FAQ's

 

 

GENERAL INFO

A21 DONATION
 

Q: Where does my money go?

A: Your donation supports A21's anti-trafficking work in 12 countries including:

  • national hotlines to help identify victims to be rescued
  • freedom centers that provide comprehensive aftercare for survivors
  • expert training for law enforcement and justice system professionals
  • child advocacy centers to assist in the prosecution of human traffickers
  • educational curriculum to warn youth about the dangers and methods of human traffickers
  • awareness campaigns to equip communities to identify and report potential instances of human trafficking

    Click here to make a donation today and support our work to address the issue of human trafficking.

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / A21 INFORMATION

 

Q: How can I learn more about Human Trafficking?

A: Visit our Human Trafficking page. There you will find statistics, information, and resources to better equip you in knowing the ins and outs of human trafficking. On this page, you will also find access to Resource Lines (at the bottom of the page) that have been set up for the safety and protection of potential victims. On our Human Trafficking page there is more information about what our organization is doing to fight human trafficking. You can also check out our social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date on what A21 is doing around the world. 

 

Q: Where can I find more information about A21 as an organization?

A:  Visit our about section on our website. Here you will find more information about A21, our solution for abolishing slavery, and where we work.

 


GET INVOLVED

GENERAL QUESTIONS


Q: How can I help?

A:  There are many ways to become an abolitionist. Check out our  page for ways you can take action now.

 

Q: How do I get involved?

A: We are so excited about your interest in spreading awareness about human trafficking. There are many ways for you to get involved with A21. You can apply to volunteer at one of our 14 offices around the world, or you can join the global community of A-Teams and begin taking action in your community right now! To apply to volunteer at an office, visit A21.org/Volunteer. To find out more about A-Teams and how you can stay involved with A21, visit .

 

VOLUNTEER


Q: How can I volunteer in an A21 office?

A: Check out our volunteer page to apply for our program, or send us an email for direct questions: volunteer@a21.org.

 

Q: Do you offer internships?

A:  A21 does not offer internships. However, we do offer a volunteer program. If our volunteer program meets the requirements of a school's internship program, A21 is happy to work with the school to ensure the student receives credit for their course.  

 

A-TEAMS

Q: What are A-Teams and what do they do?

A:  Throughout the year, A-Teams is the best way for you to get involved and support the global mission of A21 by taking action locally. A-Teams work to reach the vulnerable through education and awareness events, rescue victims through identification, and restore survivors through raising funds to help victims live independently. By joining A-Teams, you will receive next steps and resources that will equip you to do all of these things and become part of the solution. Click here to join A-Teams today!

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


Q:
Are there any job or employment opportunities available?

A: At this time, we do not have any employment opportunities.  

If you are interested in volunteering in any of our offices, please visit the volunteer page on our website. You can also  join the global community of A-Teams and begin taking action in your community right now! Click here for more information about A-Teams. 

 

HELPING SURVIVORS / VISITING A SHELTER


Q:
 Can I send letters to survivors? And if yes, where can I mail them?

A: We would love for you to write a letter or card to the survivors in our restoration facilities. Some ideas of what to write are:

  • Words of encouragement.
  • Let them know you are thinking of/praying for them
  • Anything to cheer them up and let them know you believe in them and their ability to overcome.

All letters and cards should be sent to our USA or Greece office, where they will be screened and forwarded to the survivors in our shelter. Please address your letter generically (ie. ‘Dear Beautiful’ or ‘Dear Friend’).

The USA & Greece locations are currently the offices distributing cards to survivors.

  • USA: The A21 Campaign 2781 W. MacArthur Blvd  Ste B #605 Santa Ana, CA 92704
  • Greece: The A21 Campaign P.O. Box 10218 TK 54110 Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Q: Can I send gifts to the survivors in the shelters?

A: Yes, we ask that anyone with a desire to provide gifts, clothing or sanitary items for the survivors in our shelters to send gift cards such as: Target, Ikea, Visa, etc. to the closest office between USA or Greece. Gifts can be mailed to:

  • USA:  The A21 Campaign 2781 W. MacArthur Blvd  Ste B #605 Santa Ana, CA 92704
  • Greece: The A21 Campaign P.O. Box 10218 TK 54110 Thessaloniki, Greece   

 

Q: Can I visit an A21 shelter?

A: While we appreciate your desire to personally visit our shelters, we do not allow this for a number of reasons. We want to protect the confidentiality and privacy of the survivors in our shelters. The survivors in our shelters are often suffering from trauma related to psychological and emotional issues, and are not in a position to cope with visitors. Due to the criminal nature of human trafficking, we do not disclose the locations of our shelters.

 

Q: Do you offer short-term mission trips?

A:  Our shelter programs do not allow short visits or mission trips at this time, as both our shelters and transition homes work directly with victims of human trafficking who require consistency and stability throughout the aftercare process. We feel it is in the best interest of survivors in our care to have the same people around them during their journey of healing, which is why we only allow staff members and local, long-term volunteers to assist in the shelters. 

 

PARTNERSHIPS / DONATIONS


MAKING A FINANCIAL DONATION

 

Q: How can I make a donation?

A: Sponsor Freedom (regular monthly giving) and one-time gifts can be made using a credit card or debit card on our website, here. Checks can also be sent to:

A21
2781 W. MacArthur Blvd
Ste B #605
Santa Ana, CA 92704


For more enquires please contact one of our offices, here.

 

 

Q: Where does my money go?

A: We are an 80/20 organization. That means that 80% of money donated to A21 provides crucial funds for addressing the issue of human trafficking and 20% goes towards administrative functions across the globe. We are committed to ensuring that the funds we have been entrusted with are used effectively to abolish slavery.

Here are some practical ways A21 provides victim assistance:

  • Dental care
  • Doctor visits
  • Hygiene
  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clothing
  • Miscellaneous dependent on personal survivor's needs for their physical and emotional well-being. 


Donations are accepted with the understanding that A21 has complete control and administration over the use of the donated funds.

Click here to make a donation today and support our work to address the issue of human trafficking.

 

 

Q: I am a federal employee, are you a member of the CFC?

A: Yes, our CFC number is #11254 

 

 

RECEIPTS / TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS


Q: Can I receive a donor receipt?

A: Please contact the office nearest you to ensure your donation was successful.

When donating by check or direct debit, a receipt will be issued to the email and physical address you provide.

 

 

Q: Is my giving tax-deductible?

A: Yes, A21 operates under three legal entities to facilitate donations and we will issue you a tax-deductible receipt corresponding to the particular entity you donated to.

When donating in American dollars (USD), the ensuing financial transaction is between the user and The A21 Campaign Inc, a nonprofit public benefit corporation in the United States of America with tax exemption status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax ID number (EIN) is 263442008. Donations are tax deductible in America as allowed by law.

When donating in Australian dollars (AUD), the ensuing financial transaction is between the user and The A21 Campaign Limited, a public company limited by guarantee in Australia and a registered Deductible Gift Recipient. Our tax ID number (ABN) is 25135595578. Donations of $2 or more are fully tax deductible in Australia as allowed by law.

When donating in either British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), or Norwegian Krone (NOK), the ensuing financial transaction is between the user and The A21 Campaign Limited, a private company limited by guarantee and a registered charity in England and Wales.  Our charity registration number (RN) is 1140754.  Donations in the United Kingdom are eligible for Gift Aid as allowed by law (Gift Aid reference number XT29794). The A21 Campaign Limited is also a registered charity in Scotland (charity registration number SC043081).

In Greece, The A21 Campaign is registered as a not-for-profit organization by the Greek First Court, 1527/14/4/2008 (A.P. 4002/41/AS 1129A).

Please consult your personal advisors on all legal, tax, or financial issues related to your gift or personal matters. The eligibility of a tax-deductible receipt from one of the three entities above in a country other than where the entity is registered should be determined in consultation with your personal legal, tax or financial advisors. Nothing contained on this website or in any of its documents, attachments, or links: (a) should be considered legal, tax, or financial advice, and (b) is intended or written to be used, and cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties.

 

CANCELLING A MONTHLY PARTNERSHIP


Q: How can I cancel/update my monthly partnership?

A: The simplest way to update your giving details is to call the office nearest to you. Our team will be happy to assist you. Click here to find an office closest to you. 

 

PARTNERSHIPS


Q: 
I would like to partner my business with A21, is this an option?

A: We are so excited that you would like to use your skills and talents to partner with us. Please email info@a21.org to get connected. It always helps if you send us as much information about your business or organization as possible to help us know more about how we can possibly work together.

STORE

 

Q: Do I need a tracking number from my recent purchase?

A: Please email resource@a21.org and we will be able to assist you in tracking your purchase.

 

Q: How long will it take to receive my order?

A: You will receive your package within 7-10 business days.

 

Q: Are products fair trade?

A: All of our A21 products are 100% Fair Trade. We work closely with our manufacturers to ensure that workers are paid fair wages and work with integrity and freedom.  

 

Q: How is cotton sourced?

A: All cotton is both ethically and economically sourced according to the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) standards and practices.

 

Q: Can I return something?

A: We proudly stand behind the quality of each item we produce. If something fails to meet those standards, we will gladly accommodate a return. Please email a description and photo if applicable to resource@a21.org within 7 days of receiving the order.

 

Q: How much of the proceeds go to assisting survivors?

A: 100% of the profits go to restoring the lives of survivors.    

 

PRESENTER REQUEST

 

Q: How do I request a speaker?

A: Click here to request a speaker from A21 on our website.  

 

EDUCATION

GENERAL QUESTIONS


Q: How do I use the education materials in my local school?

A:  The first step to take to use A21’s education materials in a local school may be scheduling a meeting with the principal or curriculum specialist. Present the problem of human trafficking as well as the need for awareness and education to abolish slavery. Explain how anyone is at risk of being trafficked, especially adolescents. Explain how education on human trafficking can empower students to know their worth and equip them to know the signs of a potential trafficker. Finally, take an opportunity to describe to them how such education can not only empower the students, but can have a greater effect on the surrounding community.

 

 

BODIES ARE NOT COMMODITIES


Q: What is Bodies Are Not Commodities?

A:  Bodies Are Not Commodities is a high school curriculum that is fully aligned to education standards to equip teachers to integrate knowledge of human trafficking into the classroom. The curriculum is available for purchase at the A21 online shop. When students are educated, they are empowered. Bodies Are Not Commodities is currently offered in 3 different versions:

  • USA Version (Common core online and hard-copy versions)
  • Texas Version (Texas online version)
  • Spanish Version (Spanish online version)

There is also a free USA sample version available.

 

SHINEHOPE


Q:  What is A21’s ShineHope program?

A: ShineHope is a 9-week small group lesson plan that builds upon the foundational principles of strength, worth, and purpose in the lives of young girls who may be at risk of human trafficking. It incorporates education of the risks of trafficking along with empowerment to prevent girls from being targets of trafficking. We believe when a girl knows her worth, she is empowered to go after her dreams. The ShineHope Human Trafficking Prevention Program and ShineHope Journal Pack is available for purchase in hard-copy format at the A21 online shop.

 

PREVENTION & AWARENESS PROGRAM


Q:  What is A21’s Prevention & Awareness Program?

A: A21’s Prevention & Awareness Program is an international program that is designed for both small groups and large audiences.  It is an interactive program that provides a global perspective on the issue of human trafficking and is suitable for anyone over the age of 12. This online program is currently offered for purchase at the A21 online shop.



WALK FOR FREEDOM


GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

Q: What is Walk for Freedom?

A: Walk for Freedom is our global fundraising and awareness event, rallying tens of thousands of people, taking millions of steps, in hundreds of cities all over the world. We walk to disrupt the existence of slavery, shaking its very foundation with each step.

It’s an outward expression of A21’s inward desire to see slavery abolished everywhere—in our cities, in our communities, and in our world. One step at a time and one dollar at a time, we walk and fundraise to see a world without slavery.

Join a local walk today at A21.org/walk and make a global impact.

 

Q: When is the Walk?

A: Walk For Freedom will happen on October 19 across the globe! To host a walk in your city, visit A21.org/walkhost. Host registrations close on August 30. To register to participate in a Walk near you, visit A21.org/walk. You can even register on the day of your local walk if you would like. Make sure to contact your local walk host for more details. You can contact them by visiting the walk’s event page on our website when searching for a walk near you.   

 

Q: What is the date for next year's walk?

A: October 17, 2020  

 

Q: What is the hashtag I can use?

A: Our hashtag for Walk For Freedom is #WalkForFreedom. Easy enough! This is the hashtag that our social media team will be searching when looking for pictures to repost. Be sure to tag @A21 on Instagram & @A21Campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Q: Is there food at the walks?

A: Every walk around the globe is different. The best thing to do is contact your local walk host for these details. You can find their contact details on their walk’s event page. To find your local walk’s event page, go to A21.org/walk and type your city name in the address bar above the map. This will pull up the walks closest to you, select the walk you want to attend or have already registered for and click the “More Info” button to view the local walk event page. Depending on the Walk For Freedom location, there may or may not be food available.

 

Q: What if the weather is bad?

A: Rain, hail or shine, we are determined to Walk For Freedom. However, in the case of severe weather warnings or cancellations you can expect an email from your local Walk For Freedom host.

 

Q: Is there an age limit?

A: There is no age limit on who can participate in the Walk For Freedom! Here at A21, we believe that anyone can be an abolitionist and make a difference. So bring your kids and be inviting everyone you know to be a part of your local walk.

 

Q: Do we have to wear bandanas or tape over our mouths this year?

A: To honor concerns and feedback we received last year, we will not be wearing bandanas or tape at our walks moving forward. We ask that all walk hosts and participants refrain from wearing anything that covers their mouths. However, we will still be highlighting survivor stories from different regions through various media platforms. We're still making it personal by walking for the victims in our own cities and fundraising to impact lives around the globe.

 

Q: Are pets allowed to participate?

A: For the safety and well-being of all participants, we ask that no pets or animals (with the exception of service animals) participate in the Walk For Freedom.

 

Q: What should I do if I think someone is being trafficked?

A: As always, if you SEE something, we encourage you to SAY something. The best thing to do is contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline in your country. If there is no active hotline, please contact your local law enforcement. Click HERE to see a list of hotlines in the countries A21 is operating in.

 

WALK HOSTS

Q: How do I apply to host a walk?

A: To apply to host a Walk For Freedom in 2019, visit A21.org/walkhost and choose “Apply To Host A Walk” and follow the prompts. You can also find all other important information about hosting a Walk For Freedom on that page.

To watch a tutorial on how to: apply to host a walk, click the button below.

Watch the Tutorial

 

Q: Where can I find more information about hosting a Walk For Freedom?

A: You can find all information about hosting a Walk For Freedom at A21.org/walkhost.

 

Q: Why do I have to fill out an application as a returning host?

A: We understand this may be an inconvenience, but we please ask that all returning hosts still complete an application so that we have all updated information for your walk this year. 


All host applications are now open at A21.org/walkhost. We look forward to you being a part of Walk For Freedom again in 2019!

 

Q: When will I know If I’ve been accepted to host a walk?

A: Once you’ve completed the 2019 Walk For Freedom Host Application and a video interview with an A21 team member, you will receive a follow up email within 24 hours of your video interview letting you know if you’ve been accepted as a 2019 Walk For Freedom Host. The email will give you your next steps as a walk host.

 

Q: When will I get my walk event page?

A: Once you are accepted to host a walk, we will send you an email letting you know your event page has been created along with directions for accessing it. You will have the ability to edit some aspects of your event page once you receive it. For anything else you would like to edit, please email support@a21.org.

 

Q: Can my co-host have access to the host info in their A21 account?

A: Yes! Please email our A21 support team at support@a21.org letting them know you would like your co-host to have access to the walk host info and a team member will be able to assist you.

 

Q: Can I host a walk in another part of my city even though there’s already one in my city?

A: To have the most impact, we are focusing on creating opportunities to attract the greatest number of participants in each walk location, particularly in major metropolitan areas.  Having larger numbers of people walking united as a group has been more engaging for the participants and additionally, promotes stronger awareness in communities and with the media.

 

Q: When will I receive my Host Kit/Resources?

A: Once you’ve completed the application process for hosting a Walk For Freedom in 2019 and you’ve been accepted to host a walk by A21, you will have access to your Host Kit in your A21 account. Simply login to your A21 account at A21.org at the top right corner and then choose ‘Walk Info’. Then select ‘Host Kit’ from the drop down.

 

Q: How do I access all my host resources? (includes Host Kit, Event Pages, Participant Lists, Facebook page, Host Webinars, and Host Support)

A: Login to your A21 account at A21.org at the top right hand corner. Then choose ‘Walk Info’ where you will see a drop down menu with everything you need to host your walk, including your Host Kit, Event Page details, Participant List to contact your participants, Host Webinars to learn more from A21 about hosting a walk, and Host Support details.

To watch a tutorial on how to: edit your event page, click the button below.

Watch the Tutorial

To watch a tutorial on how to: access your host kit, click the button below.

Watch the Tutorial

To watch a tutorial on how to: email your walk participants, click the button below.

Watch the Tutorial

 

Q: Do I need walk/event insurance and does A21 cover that cost?

A: It will depend on your city if insurance is needed for your walk. You will need to contact the city directly to find out the insurance requirements. Unfortunately A21 is unable to cover the costs of the insurance if it is needed.



Q: Can I contact my participant list from last year?

A: Unfortunately we are unable to provide you with a contact list of those who participated in your walk last year.  

To find your 2019 participant list log into your A21 account at A21.org at the top right corner of the screen. Then choose ‘Host Info’ in the menu bar and choose ‘Event Details’ in the drop down bar. You will then be able to access your current participant list and email them if you choose.

To watch a tutorial on how to: email your walk participants, click the button below.

Watch the Tutorial

 

Q: How long should my walk be?

A: We typically suggest a walk distance of about 3-5 km or 2-3 miles, but the exact distance may vary depending on your location or preference. The goal is to create the most awareness by having the most people see your walk without making it a large physical challenge for people to participate in.

 

Q: How do I get access the Host Facebook Group?

A: To get access to our 2019 Host Facebook page, you must apply to host a walk and be accepted by A21. Once you have been accepted to host a walk, you will be sent a link to our 2019 Host Facebook Group. When you request to join, our team will first make sure you are registered and accepted as a host and then approve you to access the group. Once you’ve been approved by our team, Facebook will send you a notification letting you know you can now access the group. 

Once that happens, whenever you want to access the group, either go directly to Facebook or login to your A21 account at A21.org at the top right hand corner. Then choose ‘Walk Info,’ and choose the drop down ‘Host Facebook Page’.

For any questions you might have for this years Walk For Freedom, please email support@a21.org. An A21 team member will be in contact with you as soon as possible. We want to try and keep the Facebook group from being too cluttered with questions, but rather a place to communicate with other hosts from around the world and receive updates from A21.

 

Q: How does my co-host get access to the Host Facebook Group?

A: Your co-host will need to go to Facebook and ask for permission to join the group. When they do this, they will be asked a few questions they need to answer. Our team will then determine if they are indeed the co-host you have put on your host application, and then we will grant them access to the group.

 

Q: How do I see how much money has been raised for my walk?

A: You are only able to see how much has been raised for you walk if you are hosting a walk in the United States, United Kingdom, or Australia. To see the total amount of funds raised for your local walk, visit your event page by going to A21.org/walk. Then scroll to the bottom of the webpage where you will see a map. Type in the city of your walk. Your walk location will then populate on the map with a red A21 tag. Click the red tag and then choose “More Info.” This will bring you to your event page where you can see how much funds have been raised for your walk.

 

Q: How can I see how much money has been raised through Facebook for my walk?

A: Unfortunately all Facebook fundraisers are unable to be connected to a local Walk Freedom, meaning you will not be able to know how much total money is raised for your walk through raising funds on Facebook. Facebook does not give us the ability to do this. However, 100% of the funds raised through Facebook will be given directly to A21!

 

Q: When can myself and others start fundraising for my walk?

A: If you’re walk is in the United States, United Kingdom, or Australia, you will receive an A21 Walk For Freedom Fundraising page once you register for a walk. All walk hosts in those countries will need to register for their own walk in order to receive a fundraising page. Participant registrations open July 30.

For all other countries, you can fundraise for A21 by starting a Facebook Fundraiser for A21. You can start this as soon as you want!

Important Note: All facebook fundraisers are unable to be connected to a local Walk Freedom, meaning you will not be able to know how much total money is raised for your walk through raising funds on Facebook. Facebook does not give us the ability to do this. Only the countries mentioned above will be able to determine that through their fundraising pages given to them by A21. However, 100% of the funds raised through Facebook will be given directly to A21!

 

PARTICIPANTS

 

Q: How can I register for a walk?

A: To register for a walk, visit A21.org/walk. There will be map on the webpage where you can enter your address. All current walks will be marked on the map by a red A21 pin. If there’s not a walk near you, maybe you would like to host a walk in your city this year! You can register to host at A21.org/walkhost

It’s also possible that someone may still apply to host a walk in your city but has not yet. Host applications close August 30, so keep checking the map to see if a walk appears in your city soon!

To watch a tutorial on how to: find a walk + register, click the button below.

Watch the Tutorial

 

Q: What if there’s no walk near me?

A: If there is not a walk near you this year, maybe you would like to host a walk in your city this year! You can register to host at A21.org/walkhost

It’s also possible that someone may still apply to host a walk in your city but has not yet. Host applications close August 30, so keep checking the map to see if a walk appears in your city soon!

 

Q: How do I find information about a walk?

A: Every walk has an event page that can be found at A21.org/walk. By typing in your address into the maps search bar, you can search for the walk nearest to you. Event pages give you all walk details as well as the contact email of the walk host and the ability to register for a walk.

To watch a tutorial on how to: find walk information, click the button below.

Watch the Tutorial

 

Q: How do I find my walk's event page?

A: To find the event page of the walk that you are registered for, you will need to go to A21.org/Walk and type in your address to the maps search bar. From there you can find your walk. Once you click on it, click on the “More Info About Walk” link to get to the event page.

To watch a tutorial on how to: find a walk event page, click the button below.

Watch the Tutorial

 

Q: How do I contact the host of my walk?

A: You can contact the host of the walk you’ve registered for or any other host by going to A21.org/walk, entering your address on the map to find the walk you’ve registered for or a walk you are interested in registering for. Once you’ve found it, click the red A21 pin to find out more info about the walk and the host contact information. 

To watch a tutorial on how to: contact your host, click the button below.

Watch the Tutorial


If you are having trouble contacting the host, please feel free to contact support@a21.org, and a member of A21 will be able to help you.

 

Q: What resources are available to me?

A: We have some great resources available for you this year! To see available resources for all participants, go to A21.org/walk and in the menu bar choose Media Kit. The kit can only be downloaded on a desktop computer.

 

Q: Can I get the resources translated into my language?

A: To see if our Walk For Freedom resources are available in your language, visit A21.org/walk to find our Media Kit in the menu bar. The resources have been translated into multiple different languages which you can see there. If you do not see your language, we are sorry, but we are unable to provide resources in your language this year.

 

Q: What will I need for the walk?

A: The great thing about Walk For Freedom is that you won’t need much! You pretty much just need to bring yourself and your family and friends. A few things you may want to think about bringing however are:

  • Good shoes to walk in
  • A water bottle
  • Your Walk For Freedom t-shirt, or a black shirt if you don’t have one

We do encourage everyone attending a walk to purchase a Walk For Freedom t-shirt on our A21 Shop. Some hosts may sell the t-shirts at their walk.

 

Q: How far will I have to walk?

A: A21 typically suggests a walk distance of 3-5 km or 2-3 mi, yet the exact distance will vary depending on the location. The best thing to do is contact the host of the walk you are participating in or are interested in participating in. You can find their contact information on their walks event page by going to A21.org/walk and typing in your address in the map search bar to find your local walk. The walk details will be available there.


If you can’t seem to get ahold of your walk host, feel free to contact support@a21.org, and an A21 team member will be able to let you know the distance of the walk.

 

Q: Do I need to buy a t-shirt to participate?

A: We encourage everyone to purchase an official Walk For Freedom t-shirt at our A21 Shop. The reason is so that we all  look unified and stand out among the crowds where you are walking. However, if you are unable to purchase a t-shirt, we encourage you to wear an all black t-shirt.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Q: When can I register for a walk?

A: You can register for a walk near you starting July 30 at A21.org/walk.

 

Q: Is there a registration fee to participate?

A: Registration is free! However, we still encourage everyone to purchase a Walk For Freedom t-shirt at our A21 Shop. If you don’t wish to purchase a t-shirt, we encourage you to wear a black t-shirt.

 

Q: I registered last year. Do I need to register again this year?

A: Yes, you will need to register again for Walk For Freedom 2019. You can register for a walk near you at A21.org/walk by typing your address in the map search bar. If there is not a walk near you this year, maybe you would like to host a walk in your city this year! You can register to host at A21.org/walkhost

It’s also possible that someone may still be applying to host a walk in your city but has not yet. Host applications close August 30, so keep checking the map to see if a walk appears in your city!

 

Q: Can I register the day of the Walk?

A: If you haven’t registered, or are not sure if you will be able to attend a local walk near you, that’s okay! Anyone can register the day of the walk on October 19. The walk host will have a designated area for anyone who is registering the day of. However, you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt for the walk. We are asking for everyone that doesn’t have a Walk For Freedom t-shirt please wear a black shirt. You can also purchase t-shirts on our online shop HERE. Please make sure to purchase your t-shirt at least two weeks before October 19.

 

Q: Can I register as a team or with a group of people?

A: You can register multiple people for a walk at once if you register at A21.org/walk. You will need to enter some of their personal information like email, etc. Therefore make sure you have those details from the people you are registering for before registering them. Note that if you put your personal email as their email, they will not receive important information from us or their walk host referring to updates on their walk.

 

Q:Why do I have to answer all these questions to register for a walk?

A:Because Walk For Freedom is a global event happening in over 50 countries around the world with many moving parts, our registration process has to cover a broad spectrum of requirements to ensure the correct information is collected from participants around the world. We understand this can make the registration process a bit more time intensive, but we are doing our best to make improvements in this area every year.

 

FUNDRAISING

 

Q: How much should I fundraise?

A: While fundraising is not mandatory, we encourage everyone globally to raise $100 (AUD 100, EURO 100, CAD 100, KRONE 1000). We know that if every person walking locally raises $100, the global impact will be incredible.

 

Q: How do I fundraise for Walk For Freedom?

A: If you’re registered for a walk in the United States, United Kingdom, or Australia, you will automatically receive an A21 Walk For Freedom Fundraising page once you register for a walk. All walk hosts in those countries will need to register for their own walk in order to receive a fundraising page. For more information about fundraising for Walk For Freedom, visit our website by clicking HERE. 

For all other countries, you can fundraise for A21 by starting a Facebook Fundraiser for A21. You can start this as soon as you want!

Important Note: All facebook fundraisers are unable to be connected to a local Walk Freedom, meaning you will not be able to know how much total money is raised for your walk through raising funds on Facebook. Facebook does not give us the ability to do this. Only the countries mentioned above will be able to determine that through their fundraising pages given to them by A21. However, 100% of the funds raised through Facebook will be given directly to A21!

 

Q: How do I start a Facebook fundraiser?

A: Click HERE to begin a Facebook fundraiser for A21 today! If you are having trouble knowing how to start a Facebook fundraiser, check out our video tutorials below.

To watch a tutorial on how to: create a Facebook fundraiser on mobile*, click the button below.

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To watch a tutorial on how to: create a Facebook fundraiser on desktop*, click the button below.

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Q: How do I fundraise as a Team?

A: You will first need to register for a local walk. Once you register, you will automatically be given a 2019 Walk For Freedom fundraising page. To access your fundraising page, login to your A21 account and choose "My Fundraising." Then choose your fundraising page and choose “Join or Create a Team.” You can then create a fundraising team or join an existing one. For anyone to join a Walk For Freedom fundraising team, they will need to first register for a walk and then follow the steps explained above. When searching for a team to join, make sure you type the exact team name in the search bar or else the team will not show up in your search.

 

Q: How do I join a fundraising team?

A: You will first need to register for a local walk. Once you register, you will automatically be given a 2019 Walk For Freedom fundraising page. To access your fundraising page, login to your A21 account and choose "My Fundraising." Then choose your fundraising page and choose “Join or Create a Team.” You will then be asked to enter the team’s name you want to join. When searching for a team to join, make sure you type the exact team name in the search bar or else the team will not show up in your search.

To watch a tutorial on how to: join a fundraising team, click the button below.

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Q: How do I donate to a team fundraising page?

A: To donate to a team page, click HERE and enter the teams name. When searching for a team to join, make sure you type the exact team name in the search bar or else the team will not show up in your search. Once you have found the team, the team page will have a donate button for you to give.

To watch a tutorial on how to: donate: during registration, click the button below.

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To watch a tutorial on how to: donate: through map, click the button below.

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To watch a tutorial on how to: donate: through menu bar, click the button below.

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Q: How do I share my fundraising page?

A: In order to share your fundraising page you will need to login your A21 account and go to your fundraising page by clicking, “My Fundraising.” Then click on your fundraising page or your team page (if you have one), and copy the link that is under “This is the unique link to your fundraising page. Share it with your friends now:” You will then be able to share that link on any social media platform.

To watch a tutorial on how to: share your fundraising page, click the button below.

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Q: Someone gave to my fundraising page but it's not showing up on my fundraising page. Why is that?

A: Sometimes when people decide to give, they give a general donation to A21 instead of giving to your specific Walk For Freedom fundraising page. But that is a quick and easy fix for us! Just send the full name of the person who gave to your page along with your full name and the name of your fundraising page to support@a21.org. Once we confirm their gift, we will add it to your fundraising page so that it is an accurate reflection of all your hard work.

 

Q: Someone gave me a check and/or cash donation for my fundraising page. How do I get this to show up on my fundraising page and can they get a tax receipt?

A: Please send the donation to the A21 office nearest to you with the following info:

Your contact information: Name, Phone Number, Address, E-mail, & Fundraising Page Name 

The contact information of the supporter donating to your fundraising page: Name, Phone Number, Address, & E-mail

Giving us that information will ensure that the person who donated to your fundraiser will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year. Once we receive the donation, we will be able to add this to your fundraising page so that you and your supporters can see the difference their contribution made.

 

Q: I’m having problems entering a fundraising goal.

A: When you enter your goal, make sure that you do not include any spaces, symbols decimals, currency signs, etc. This should fix the problem, but if it does not, just let us know and we would be more than happy to help you further. In order to access the page that allows you to change your fundraising goal, you will log into your account, click “My Fundraising” in the upper left hand corner, click on your fundraising page, click the “Edit My Page” button across from your profile picture, and type in your new goal in the specified area.

To watch a tutorial on how to: find + edit your team/individual fundraising pages, click the button below.

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Q: How do I edit my team fundraising goal?

A: In order to edit your team goal, you will first need to log into your A21 account. From there, you will need to go to “My Fundraising” in the upper left hand section of the page.

Then you will click on your team fundraising page and select “Edit My Team”, which will be located on the right side of your team page, across from the profile picture.

To watch a tutorial on how to: find + edit your team/individual fundraising pages, click the button below.

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Q: Can I donate cash or check to a walk?

A: Walk For Freedom uses peer-to-peer fundraising efforts to raise money. This means that donations can only be given participants who have registered for a walk. Therefore all you have to do is write a check to “The A21 Campaign” with the walk participants name in the memo line of your check or attach a note to the cash donation.

Important Note: If you’d like a tax statement, don’t forget to include your first and last name, address, and email. All checks should be addressed to “The A21 Campaign.”

 

Q: I want to give, but where does my money go?

A: Our most recent financial information can be seen on the (USA - ECFA, AUS - ACNC, UK - Charity-Commission) website. Here are direct links:

By raising funds and awareness you are making a bigger difference than you know. To get a glimpse of just how much your actions are making an impact, here is our latest Freedom Report that shows exactly how we are ending slavery, together.

As you get closer to reaching your fundraising goal, someone gets closer to finding freedom. Read our survivors’ stories to see how your fundraising efforts are changing lives.

 

SHOP

 

Q: How do people purchase a Walk For Freedom shirt?

A: The Walk For Freedom t-shirt is available at the Walk For Freedom Shop. We encourage every participant to wear one to the day of the walk.

 

Q: Why do you need my personal information when purchasing something from your shop?

A: Certain information is needed for us to provide the best customer care possible for you. We ask for your email in case we need to get ahold of you for any reason regarding your order. While we do ask for your birthday and phone number, these are not required to complete your order.

 

Q: Can I print my own Walk For Freedom shirts?

A: We ask you please do not print your own shirts in order to keep the Walk Freedom branding and look the same for all our walks globally.

 

Q: Will there be new shirts this year?

A: We will be using the same Walk For Freedom shirt as 2018! So if you still have yours from last years walk, go ahead and wear it!

 

Q: As a walk host can I order shirts in bulk for participants who register the day of?

A: Many participants will purchase shirts on their own, however some hosts choose to purchase shirts in bulk. That way you can give them away or sell them on the day of the walk to people who are registering day of or weren’t able to buy a t-shirt in advance. You can order t-shirts in build at our Walk For Freedom Shop.

Important note: All bulk orders are final and cannot be returned to A21.

 

Q: What if I can’t find my shirt size?

A: We’re sorry if you can’t find your size. All sizes in our Walk For Freedom Shop are what we have available. However, if an item says “Sold Out,” please feel free to email  resource@a21.org and our team will be able to let you know if we are getting more of your desired size soon.

 

Q: Can I return something?

A: If you have received a damaged item or the wrong size clothing item, we will gladly accommodate a return. Please email a description and photo if applicable to resource@a21.org within 7 days of receiving the order.

Important note: If you do not receive confirmation that your payment has been successful, do not try again. Instead please Contact Us or call 1.949.202.4681 (US), 61.2.8985.6819 (AU) or 44.20.7736.6994 (UK). A21 is not responsible for the return shipping fees of unwanted goods or the shipping fees associated with exchanging an item. If your order is damaged, please contact us at resource@a21.org and we will be happy to assist with filing a claim with the carrier. We're unable to accept merchandise that is returned after 2 weeks, worn, or damaged. All bulk orders are final and cannot be returned to A21.

 

Q: Can I receive a tracking number for my recent purchase?

A: Please email support@a21.org and we will be able to assist you in tracking your purchase.

 

Q: When will I receive my items?

A: The arrival of your items depends on your shipping preferences during checkout. When purchasing an item from our shop, during checkout you will be given different shipping options for when you would like to receive your item. 

If you do not receive your items in the time frame you we’re told you would receive them, please email resource@a21.org with what items you did not receive.

 

Q: Are all your products ethically sourced?

A: We are happy to say that all products A21 develops and stocks are ethically sourced. We place a high value on fair wages and working conditions for all our products.

 

Q: Why are there so many options for delivery when purchasing a product?

A: The various shipping options are connected directly to our warehouse which is run by a third party. The different prices come directly from various carriers who are trying to offer competitive pricing for different services. Therefore the options are based on what the different carriers provide.

 

 

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