Bronx children get ID-ed at National Child Identification Day events
(05/22/04) SOUNDVIEW - Saturday was National Child Identification Day. Volunteers around The Bronx made sure as many Bronx kids as possible were enrolled in the Child ID drive, also known as the CHIP Program (CHild Identification Program.)
The CHIP Program is a free community service initiative aimed at helping parents protect their kids if they ever go missing. Volunteers at Holy Cross School in Soundview spent Saturday fingerprinting kids and providing parents with videotapes of their children.
In the event of an emergency, parents also had special ID kits prepared to assist police. Law enforcement officers use these kits to find more than 1 million children from different parts of the country every year.