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 3+ people on your team
· Raise at least $250 individually
All team captains will be invited to a walk kick-off event and will receive special ZOE merch.
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.
Fundraising is vital to the success of ZOE’s Rescue Walk. Raising funds requires a team commitment. Donations help bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking and ensure children and families are educated and protected from being trafficked.
With millions of children being trafficked and lured by exploiters every day chances are high your friends and family have been impacted by this crime. Below are some fundraising tools to use so you can exceed your team’s fundraising goals.
ZOE Rescue Walk Team Captain Guide
ZOE Rescue Walk Creative Team Names
ZOE Rescue Walk App Features - Quick Guide
ZOE Rescue Walk Tips for Virtual Fundraising