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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do donations collected from OBF directly help youth/children in the sex trafficking industry?
The donations collected from OBF are directed to other organizations, such as New Day for Children, where the victims are helped directly. Specifically, where they can obtain medical care, counseling, education in a safe and secure (non-disclosed) location (referred to as Safe Houses).
I feel overwhelmed by all the news on sex trafficking and sex slavery. How can I partner with OBF to help bring an end (or bring awareness) to this?
Here are a few simple ways.
- We have several volunteer opportunities.
- Use this link whenever you shop on Amazon.com.
- You can donate directly here.
- Participate in OBF events and bring your friends and family.
- Share with others what you've learned and continue learning.
Is Sex Trafficking the only area that OBF is focused on helping?
Presently, yes. In an effort to maximize our current effectiveness, we believe focusing our resources on this area is how we can best help.
What media does OBF use to educate the community?
OBF uses the Internet (e.g. blogs, our websites, Social Media, etc.), print media, and Community Awareness Events to educate the community.
What are OBF and New Day for Children’s affiliation?
New Day for Children staffs and manages a safe house for victims of sex trafficking. OBF is only one funding source for New Day for Children. New Day for Children was nominated by one of our Co-Founders to be the recipient of our first gifts (fundraising via Affiliate Marketing Programs). There are many other organizations within California and across the nation who are in need of our financial assistance.
Why do the law enforcement agencies let the sex trafficking industry happen? How did it get so big so quickly?
Learn how Alameda County is addressing the problem by visiting a program of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Access our H.E.A.T. Watch toolkit, a guide to combat human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children in your own community. Find resources, templates, information and more! Create your own H.E.A.T. Watch Program so you can build your capacity to hold traffickers accountable and keep victims safe.
How much does OBF receive from Amazon and Groupon when you shop through our link?
Many retailers offer Affiliate Marketing Programs such as the ones that OBF participate in. The percentage that OBF earns is based on web traffic generated to the affiliate sites and/or the use of banner ads, which result in consumer purchases. As a general rule, it is estimated that OBF earns one percent (1%) of all purchases made from our affiliates.
All commissions (100%) earned by OBF from Amazon and/or Groupon are contributed to rehabilitation efforts for children.