This #GivingTuesday, You Can Help End Child Trafficking

This year, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, we are proud to join #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and businesses to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities.


For this special day of giving, we are calling on our strongest supporters to partner with us in ending child trafficking in New York City and across the country. To celebrate and encourage generosity nationwide, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are joining forces to match up to $2 million in funds raised for nonprofits in the U.S., including ECPAT-USA.

Donations to ECPAT-USA made through Facebook’s charitable giving tools on November 28 will be matched up to $50,000 or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button. Facebook is also waiving its fees for donations made this #GivingTuesday to help supporters' contributions go even further. Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide this opportunity until $2 million has been matched for nonprofits nationwide, so ECPAT supporters are encouraged to give early.


How to Get Involved

  • Create a Fundraiser, post or go Live: Visit, click “Raise Money” and select ECPAT-USA for your fundraiser.

  • Post: Write a post and tag ECPAT-USA. You’ll see a prompt to add a donate button after you post.

  • Live: Tap “Live” at the top of your News Feed and click “Add Donate Button” from the menu. Click and Donate: Find ECPAT-USA on Facebook and donate directly to end child trafficking.



What You Will Be Supporting


This matching announcement comes at a critical time in the movement to end child trafficking and exploitation. ECPAT-USA is currently advocating for legislation to prevent the online abuse of children, an alarming and growing problem. We are also educating youth to become leaders on this issue in their own communities and engaging with the travel industry to better recognize and prevent trafficking on the front line.

Your support means that we can advance the fight to address this pressing human rights issue and continue our vital programs—without interruption—to protect our most vulnerable population from this unconscionable crime.