Thank you for visiting the Kristen Foundation website. Through the sharing of information and resources, the Kristen Foundation hopes to help reunite families with their missing loved ones. Please spend as much time as you like reading our Profiles and stories, sharing information, and helping out others united in their cause to locate people dear to all our hearts.
The Kristen Foundation was started in 1999 by Joan Petruski, who is dedicated to the safe return of missing and abducted adults everywhere. Thanks to her exhaustive efforts, the Foundation has raised over $200,000.00. Please take a moment of time to help out the Foundation in any way possible.
Charlotte Checkers Hockey Fundraiser
Our 2014 Hockey Fundraiser was a great success, and we would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all who support The Kristen Foundation in so many ways. Our mission cannot succeed without your help, and we thank you!
A great time at the ol' ballpark!
Our baseball fundraiser was a great success and a very fun evening! Thank you to all who came to support the Foundation. We will be one of the first groups to participate in the opening of the new stadium in spring 2014 in Charlotte, NC!
Online Donations and Payments
The Kristen Foundation is pleased to announce that we can now accept online donations and payments securely via PayPal. Simply click "Donate" on the main menu, above, then follow the instructions.
Missing Persons Toolkit
We encourage you to print the Missing Persons Toolkit, a 10 page pdf document that details what you need to know and what you can do should a friend or loved one go missing.
2nd Edition of Cookbook Coming Soon!
The 2nd edition of our fundraising cookbook, "Profiles of Hope," will be available by the end of the year. It is not only a cookbook but stories of the missing we have cared for and information about what to do when a loved one goes missing.
Photo Buttons / Personal Billboards
Please support the families of missing loved ones by wearing a personal billboard (photo button, as seen above), available at ButtonsOfHope.com. Every little bit helps
For the Love of a Child, 2nd Edition in Planning
We are now in the process of planning a second edition of the "For the Love of a Child" cookbook and welcome your photos of missing loved ones and favorite recipes to be included in the book. More Info..
Expect Miracles Bracelets!
Purchase an Expect Miracles bracelet and not only help support the search for missing persons, but raise community awareness as well. They also make great and thoughtful gifts!
For the Love of a Child; A Community's Cookbook
Help support the Kristen Foundation by purchasing "For the Love of a Child; A Community's Cookbook" a collection of 550 recipes. Proceeds benefit the families of the missing.