Apr 28, 2021
Ornstein-Schuler Helps Raise Over $200,000 for Worldwide Effort to Protect Children
Since embarking on an expanded effort in December to raise needed financial resources for “Operation Underground Railroad,” (O.U.R.), Ornstein-Schuler announced today that it has now raised over $200,000 for an important non-profit organization that exists to help rescue children from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
O.U.R.’s mission is to shine a light worldwide on the global epidemic of child sex trafficking and exploitation, and in so doing rescue more children from modern-day slavery and assist law enforcement to seek justice for those who violate children. Through the international O.U.R. Ops Team, the Electronic Storage Device (ESD) K9 Program, partnerships with other NGOs and law enforcement agencies worldwide, so far in 2021 O.U.R. has supported the rescue and/or identification of over 200 survivors and arrests of over 200 perpetrators in 10 countries. O.U.R. has also continued supporting the healing journeys of hundreds of survivors worldwide.
“I cannot think of anything more important to me personally than protecting children, and especially from the evils of human trafficking,” said OSI CEO Matt Ornstein. “The OSI team is proud to support Operation Underground Railroad and thank everyone who has joined with us to raise over $200,000 for this campaign. We continue to encourage everyone to learn more about this important organization and to help fund its critical mission.”
In December, the OSI launched a new website – https://our-angels.com/ – to raise money and bring renewed attention and support for this important effort. It’s estimated that for every $1200 donated it ultimately helps one child to be rescued and returned to their family.
“We are extremely grateful to Matt Ornstein and Frank Schuler for their amazing fundraising efforts, which have allowed us to expand our work to fight human trafficking and child exploitation. Every dollar makes a significant impact because it allows us to continually meet the individual needs of survivors, empower staff at aftercare centers across the world, support law enforcement’s efforts to rescue more children, and more,” said Nate Lewis, O.U.R. VP of Development.
Human trafficking is a crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services, or commercial sex (justice.gov). Child sex trafficking has been reported in all 50 U.S. states (NCMEC). Through collaboration, we can rise together to remind the world that children are not for sale.