Published: Oct 27, 2010 6:59 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 27, 2010 3:59 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. - On Wednesday, November 10 the Sea Salt restaurant in Old Naples will host a fundraising benefit for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The event, beginning at 6:00 PM, will feature a gourmet dinner, a wine tasting, live entertainment and an auction. Proceeds from this event will support the efforts of NCMEC in Collier County to keep children safe from abduction and exploitation.

“ The work of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children could not be done without the support and generosity of people who care about children,” said Ernie Allen President and CEO of NCMEC. “ We are grateful to the Sea Salt restaurant and the Collier County community for making child safety a priority.”

NCMEC was officially established in 1984 after a series of child abductions and murders across the country raised public awareness about the need for more resources for missing and exploited children. More then 25 years later, NCMEC has become the nation’ s leading resource on these issues.

The organization has seven branch offices, including one in Naples, Florida. In addition to working with law enforcement to help find missing children and stop child sexual exploitation, NCMEC offers free educational and prevention programs in English and Spanish to help families understand the risks their children face and how they can stay

Tickets for the benefit are on sale now. For more information about the benefit or to buy tickets call (239) 566-5801.