used FACES to identify the robber. The subsequent mug shot that was provided by law enforcement looked identical, and the robber was captured a week later.
Spurred by this event, the owners, a married couple, have started a campaign to donate up to $20 million of FACES software to selected communities. Targeted applications include: crime prevention, campus security, sexual predator prevention, and kidnap prevention.
A fundraising campaign has been started on causes.com. See: http://www.causes.com/causes/787829-stop-the-bleeding-start-the-healing All proceeds will go to the Young Inventor's Association of America, Inc (a 501.c.3), which sponsors the Young Inventor's Showcase (YIS).
See the video of the YIS at: http://exhibits.cmhouston.org/inventors-showcase/video/
A portion of the proceeds will be devoted to assist in starting up the Young Inventor's Showcase in that local community.
By signing this petition, you are saying that you support putting Dad back intothe family unit. This helps us track the level of interest coming from your community for the program.
You can find out more about how to bring this program to your community by contacting directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: Here is the link to the article that describes the robbery: