Three dollars

Hey guys, the Charley Project is asking you for something: three dollars.

For three dollars a month, less than the price of a McDonald’s milkshake, you can help maintain one of the largest, most detailed missing persons databases online, a major tool for getting the information out there about cold cases.

If everyone who viewed the Charley Project on a daily basis donated just three dollars each month, that would be enough that the administrator could keep it as a full-time job and not have to cut back on missing persons work.

In exchange, this important tool can still be used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world, including law enforcement, journalists, podcasters, missing persons’ families, bloggers, amateur sleuths, and more.

If you can only afford to give two dollars or one dollar, that’s fine. If you can give more, terrific—any amount is appreciated.

You can use PayPal to donate to If you go to any Charley Project casefile, the PayPal button is at the top. Type in the amount, check the box that says “make this a monthly donation” and follow the steps.

It’s very easy and very, very much appreciated.

87 thoughts on “Three dollars

  1. marsyao May 2, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    Your donate link does not really works, I click the link, I was directed to a page displaying a simple message “Your donation was already completed.”

      • Ava Braun October 7, 2019 / 10:24 pm

        Meaghan,with you getting all of these donations won’t hurt your social security benefits will it? But, come to think of it, this is better since you are now evidently able to work full time with all of this money paying you a great wage you will become a free working woman. And that will be so much better than being stuck on the government dole. I was just worried about you losing your benefits but now I am not sinse I thought it throo.

      • Meaghan October 7, 2019 / 10:26 pm

        I’m not receiving any benefits.

    • Ashleigh April 13, 2021 / 10:45 am

      Must agree, having trouble with the link.
      Not to mention is there any other way I can donate beside paypal?

      • Ashleigh April 13, 2021 / 10:51 am

        Nevermind, figured it all out. Sorry about that. Just ignore my comment 😂 lol

    • Caro le April 22, 2021 / 1:43 pm

      Has anyone checked out if this is a leg I ate site and have you researched that these funds you are sending are indeed going into this project. I would suggest you check it out or ask Meaghan for documented proof of legitimacy. My brother in law, an attorney suggested this. I smell a rat something is fishy.

      • Johnna Toldyouso April 25, 2021 / 8:26 pm

        Thanks for asking; and Meaghan for responding with links!

      • Jackie December 27, 2021 / 5:09 pm

        My first time here. There sure is some nasty people on here

      • Pamela December 24, 2022 / 12:34 am

        Caro, all it takes is a brief perusal of this site and of these blogs over the years to know this is legitimate. You clearly had not done that.

      • Patricia Hamilton May 22, 2023 / 8:18 pm

        You smell something fishy?? Have you just crawled from under a rock? The Charley Project is one of the most known missing persons websites there is. You should probably research before you comment such negative things that could potentially deter people from donating to such an important and very much needed project.

  2. marsyao May 2, 2019 / 3:53 pm

    Just sent you $3, you will get my $3 every month Megahan

      • Darla December 30, 2019 / 10:53 pm

        Who does this money go to and what is being done with this Money???

      • Meaghan December 30, 2019 / 10:55 pm

        It pays for my website expenses (internet, subscriptions for my research, cost for web hosting etc), and my rent and gas etc so I can keep doing this full time.

    • Ann Parent October 7, 2020 / 7:22 am

      Who are you talking about?

  3. Lucy Ivana May 2, 2019 / 9:31 pm

    I set up $5 monthly

      • WHITEOWL October 28, 2021 / 7:42 am

        Meaghan, I really don’t understand why people question $3 and where it’s going. I mean your doing this for a great cause and I admire you for that. That being said, I would like your advice on how to start a blog on missing or unsolved cases.
        Thank you

  4. sarahdirks May 4, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    Also donated. Thank you so much for everything you do.

  5. Tiff May 8, 2019 / 2:20 am

    What about setting up a Patreon for more exposure and aggregating supporters?

    • Meaghan May 8, 2019 / 8:42 am

      Yeah, it’s on my list. The problem is I’m not sure what to offer for rewards.

      • lz May 22, 2019 / 10:17 am

        Just spitballing here – access to your list of “to add” cases and ability to request ones be moved higher on the list, ability to request (quicker) updates for one case a month or something. Ability to request themes of the month, ability to choose the featured cases.. I’m drawing a blank after that.

  6. Jim_M May 8, 2019 / 6:08 am

    Thank you so much for all that you do Meaghan!

  7. Marcy May 8, 2019 / 12:24 pm

    Doesn’t seem to be working now. I’m getting an error message.

    • Meaghan May 8, 2019 / 12:27 pm

      Strange. I tried with both my computer and my phone, on Chrome and Safari, and it’s working for me. It does give a “prove you’re not a robot” thing though.

  8. Sarah May 8, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    Done. It makes me happy to be able to help in some way. You do amazing work!

  9. George May 8, 2019 / 8:40 pm

    I want to contribute but I don’t have Paypal. Is there another way? Kind regards, George

  10. christine meyer May 10, 2019 / 2:19 pm

    Absolutely Meaghan, happy to help you out, you do an amazing job!

      • Rhonda Poirier March 11, 2020 / 12:08 pm

        There is a photo of drawing of my brother, Vernon Kenneth Nash Jr. Who was lost at sea on Jan 1985, that picture looks nothing like my brother at all!!!!!

  11. Leslie Tollefson May 14, 2019 / 4:48 pm

    Done! I can’t add anything that hasn’t already been said. Stay strong, girl!

  12. LKN May 15, 2019 / 11:34 am

    Done! Thank you giving so much of yourself. You are an amazing person!

  13. raine May 20, 2019 / 7:47 am

    i set up a monthly donation of 5 dollars — thank you so much for doing what you do!

  14. Mia May 21, 2019 / 1:41 pm

    I set up my recurring donation! How’s the progress going with it?

    • Meaghan May 21, 2019 / 1:42 pm

      I’m making more money than I did in my previous job at Walmart.

      • Mia May 21, 2019 / 8:31 pm

        That’s awesome, although I’m not surprised. I worked at Walmart for a short time in high school and it was awful.

      • Meaghan May 21, 2019 / 8:32 pm

        It is indeed terrible. I worked full time and sometimes brought home just $150 a week.

        Thanks for your donation!

  15. Jenny May 22, 2019 / 3:34 pm

    Thank you for all you do, I have an old high school friend that is on your website. You are very appreciated, I donated.

  16. Rose Ann Drown June 10, 2019 / 9:23 am

    I am Raymond Keneth Drown’s sister Rose..Do y o u have any idea where he is.I was thinking he may be in an institution overmedicated and unavailable to family because an adult.Do you have a phone contact.I am

    • Jan Zschach May 7, 2022 / 10:51 am

      This could be true Rose Ann. Worked mental health 90s and we had a few people who were found at the bus depot by police & they would end up in hosp. B/C of HIPPA no info can be given from local mental health agencies or hosps. Probate Court possibly give info but I dont know about the change in laws. The hosp dont want to keep people now days. 3 days at most. Good luck in finding your missing loved one.

  17. Denice June 22, 2019 / 2:06 am

    Sending you money monthly. Thanks much

  18. Kristen King June 28, 2019 / 10:41 am

    I have set up a $3 monthly donation. Thank you for all you do!

  19. SHARI KIZZIAR August 6, 2019 / 7:14 pm

    I set up a monthly payment but I can’t get in from different devices (like my phone) as the new device doesn’t know I am submitting 3 dollars already…

  20. Drew valenti August 23, 2019 / 12:56 pm

    This is Charley kid thanks you all for helping me try and find my mom I appreciate you all

  21. Laura September 19, 2019 / 4:19 am

    Thank you for everything you do for the missing people and their families, I set up a monthy donation of 10 dollars

  22. June September 19, 2019 / 1:07 pm

    Thank you for everything you do for all these families. I just donated 20.00.

  23. David B October 16, 2019 / 10:00 pm

    just curious, is every donation automatically a recurring monthly donation? (i would like to help out, but not sure if i could do it every month)

    • Meaghan October 16, 2019 / 10:01 pm

      No, there’s a checkbox to make it a recurring donation, and you can check or uncheck it as you like.

  24. Cattt November 10, 2019 / 9:44 pm

    I just donated $9 bucks! I feel like I’ve been with Charley forever! Thank you, Meaghan, for always working on the site!

    • Meaghan November 10, 2019 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you! It was a very kind note too.

  25. kitlat November 13, 2019 / 1:07 am

    Reblogged this on My Social Issue Awareness and Action Blog and commented:
    A lot of cold cases have been solved through the use of tools like these-set up by everyday people. If we could all contribute the cost of a grande frappucino…

  26. pshinn01 January 21, 2020 / 4:50 am

    My cousin was kidnapped in Midland, Texas – you have information that I would like to see but keep getting a request for a donation. I just made a donation but still can’t get to her information. Please advise how to proceed with this blog.

    From what I’ve seen, there is so much junk stated about her that’s not true.

    • Meaghan January 21, 2020 / 8:51 am

      You shouldn’t see the donation window more than once, regardless of if you donated; I’m not sure what’s going on there. Are you using the same device each time?

      What’s your cousin’s name? I can look her up for you.

  27. Courtney February 6, 2020 / 11:05 am

    Donated! Thank you for all you do!

  28. Marie February 10, 2020 / 12:43 pm

    Are there any investigators on the Simon Lastrapes case?

  29. Zeeshan Sagheer March 15, 2020 / 9:04 am

    Hi Meaghan ! I was willing to send you 10$ a month from now on but somehow I couldn’t find my country in the list, if there’s any other way to donate with my debit card let me know please ?

    • Meaghan March 15, 2020 / 10:48 am

      What country do you live in?

  30. Rosanne cloutier August 4, 2020 / 10:43 am

    I am in there .. i will support this its worth $3.00 s month

    • Meaghan August 4, 2020 / 10:43 am

      Thank you so much.

      • Rubye Frazier May 31, 2023 / 5:06 pm

        I will donate the end of the week. I didn’t know about this. One of these cases is my my ex- students mother. I will definitely help.

  31. Ann Parent October 7, 2020 / 7:22 am

    Who are you talking about?

  32. R in NYC July 7, 2021 / 1:01 pm

    Hey Meghan you should do cash app for one time donations.

  33. Stephen Cook July 27, 2021 / 11:49 am

    I was the first detective to respond to reports of Marguerite “Peggy ” Mayden being missing. I would like to know any and all info gathered on that case. Thank you.

  34. RITA JUMALON August 9, 2021 / 1:49 pm

    I am almost 80 & have o idea how long I will exist, so I make one payment. You do a great job. Thank you.

  35. Chris August 25, 2021 / 10:25 pm

    I’d like to contribute, but don’t feel comfortable making online payments (I’m not too great at computer related security). Is there a way that I could send you a money order?

  36. Robert Anthony Sikes November 9, 2021 / 9:02 am

    Okay so I just learned of all the work Meagan has been doing, and it’s kind of sick for people to question legitimacy for something that’s been being run for a while now. Three dollars a month is less than any of you have ever paid a month ever. Money is a little tight right this moment but Meagan in about a month or so you can count me in for 15 a month. I cant see anything more important to help fund.

  37. Erin Shade April 13, 2022 / 12:01 am

    Hey…donated $3 on my phone….just switching to laptop Thanks E Shade

  38. D. S. April 26, 2022 / 7:45 pm

    Just donated to this incredible cause on behalf of Night Owl Reconnaissance.

    Thank you Charley Project for what you do!

    • Meaghan April 26, 2022 / 7:50 pm

      I appreciate your donation and compliments! Very kind of you.

  39. Kathy a stevens October 8, 2022 / 8:10 pm

    There is a mistake on my friend
    Name Edward warren Smith birthday the correct birthday
    Is Aug 2,1962
    Vs the year of 1963
    Can you please correct it if possible ?
    Thank you
    I was his high school
    Best friend. Name kathy a stevens
    I still miss him very much !

  40. Emily Vickers March 5, 2023 / 6:25 pm

    Do you have cashapp ? Would like to send donation.

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