MATCH children who live North Carolina are scattered across the state. The average distance they must travel to Raleigh for a visit is about 125 miles one way. Not only is the cost of gas and food along the way an added expense for financially strapped families, but the trip often takes all day.
MATCH provides money to caregiver to pay for gas when this is needed. When caregivers cannot bring children, volunteers step in to drive the children to Raleigh.
Some children now live with caregivers who live in other states. Match currently has children who live in California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and New York.
MATCH brings out-of-state children and a caregiver to Raleigh twice each year by plane, train, or bus. They stay in a local hotel and are given transportation to the prison for visits each day they are here. Many of these children would never see their mothers without this assistance.