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Frequently Asked Questions


Who can start a fundraising campaign?

Anyone, anywhere, regardless of age, background and religion can start a fundraiser campaign.

How do I start a Fundraising Campaign?

Create a campaign to share with your friends family and networks. Tell them why you choose to donate to O.U.R. encourage them to learn more and get involved by donating to your campaign and sharing this campaign with others. Share the stories of O.U.R. and the rescue updates to inspire each person you know to make their donation and join the fight. If you have a skill or craft take a look at what this Woman has done with her campaign http://blog.ourrescue.org/wreaths-worth-wanting.

I wouldn't really like to start a campaign, can I just donate?

You can definitely donate to the fundraisers started by other people. We will post all fundraisers on this website and you can pick and choose where you want to donate. You can also donate to O.U.R. by becoming an abolitionist, this group is significant to helping O.U.R. fund ongoing missions.

What are some tips/tricks to creating a successful campaign?

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How are donations from YourRescue Campaigns used?

All funds raised through YourRescue go directly to O.U.R.

This is the current breakdown:

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How much does it cost to rescue a child?

Each situation is different depending on travel, research, sting set-up, working with governments, etc., but on average one operation costs about $50,000 and each operation can save anywhere from 1 to 50 children.

What happens to rescued children?

Operation Underground Railroad rescue missions are always conducted in cooperation with government authorities. As such, when children are rescued, they are under the jurisdiction of the country where they are rescued and are placed into state custody. O.U.R. works with the government authorities to place rescued children in orphanages and rehabilitation programs which are predetermined and trusted by O.U.R. If family can be located, and it is determined that the family was not complicit, the child will be returned home to their family.

What happens to criminals?

Perpetrators are arrested, tried and sentenced. We follow this process with our partners. We work with government authorities by providing evidence to assist with the investigation and prosecution of these criminals.

How do I get receipt for my tax deductible donation?

Operation Underground Railroad is a project of Child Rescue Association of North America, a non-profit organization. Therefore, all donations are tax deductible. Currently donations can be made online or by mailing a check to:

The Underground Railroad Project 700 N Valley St. Suite B Anaheim, CA 92801

For those who donate online, you will automatically receive a receipt that can be used for tax purposes. Please keep the receipt for your records. Those who mail a check will receive a receipt in the mail. If you lose or misplace your receipt, please email donations@ourrescue.org

Can I refund my money after donating to the campaign?

If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to O.U.R., we will honor your request for a refund made within 15 business days of your donation. To request a refund, call (818) 850-6146. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment, except cash donations will be returned via check. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

How can I get updates on rescue operations?

The Underground Railroad Project 700 N Valley St. Suite B Anaheim, CA 92801

Email Newsletter: Once a quarter and once or twice a month we generate an email explaining the most recent events. If you would like to receive these updates, please visit ourrescue.org home page and scroll down to the text “Sign up to receive OUR Newsletter”.

Text Updates: If you are interested in being notified when children are saved, please click this link and select “Sign Up For Text Alerts” by clicking on the mobile phone icon.

Social Media: We will also be actively posting updates on our Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts. Please follow or like us on those platforms if you wish to stay involved day-to-day.