Everton are backing an appeal for missing fans to make a safe return to their families in 2014.
The Club is supporting Missing People, an independent charity which offers a lifeline when a loved one disappears, and will show an appeal film at Goodison Park at the FA Cup tie against QPR on 4 January.
The club will help Missing People, using its social media channels to communicate appeals for local missing people and is encouraging supporters to get behind the appeal by using the hashtag #EFCsearching on Twitter.
A 2013 report showed 14,672 missing persons incidents were reported to Merseyside Police over 12 months, and the charity is keen to raise awareness of the 250,000 people who go missing in the UK each year, 140,000 of whom are children.
Jo Youle, Missing People Chief Executive said: “We’re extremely fortunate to have this sort of support from a club like Everton and hope to harness the power of supporters to help us search for missing people.
"We urge anyone in the area to take to Twitter and Facebook, follow @missingpeople and use the hashtag #EFCsearching to help us reunite missing people with their loved ones.”
Kate McCann, Ambassador for the charity Missing People, will formally attend the match to help raise awareness of the search for missing people in the area.