Barringer Road fundraisers support Ride for Missing Children

Barringer Road is in the midst of two fundraisers to support four staff who will ride in the 22nd Annual Ride for Missing Children on June 1.

Barringer Road’s Jennifer Arcuri, Mary Day, Emilie Huxley, and Colleen Reitz, will join more than four hundred other riders, all raising money for the The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children – New York/Mohawk Valley Office (NCMEC-NY/MV).

The purpose of the Ride For Missing Children (The Ride) is:

  • To honor the memory of all missing children
  • To raise public awareness of the plight of all missing and exploited children and the need for child safety education
  • To raise funds to support the missing children poster distribution, community education for the prevention of child abduction and sexual exploitation, and the mission of NCMEC-NY/MV in serving our community here and across New York State.

The Ride is a one-day, approximately 90 mile bike ride that stops at schools along our route to bring a message of safety. All participating Riders make a vow to raise a minimum of $500 and to support the mission and goals of The Ride and NCMEC-NY/MV.

Hang a Bike

Apr. 30-May 25, staff and students can purchase a paper bike for four quarters ($1.00). Students can decorate their bikes and display them in school.

Shredded Book Contestboy at counter in library. Blue gift bag, water bottle and clear canister filled with shredded paper on counter

Visitors to the Barringer library can test their literary skills by trying to guess the title of a shredded book. The book’s tiny pieces fill a clear container decorated with black glasses and a mustache. For 25 cents, students can guess the book’s title. The winner gets a Ride for Missing Children waterbottle, a chocolate bar, and the choice of a new book.

Why 25 cents?

For just 25 cents, the NCMEC can print one poster of a missing child. Hang a bike and you pay for four posters. Each shredded book guess pays for one poster. Interested in supporting the riders? Please contact Barringer Road Elementary School at 315-894-8420.