Once you know the facts, doing nothing is no longer an option.
The International Labor Organization estimates that more than 4.5 million people around the world are currently victims of sexual exploitation. The majority of them are women and children.
These statistics are discouraging, but they are not insurmountable. Through abolition work, we are taking steps to stop modern-day sex slavery in its tracks and to bring holistic restoration to survivors around the world.
It’s never been easier for you to make a difference.
You can join the abolition movement and support our work to end sex trafficking by creating a personal fundraising campaign to benefit Exodus Cry.
Take action. It only takes a few minutes to start your own grassroots campaign. Decide what type of campaign you want to start (see ideas listed below), set a goal, and create your fundraising page. It’s quick and easy. And remember, every donation—large or small—helps us in the fight to end sex trafficking.
Spread the word. Share your campaign with friends, family, and followers. The fundraising application makes it easy to promote your page through social media, email, and personal correspondence.
Monitor your progress through the dashboard. As you get closer and closer to reaching your goal, imagine the impact your campaign will make in the fight against sex trafficking.
Here are some simple, but effective ways for you to raise money:
Host a Screening
By hosting a screening of the award-winning Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, you can plant the seeds of awareness while raising funds for Exodus Cry. As the complex issues surrounding sex trafficking are exposed through Nefarious, hearts are awakened and viewers are motivated to take action. The majority of Exodus Cry’s regular monthly supporters started giving at a Nefarious screening. We believe that you can have similar success with your event.
Many of our supporters use special dates that are commonly reserved for receiving gifts as opportunities to give generously. Consider forgoing birthday, Christmas, anniversary, or other special occasion gifts. Instead, ask friends and family to make a gift to Exodus Cry. All donations will support our efforts to fight human trafficking and to reach out to women and children who are waiting to be set free.
Many of our supporters have organized or participated in athletic events to raise money in support of Exodus Cry’s mission. You can use your fundraising page to organize a 5K race, walk, triathlon, basketball tournament, or other athletic event in an area of interest. Or use your page to collect pledges for your individual participation in an existing event.
Once you have registered for the event, the fundraising page makes it easy to manage your campaign. You can specify a goal, invite friends, family, and followers to participate, ask for donations, provide updates as you train, and post the results when you’re done.
Create Your Own Creative Campaign
There are many ways that you can raise funds for Exodus Cry. Each year we are inspired by the commitment and creativity of supporters who develop their own unique campaigns, invite others to join the abolition movement, and give to Exodus Cry.
What will you do?
In the past, various supporters have organized an art show, shaved their heads, grown beards, sold water balloons, held a yard sale, and more. If none of these ideas appeals to you, don’t worry. The secret is to design a campaign that works for you, set a goal, and share the information through your own fundraising page. The possibilities are endless, and your idea—in action—will be a valuable link in the movement to set the captives free.