Giving Tuesday

This #GivingTuesday, be a champion for children

This year, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, we are proud to join #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back that follows Thanksgiving and the major shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The holiday is dedicated to harnessing the collective power of individuals, communities, and businesses to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

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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 PayPal are joining forces to match up to $7 million in funds raised for nonprofits in the U.S., including ECPAT-USA.

 

How to Get Involved

  • Make an individual donation by clicking here.

  • Create your own Facebook fundraiser to share with your network by clicking here.

    • In just three steps, you can encourage others to support our work to end child sex trafficking by creating your own Facebook fundraiser.

    • We will be giving away thank you gifts to the first ten individuals who are able to raise $500 through their personal Facebook fundraisers for ECPAT-USA.

 

What You Will Be Supporting

Your support on November 27th and every day helps ECPAT-USA work toward a world where no child is bought, sold or used for sex through developing groundbreaking research reports, empowering students to be leaders in their own communities, and creating tools that are training millions of employees in how to identify and respond to instances of exploitation.

TOGETHER, WE CAN END CHILD TRAFFICKING.

 

Join ECPAT-USA in Stopping Sex Trafficking Before It Starts This #GivingTuesday

In the past year, cases of sex trafficking have been reported in all 50 states in the U.S. So, for our #GivingTuesday campaign this year at ECPAT-USA, we wanted to focus on how we can stop these cases of sex trafficking from happening before they even start.

Our Youth Against Child Trafficking (Y-ACT) program is our largest prevention program. We believe that through empowering our primary stakeholders, America’s children, we will be able to stop child sex trafficking before it starts. Our youth program trains students to be the foremost advocates in their communities, educating them on the facts, misconceptions and risks of trafficking. Where there is education, there is prevention, and through Y-ACT, youth are able to use their voice and knowledge to educate and empower others about the issue.

“I don’t know if I can stress how lucky I feel to have been a part of the Y-ACT program,” said Ryan Onodera, a Teaching Fellow at a New York school who implemented the Y-ACT program in his classroom last year.  “I feel more aware and more appreciative of what I have.”

At the end of the 10-week program, Onodera’s students spent a few hours in a local park educating the public about the risks of sex trafficking in their community. He said that when the students approached an individual who didn’t speak English, they started translating what they had learned into Spanish.

“Some of my students, in class you see them and they can have shy tendencies: they don’t want to talk to people, they don’t want to engage,” he said. “But then you get them out in the real world in real situations, and they really shine in unexpected ways.”

All of the donations received by ECPAT-USA on #GivingTuesday will be used to expand and improve our Y-ACT program. We’re hoping to raise $7500-enough to educate and empower 100 more students.

To donate to the campaign, click here.

To learn more about the Y-ACT program, including how to bring it to your school, click here.