Many people believe that human trafficking is just an overseas problem, but it's not. It's happening in cities and suburbs known to be traditionally safe. Three of the thirteen cities that the FBI has identified as "high intensity" for child sex trafficking are located in California - Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.*
The purpose of the ZOE Rescue Walk is to raise funds and bring awareness to the issue of child trafficking. All funds raised will support ZOE International's work to rescue and restore the lives of children who are victims of human trafficking.
Learning about human trafficking is a critical first step. To be a strong advocate, you must first learn the facts.
Our children deserve to be protected. If even one child is saved from a lifetime of trauma from being trafficked, we have done our job!
*Office of the Inspector General, Department of Justice, 2009
Become a Team Captain:
· Recruit 2-10+ people on your team
· Set a fundraising and walking goal for your team. (Minimum $250 each person.)
·Team Goal: $1,500 – if team goal is reached team will be invited to a special VIP Human Trafficking Training presentation with experts in the field. Team Captain will also receive a commemorative ZOE gift.
Top teams and individuals go above and beyond to provide hope, inspire action and help ZOE International's teams respond to the most critical needs of children who are at risk of or who have been trafficked.
Nationally, we’ll recognize the Top 10 Teams and the Top 10 Individuals overall who raise the most money. Both groups will receive an award at the end of the walk, along with recognition on ZOE's Facebook page!
After individual fundraising is tallied, participants will receive an email with information about their gift level and how to redeem ZOE Rescue Walk swag.
Please note, gifts are not cumulative.
Raise $100 and Become a
There are roughly 40.3 million enslaved today and 26% are children. A child’s life is worth protecting. Every dollar raised through the ZOE Rescue Walk gets us one step closer to ending child trafficking.
Pacesetters are team members and individuals who raise $100 or more
As a special thank you for fundraising, each ZOE Pacesetter receives:
A commemorative ZOE Rescue Walk t-shirt
Raise $250 and receive a commemorative ZOE Rescue Walk sweatshirt!
All rewards will be sent directly to qualifying participants by mail or picked up at ZOE’s headquarters, in Santa Clarita.
Registered participants should visit their participant center within the app to ensure their correct address is on file.
Lead by example: Make a self-donation to show your commitment to the cause.
Update your personal fundraising webpage with your story — your reason for participating in the ZOE Rescue Walk.
Send pre-written emails from your participant center located in the app to ask for support from friends, family, and coworkers.
Organize walk meet-up times with your friends throughout the month of May.
Let your community know you are walking to end child trafficking. Right click and save any of these images or download additional images, videos and email templates on our Google Drive. Awareness are critical first steps to end child trafficking.
Use the following social media recruitment graphics to announce your participation in the ZOE Rescue Walk and inspire friends and family to join your team!