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About the
ZOE Rescue
Walk

Held May 1-31, 2022, ZOE International’s Rescue Walk to End Child Trafficking calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against child trafficking.

While there is no fee to register for the ZOE Rescue Walk all participants are encouraged to join in helping raise awareness about the atrocities of human trafficking as well as raise funds that help ZOE International’s teams worldwide respond to the most critical needs of children - whether it’s preventing vulnerable children from being trafficked or supporting rescue operations or survivor restoration.

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How to participate this year!

Follow these simple steps to join this year’s
ZOE Rescue Walk to End Child Trafficking.

Step 1

Register and download the ZOE Rescue walk App.

Step 2

Set a personal fundraising and walking goal.

Step 3

Walk individually or rally your friends and family together to create a team.

Step 4

During the month of May, use the App to plan your strategy and schedule your messages to your friends and family.

Download
the official
mobile app

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Form a team with your friends and family!

Inspire each other as you work as a team to cross the finish line.

Create a Team

Create a church or corporate team

Support your employees and their family members who may have been impacted by trafficking by creating a ZOE Rescue Walk Team. Plus, it’s a fun way to engage with your community.

Donate

You don't have to walk to be part of the ZOE Rescue Walk family. Give online to support the ZOE Rescue Walk participants in your community.

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FAQs

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Where is the ZOE Rescue Walk held?

This year, the ZOE Rescue Walk will be a virtual awareness walk, instead of a live, in-person walk. You can walk in your community, your neighborhood, your backyard, or on a treadmill! Or even create a team and track your miles walked.

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How do I register?

It’s free to register for the ZOE Rescue Walk! First Register at www.zoerescuewalk.com.

Download the “ZOE Rescue Walk” App in the Google Play or Apple Store, where you will fundraise and track your mileage. Set up your profile, and begin strategizing your fundraising plan. The ZOE Rescue Walk App connects to your wearable device and easily tracks your distance.

Walk in your neighborhoods, city or hit the treadmill. Ask your community and friends to support your walk and fundraising goals via email and social media.

Once you register to walk, we will provide you with an online community to share your achievements, social media stickers, email prompts, stories to share, and everything you need to spread the word about how you are taking steps to help end child trafficking.

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Is there a cost to register?

No, the ZOE Rescue Walk is free! We encourage each participant to raise a minimum of $250. For every participant who raises at least $100, you will receive a commemorative ZOE Rescue Walk t-shirt. Every participant who raises at least $250 will receive a commemorative ZOE Rescue Walk sweatshirt. Every participant who raises $500+ will receive a commemorative ZOE Rescue Walk t-shirt, sweatshirt, and ZOE stickers.

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How far should I walk?

We're recommending that you set a goal within the month that will challenge you - 5, 10, 15 miles, or even 40 miles to represent the number of humans trafficked globally.

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Can my whole family walk?

Yes! The ZOE Rescue Walk is set up for families to walk, however, it will only track the participant's distance who registers.

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What app do I download?

The ZOE Rescue Walk App is available for Apple (iPhone & iPad) and Android devices. Search “ZOE Rescue Walk” in the App store or Google Play store to download. Once you register and create a login, the app connects to your wearable device to track your distance walked. It also tracks your fundraising goals and connects you or your team to the ZOE Rescue Walk Leaderboard.

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Can my church/business form a team?

Yes! A great way to support your employees and their family members who may have been impacted by trafficking is by creating a ZOE Rescue Walk Team. Plus, it’s a fun way to engage with your community and bring awareness to child trafficking.

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I'm not in the USA. Can I still participate?

Yes! ZOE International has operations in the US, Japan, Mexico, Australia, and Thailand. Currently, the ZOE Rescue Walk app is only in English. However, all funds raised will support the ZOE location within the country that the participant is walking.

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Will there be a live ZOE Rescue walk event?

No. ZOE friends can now participate in the ZOE Rescue Walk, globally. If you are already an avid walker, this event is perfect for you! During the month of May, gather your friends and family and organize walks within your community or neighborhood. Track your distance, take photos and upload to the ZOE Rescue Walk community. Cheer other teams on and rally together to bring awareness to child trafficking!

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Do I have to walk to participate?

You don’t have to walk to be part of the ZOE Rescue Walk family. Make an online donation to support the ZOE walk participants in your community.

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Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! ZOE International is a 501(c)3 organization. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for your donation to ZOE, as long as your name is linked to the donation and you give it directly to ZOE. If you give cash and would like a tax-deductible receipt, you must include a note with the cash donation that lists your name, address, and gift amount.

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Where does the money raised go?

Every dollar raised supports ZOE International's programs. Funds are used to help all our teams worldwide respond to the most critical needs whether it’s rescue operations or supporting survivor restoration.

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Can I donate by check?

Yes, you can donate by check! To ensure the fundraiser gets credit for your donation, please write their name on the memo line of the check or include a note specifying that your donation is for _______'s fundraiser.

You can mail the check directly to ZOE International at:
ZOE International
℅: ZOE’s Rescue Walk
PO Box 221510
Santa Clarita, CA 91322
Please be sure to make the check out to "ZOE International”

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I gave by check, but am not seeing my donation on the fundraising page. How do I ensure it gets attributed to the right person?

Check donations take a bit longer to process than credit card gifts, but these check gifts will be added to the fundraisers' page once we receive the check at ZOE. It is also important to note the name of the fundraiser you are supporting in the memo line of the check or on a note included with the check donation so that they get credit for your donation!

Still have questions? We'd be happy to help. Email Karen Miyamoto, ZOE International Donor Relations Manager, or by phone at 661-255-7963 from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM PST

MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is believed to be the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise and is an estimated
$150 billion-a-year global industry.

there are roughly 40.3 million enslaved today26% are children14.5K - 17.5K victims are trafficked into the U.S. annually

Definition

Human trafficking is the “recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of a person, by means of the threat of use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. (1)Exploitation includes sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, servitude, or the removal of organs.

(1)  United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Thereto, 2000

What is
child trafficking?

Child trafficking is the abuse of children for profit. It includes the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons who are under the age of 18 years for the purpose of exploitation. Many cases of child trafficking have involved the following.

1 in 4 victims
of trafficking
are children.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) is believed to be the most prevalent form of child trafficking.

Some young victims are marketed for sex on street corners or in clubs; others are advertised online. Still others are exploited for profit within their own homes.Traffickers prey on children as young as nine years of age. They target minors through social media, at after-school programs, at malls, at bus stations, in clubs, and through friends or acquaintances who recruit students on school campuses.

It’s happening now.
Around the world and in our own communities.
We must work together to end this atrocity.

Your Dollars
at Work

When you participate in the ZOE Rescue Walk, the funds you raise fuel the mission of ZOE International and help prevent and protect vulnerable children from being trafficked and support the critical needs of the children we serve. Every dollar counts.

ZOE works to PREVENT the horrors of child trafficking through educational programs, raising awareness in communities, and equipping local advocates in communities that can provide protection to vulnerable children and families.

ZOE works to RESCUE children caught in trafficking by collaborating in rescues alongside law enforcement agencies, and anti-trafficking task forces across the globe. ZOE also works to identify, and protect child victims of human trafficking and assist children through prosecution and citizenship processes.

ZOE works to RESTORE the lives of child survivors by providing them with medical care, various therapies, education, vocational training, and transitional programs into adulthood.

Take your fundraising on the go with the ZOE Rescue Walk app!

Request donations, schedule messages, thank your donors, and build your team all from your phone!

Participants who download the ZOE Rescue Walk App will raise 2.8x more on average compared to those who don’t!

Where To Find It

The ZOE Rescue Walk App is available for Apple (iPhone & iPad) and Android devices. Search “ZOE Rescue Walk” in the App store or Google Play store to download. Once you register and create a login, the app connects to your wearable device to track your distance walked. It also tracks your fundraising goals and connects you or your team to the ZOE Rescue Walk Leaderboard.

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Together, we have taken

222,222

miles to help end child trafficking

ADD YOUR MILES NOW!

Join us by downloading the ZOE Rescue Walk  App!

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