Published: Oct 07, 2012 10:48 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 07, 2012 10:56 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Every year more than 800,000 children go missing in the U.S. The National Child ID Program is working to provide parents with the proper tools, in the event of a real-life nightmare.

Masonic Centers across Florida are holding events, in hopes of reaching as many families as possible.

On Saturday, October 13th from 9 AM to 3 PM, volunteers will be on hand taking photos, fingerprints, and other identifying information for parents to keep on a CD to hand over to authorities if a child should go missing.

Law enforcement will be on hand and activities will be provided for children at the Southwest Florida Masonic Center.