Portland, Oregon resident Dominic O’Dierno is the CEO of Amare, LLC. Outside of managing the firm which assists start-ups, Dominic O’Dierno supports the advocacies of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).
Established in 1984, NCMEC aims to reduce child sexual exploitation and victimization and to find missing children. In a September 2020 release issued on its website, NCMEC announced its continued partnership with popular clothing retailer Old Navy to host safety events throughout the year.
The collaboration began 10 years ago and has expanded to places all around the US, Canada, and Mexico. These events can make for a fun, but informative trip to Old Navy. At the safety events, children are given child IDs, photos with local heroes, and coloring books. They also get to interact with K-9 units.
In addition to these safety events, the retailer is already a sponsor of one of NCMEC’s events, the Code Adam program which has established protocols for employees in the event that a child goes missing in a store.