PROTECTS PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES
AROUND THE WORLD FROM
MODERN-DAY SLAVERY AND
In 2001, Dave Batstone discovered that his favorite Bay Area restaurant had been the center of a local human trafficking ring that forcefully brought hundreds of teenagers from India into the United States.
He realized this was part of a growing international issue affecting every industry and corner of the earth. From there, Batstone wrote the book Not For Sale in 2007, and our organization was born.
We offer professional culinary training to survivors of human trafficking in Amsterdam. Trainees are taught to prepare soup that is sold to women working in the brothels of the surrounding Red Light District.
During their culinary internships, survivors gain valuable job and life skills that will help them find dignified employment in their home countries. After the women graduate from the culinary training, Not For Sale works to place them in jobs or paid internships throughout Amsterdam.
Not For Sale has developed a scholarship program to provide housing, school fees, supplies and emotional support for vulnerable children in rural parts of Peru. We created community gardens in six schools to educate students, teachers and family members on the importance of proper nutrition while creating self-sufficiency.
We also provides artisan training and small business workshops for hundreds of women in the Amazon. The women develop self esteem while learning marketable trades and skill sets.
Our Reinvent program is designed to prepare disconnected youth (18-24) affected by trafficking, exploitation and related traumas for work in the Bay Area’s booming industries.
The students attended four weeks of work-readiness training and life-skills coaching. After finishing, graduates of the program are placed in paid traineeships within Not For Sale’s network of Bay Area businesses, such as St. Clare coffee shop, and Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.
Our Thailand project, lead by Kru Nam, constructed and expanded a children’s home, which offers shelter and long-term housing for youth rescued from exploitation. We provide the children safety, stability, nutritious meals and medical care.
Not For Sale enrolls all children in primary, secondary or university education. We expanded the home to include a library and computer center. We provide a variety of life skills to equip the children to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community such as growing an organic farm.
Not For Sale rehabilitates and repatriates survivors trafficked from dozens of countries. We provide short and long-term housing, extensive medical care and counseling. Through legal support, we help survivors obtain identification documents or immigration status and assistance taking action against traffickers in court.
At our children’s home, we work to prevent up to 100 children from poor, marginalized and at-risk communities from being recruited and trafficked. We offer them a stable, supportive and transitional environment.
Not For Sale partners with Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation in Hanoi. We help rescue street boys who spend most of their time in cheap internet cafes. They are contacted by pedophiles online at these cafes.
We help provide long-term care, shelter, educational opportunities for the kids. We offer crisis care to kids on the street 24/7, from emergency shelter and health care, to food and clothes. We also plan for their future development by providing them job training.
Not For Sale
2225 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
tel. (650) 560-9990