We would like to thank our National Missing
Children’s Day 2021 Sponsors


Educational Webinars

February 22, 2023
with Beth Cardina from CASA
March 22, 2023
with Mickey Valdez on “Start by Believing”

For more information and to sign up, please email


Zoom webinar: How to support kids mental health

Date: Apr 20, 2022
Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Hi There,

You are invited!
Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection(GASP) is hosting a webinar on
April 20, 2022 at 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.
Kristen Pavelko, LPCC, CTP-C, Youth Therapist will be speaking on how to support our kid’s mental health.
Now more than ever are we seeing mental health issues among our children! Topics to be discussed are: Identifying what is impacting our children’s mental health, Defining abuse, trauma, and trafficking, Developing an understanding of signs, symptoms, and diagnoses, Identifying prevention measures, and Utilizing services to help!
GASP is a nonprofit organization in northeast Ohio whose mission is to educate families about being proactive in protecting our children and keeping them as safe as possible from dangerous situations, sexual offenses, abuse, and abduction.   If you have any questions, please call me at 330-247-1402.
*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Take Home Fingerprint/ID Kits

  • Kits are available for Summit County and surrounding communities.
  • Kits are delivered directly to your organization.
  • All kits come with additional safety information & DNA kits.

Click here to request Take-Home Kits for your event.

GASP (Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection) sponsors and participates in numerous fundraising and special events throughout the year.

CHILD ID / FINGERPRINTING EVENTS  please click here to view

Giving Tuesday Logo


Tuesday, DECEMBER 3, 2019

You have the power to make a difference – worth is measured not by how much you have, but by the number of people you impact! GASP would like you to consider making an impact in one of three ways: YOUR TIME – YOUR MONEY- REFER A FRIEND

  • YOUR TIME – Volunteers are needed to staff fingerprinting events, attend court sentencings, speaking engagements, or help with fundraising events
  • YOUR MONEY – GASP is a 501(C)3 organization, so donations are tax deductible
  • REFER A FRIEND – Ask a friend to join you at our events

If you are looking to make a donation before year end, please consider GASP!


Donate By Mail

Checks should be made out to GASP and mailed to:
53 University Avenue, 4th Floor
Akron, Ohio 44308

Donate By Phone

MasterCard or VISA are welcome, please call: 330-247-1402.

Donate Online

GASP’s Annual Spring Party

New Date (Tentative):

5:00PM – 8:00PM

Todaro’s Party Center
1820 Akron-Peninsula Rd
Akron, OH 44313

Silent/Live Auction, Raffle and Door Prizes
Invitations and more information to come


GASP’s Annual Fall Luncheon

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

11:30AM – 1:00PM

Portage Country Club
240 N Portage Path,
Akron, OH 44303

Special Guest Speaker: Bill Boldin
$45 Per Person
$60 Per Patron
$500 Per Sponsor
(Patrons and Sponsors will be recognized at the luncheon.)
RSVP by October 11th

For more information or to RSVP Call 330-247-1402


Twenty five years ago, Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train” music video featured images of missing children, and helped close 21 cases. If one video could recover that many children, how many can we find with the power of new technology and social media?

For the 25th anniversary, we re-imagined “Runaway Train” with new artists, and a dynamic music video that updates itself with missing children from the NCMEC database, specific to a viewer’s location.

Past Events

National Missing Children’s Day event 2021


Help us raise $1,000 for our programs!

Schedule a fingerprinting or speaking event