GENERAL INFO

A21 FINANCES
 

Q: Is there a way for me to access A21's Financial Reports?

A:  For your convenience, we recommend using this lists of websites which provide non-profit financial reports. Our latest official financial report is currently available on these websites.

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.

 

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 1904 Harbor Blvd, #831 Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • 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 1904 Harbor Bvd, #831 Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • 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
1904 Harbor Boulevard #831
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


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.

 

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 the date for this year's Walk For Freedom?

A: October 20, 2018

 

Q: How can I get involved with Walk For Freedom?

A:  You can either participate in a local walk near you, or you can host a walk.

 

Q: When do participant registrations open for Walk For Freedom 2018?

A: July 31, 2018 

 

PARTICIPANTS

 

Q: I would love to participate in a walk near me, how do I register and get more involved?

A: Find a walk near you by visiting A21.org/Walk and clicking Register Now. Then type your address into the map to see if there is a walk happening near you. If there is, click the walks pin on the map and either find out more info about the walk or register now. You can even register on the day of your local walk. However, we encourage you to register as soon as you can.

 

Q: There is not a walk near me. What can I do?

A: Ignite passion and awareness in your community and apply to host a walk

 

Q: Do we wear bandanas or anything covering 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.

 

Q: How do I create a Walk For Freedom fundraising page?

A: When you register to participate in a walk or host a walk, you will automatically receive a fundraising page. You can choose to fundraise individually or with a team. Either way, your fundraising page will be connected to whatever local walk you have registered for. To inform people of your fundraising page so they can give directly to A21, you can share your fundraising page link either on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. The links to share your page can be found on your fundraising page.

For more information about fundraising for Walk For Freedom, visit A21.org/Walk-Fundraise.

 

Q: How do I donate to a Walk For Freedom fundraising page?

A: You can choose to donate to an individual or a team’s fundraising page.

  • Steps to make a fundraising donation to an individual:
    • Go to your city’s WFF event page.
    • Click on 'Give Now'
    • Make sure the circle next to ‘Individual’ is selected.
    • You can type in a search for the individual, or scroll down to click on the individual you would like your donation to go towards.
    • Fill out the information and then you are good to go! Thank you for your donation!
  • Steps to make a fundraising donation to a team:
    • Go to your city’s WFF event page.
    • Click on 'Give Now'
    • Make sure the circle next to ‘Team’  is selected and click ‘Search’
    • You can type in a search for the team, or scroll down to click on the team you would like your donation to go towards.
    • Fill out the information and then you are good to go! Thank you for your donation!
  • Steps to sending cash or check to A21 to go towards a fundraising page:
    • 1904 South Harbor Blvd, #831 Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    • Send the cash or check to our address:
      • Make sure to provide the following information: first and last name, contact information (email or address), and what person or team you are donating to.

  

WALK HOSTS

Q: What are the requirements for hosting Walk For Freedom?

A: Our walk hosts are responsible for all planning, promotions, and expenses of their local walk. Our team provides each host with a digital walk host kit that includes: instructions, resources, and promotional materials. The host also has the direct email of the A21 team member supporting them throughout the process that they can contact with any questions they have throughout the process.

To find out more about walk host requirements or resources available to you, visit A21.org/walkhost.

 

PROVIDED RESOURCES / MERCHANDISE


Q: What is included in the walk host digital toolkit?  

A: You can expect to receive the following digital tools to help you plan for your walk:

  • Preparation Materials: donation template, endorsement letter, local partnership guidelines, permit request, printable registration form, letterhead
  • Promotion Materials: posters, invitation flyer
  • Social Media: social media guidelines, social media banners, promotional graphics
  • Print Day of signage: walk signs printing guide, digital walk signs for printing

 

Q: When will I receive my digital toolkit?

A: You will receive your english digital toolkit as soon as your event page is launched.

 

Q: What 2017 WFF merchandise can I order?

A: Here is what is available to order, based on your country:

  • Walk For Freedom T-Shirt
  • Walk For Freedom Hoodie
  • Walk For Freedom Hat
  • Freedom Pack
    • Poster
    • Promo cards
    • Decals
    • Hat
    • Water bottle
    • WFF T-shirt
    • Limited edition T-Shirt (only if you’re the first 1,300 to purchase a Freedom Pack)
  • Bulk Pack - Walk For Freedom t-shirts
    • • 5 small
    • • 5 medium
    • • 5 large
    • • 5 x-large
    • • 5 2x-large

 

Q: What is included in the Freedom Pack?

A: Official Walk For Freedom t-shirt, 10 posters, 20 promo cards, water bottle, snapback hat, and drawstring bag. The first 1300 people to purchase a Freedom Pack will also receive an exclusive long-sleeve Walk for Freedom shirt.

 

Q: Where can I purchase Walk for Freedom merchandise?

A:  You can purchase any of our Walk For Freedom merchandise by visiting A21.org/shop and choosing Walk For Freedom.

 

Q: What if a participant is unable to buy a WFF t-shirt?

A: If participants are unable to order a t-shirt or they register the day of the event, instruct them to wear a solid black shirt and a DIY yellow bandana!

 

Q: Can I order shirts in bulk for participants who register the day of?

A: Many participants will purchase shirts on their own, however many hosts choose to purchase t-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 may choose to order shirts in bulk for participants who register the day of, but we encourage participants who pre-register to order their gear prior to the event to ensure that all shirts are in the correct size.

Q: Can I get the print to make my own shirts?

A:It varies on a case by case basis. To inquire about receiving the logo, please email us at info@a21.org. Keep in mind that all A21 represented merchandise must be printed on ethically sourced materials.

 

Q: What rules are applied to A21 merchandise?

A: The A21 Walk For Freedom merchandise and promotional materials cannot be changed or tampered with in any way, this includes adding additional logos, websites, or text (as stated in host social media and logo agreement).

 

FUNDRAISING 

 

Q: Why should I fundraise for Walk for Freedom?

A: When you fundraise, you are contributing to the global solution, making every aspect of A21 operations possible. When you fundraise:

 

Traffickers are prosecuted in Greece.

Victims are identified in Ukraine.

Children are protected in Thailand.

Hotlines are called in South Africa.

Lives are restored in America.

 

People are impacted around the world.

 

Over the course of the next few months, you will hear specific survivor stories and see examples of our global operations that are fueled by the commitment of supporters like you who chose to fundraise. Every dollar can be the difference between slavery and freedom for lives around the globe.

 

Q: How much should I fundraise?

A:  Globally, we are asking everyone 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. Last year we had thousands of people participate in 400 walks, in 50 countries. People were rescued, and millions were made aware of human trafficking. This year, we believe that every one of us taking action against slavery will continue to multiply into one global impact—one that results in freedom.

 

Q: How do I fundraise for Walk For Freedom?

A: To fundraise for Walk For Freedom, please register at A21.org/Walk. If you are in the USA, UK, Australia, Norway, Canada or Netherlands, you will get a fundraising page during the registration process. If you are located in a country other than those listed above, we would love to have you fundraise with us. While your fundraising efforts will not be connected to your city's walk, they will still go toward reaching, rescuing, and restoring survivors around the world. You can register to fundraise at A21.org/funrdraise.

 

Q: How do I create or join a fundraising team after registration?

A: If you are in the USA, UK, Australia, Norway, Canada or Netherlands, in order to create or join a fundraising team after registration, you will need to log onto your A21 profile, and go to your Walk For Freedom Fundraising page by clicking on “My Fundraising” in the upper left hand side of the page. 

Once there, click on your fundraising page and then select “Join or Create a Team” in the upper right hand corner across from your profile picture.

If you are looking to join a pre-existing team, after you select the, “Join or Create a Team” button, begin to type the team name into the selection box, and it will auto populate so you can select the correct one. However, if you are looking to create a new team, you can type in a new name and create it.

 

Q: Where are social media graphics I can share?

A: Log into your A21 account and click "My Fundraising". Then you will see your Walk for Freedom page and click the button "Fundraising Toolkit".

Then select the "Get Social" drop down, and all the awesome graphics as well as caption options will pop up for you!

 

Q: What is in my fundraising kit?

A: In your fundraising kit, you have the following resources:

  1. A Social media kit where you will find graphics and captions to share on your own social media accounts, telling others about why you are fundraising and encouraging them to give.
  2. Email templates for both inviting friends and family to give, and thanking people who have supported your fundraiser.
  3. Fact sheets about human trafficking, with both regional and global information.
  4. This years’ Freedom Report so you can see just how much your fundraising makes a difference.
  5. A Walk For Freedom press release to tell local businesses about A21 and Walk For Freedom, encouraging them to give to your fundraising page or even host their own fundraiser for A21.
  6. Resources for businesses wanting to support A21 and your fundraising.
  7. An overview flyer that tells you everything you need to know about fundraising and breaks down how to use everything in your fundraising toolkit.
  8. A Signs of Human Trafficking/Hotline Number flyer that will give you key signs of human trafficking and the proper number to call if you suspect something.

 

Q: Where can I get other resources?

A: On the main Walk For Freedom webpage, you can find additional social media graphics, survivor stories, operational stories, a Walk For Freedom promo video and more! We would love for you to share all of these resources with your friends, family, and community so that they can join the global story of freedom too.

 

Q: Is it possible to donate to a specific city's walk via check or cash donation?

A: Walk For Freedom uses peer-to-peer fundraising efforts to raise money. This means that donations can only be given to an individual or a team that is part of a walk. So, if you want to give to a certain walk, you can choose to specify an amazing walk participant or team that is a part of that walk in the memo line of your check or attach a note to the cash donation.

In order to find a participant or team that is a part of the walk you want to give to, or if you do not know someone specifically, you can follow these steps.

  1. Go to A21.org/walk
  2. Scroll down on the homepage till you see the map.
  3. Type in the name of the city the walk is being held in, then click the red marker that will come up after searching and select “More Info.”
  4. You will be taken to that walk’s page, and there you will click “give now” which will bring you to the page where you can search the teams and individuals that are a part of that specific walk.
  5. After selecting a team or participant to support, you will need to mail in your cash or check gift to the A21 office nearest to you.

Don’t forget to include your first and last name, address, and an email address so that you can receive a tax statement at the end of the year. All checks should be addressed to “The A21 Campaign.”

 

Q: How can my friends join my fundraising team?

A: For someone to be a part of a fundraising team they will need to have their own fundraising page first. If they have already completed their registration and are located in the US, UK, AU, Norway, Netherlands, or Canada, then they have automatically been given a Walk For Freedom fundraising page. They will need to click the “Join a Team” button next to their profile picture on their Walk For Freedom fundraising page. If there is a password associated with joining the selected team, they will need to input that as well.

  1. To get to their fundraising page after logging in, they will select “My Fundraising”. Then click on their Walk For Freedom fundraising page.
  2. Once on their Walk For Freedom fundraising page, they can select “Join or Create a Team” in the right hand corner across from the profile picture.

If they have not registered yet, then they will need to register and they can join your team during the registration process (if they are not located in one of the above countries, then they will be unable to join your team. But they can set up their own by visiting A21.org/fundraise).

 

Q: Why are donations made via Facebook not showing up on my Walk for Freedom fundraising page?

A: The reason that these donations are not showing up on your Walk For Freedom fundraising page is because the Facebook status is not connected to your Walk For Freedom fundraising page. Facebook gives everyone the option to attach a donate button to a status that refers to giving to a charity. However, that button does not direct people to your Walk For Freedom fundraising page. We receive those funds from Facebook at the end of each month, but they will not be listed on your fundraising page.

If you would like donations to be reflected on your Walk For Freedom fundraising page, we suggest deleting the Facebook status you currently have, and then posting a new one through the link provided on your A21 fundraising page. When you log into your A21 account and click on your fundraising page, there is an orange Facebook symbol next to your profile picture that you can click on and share to Facebook directly so that all money raised will be tied to your Walk For Freedom page.

 

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.

 

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

A: We are so excited that you are considering giving to see slavery abolished everywhere, forever.

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

For the USA HERE.

For AUS HERE

For the UK HERE

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.

 

Q: How do I edit my team goal?

A: In order to edit your team goal, you will first need to log onto your A21 profile. 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.

 

Q: I don't want to fundraise. Why do I have a fundraising page?

A: To make fundraising easier for those who wish to fundraise, everyone who registers for Walk For Freedom automatically receives a Walk For Freedom fundraising page if you are located in the US, UK, AU, Norway, Netherlands or Canada.
We encourage everyone to fundraise but it is completely up to you! If you are considering it and want to know how your money would be used, check out our Freedom Report for 2017!

 

Q: How do I share my fundraising page?

A: In order to share your fundraising page you will need to log onto your A21 profile and go to your fundraising page by clicking, “My Fundraising.” After that, 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.

If you want to share it directly to Facebook or Twitter, we have those links in orange next to your profile picture when you scroll down on your fundraising page, which will directly link you to those sites to share your page!

 

Q: How do I give to my friend's fundraising page or a team page?

A: In order to give to a certain team or friend’s page just click here, and you can search by the name of team or individual.

Once you get to their fundraising page, click the “give now” button and that will take you to the donation page.

 

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

A: Sometimes when your friends or family decide to give, they give a general donation instead of giving to your specific 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 partners@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: Can I give via cash or check?

A: Yes! You can mail the check or cash donation to the A21 office nearest to you.

If you would like your donation to go toward a specific fundraising page, please include a note stating the first and last name of the fundraising page's owner as well as the name of the fundraising page.

When you send a check donation, please also write "Walk for Freedom" on the check memo line.

If you would like to receive a tax statement at the end of the year , please make sure to attach a note to your cash donation with your first and last name, and address.

 

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: What are some ways to raise funds for Walk for Freedom?

A: To meet or even exceed your fundraising goal, here are some fundraising ideas you can implement:

  • A dinner party

  • A clothing sale

  • A benefit concert

 or open mic night
  • An arts and crafts workshop
  • A potluck or BBQ
  • A game night
  • Donate your birthday party
  • A garage sale
  • A bake sale
  • A carwash
  • A fashion show
  • Make and sell jewelry, scarves, art etc.
  • A movie night
  • An art night showcasing local talent or school exhibit
  • A photography competition
  • Offer to clean, mow the lawn, teach a piano class, etc, for a donation
  • A ticketed themed party
  • A dessert night

There are so many ways to fundraise, but hopefully this is a helpful starting point where you can use these ideas to fuel your own creativity. If you have great success with an idea we would love to know what you did and how you did it!

 

Q: How do I create a fundraising page step by step?

A: To register for a walk and create a fundraising team, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to A21.org/walk. Type in your location.
  2. Click "Register."
  3. You can register for yourself (individual) or for several people at once (multiple).
    • This does not mean that you have created a team or that the people you registered for, are part of your team. You must create a team and they must join your team after they access their fundraising page.
  4. Pick your location and then click "submit."
  5. Pick if you are registering for yourself (yes or no).
  6. "Do You Want To Fundraise With A Team?" Click "yes" and then click “Create a Team”. Or, you can sign up for a team that has already been created by typing in the team name into the specified area. If you are creating a new team, type in the team name and a total fundraising goal for your team. Click "Continue”. If you do not want to be a part of a team, click “no.”
  7. Fill out the registration details.
  8. You can order merchandise now, or order it later. We will wear black shirts the day of the walk.
  9. It will then say, "Set Up Your Fundraising Page: Public Fundraising Goal." This is your individual page's fundraising goal. The fundraising goal is for yourself. When people give towards this goal, it will transfer directly to the team's fundraising goal as well.
    • For example: I am joining a fundraising team. The team's goal is $10,000.  My individual goal is $500. I will enter $500 here.
  10. "Donate Now To Kick Off Your Fundraising Efforts" Click on an amount you want to give now. You can give later as well.
  11. Click "Confirm Registration."
  12. Enter your card information if you ordered merchandise or clicked a donation amount.
  13. Finish Registration.
  14. You will get a confirmation email!
  15. For donations, share your individual fundraising page. To invite people to register, share the city's event page.

 

Q: How do I register for a Walk and join an existing fundraising team?

A: To register for a walk and join the fundraising team, follow the below steps:

  1. Go to A21.org/walk. Type in your location.  
  2. Click "Register."
  3. You can register for yourself (individual) or for several people at once (multiple).
  4. Pick your location and then click "submit."
  5. Pick if you are registering for yourself (yes or no).
  6. "Do You Want To Fundraise With A Team?" Click "yes" and then type in the existing team name. Click "Continue."
  7. Fill out the registration details.
  8. You can order merchandise now, or order it later. We will wear black shirts the day of the walk.
  9. It will then say "Set Up Your Fundraising Page: Public Fundraising Goal." This is your individual page's fundraising goal. The fundraising goal is for yourself. When people give towards this goal, it will transfer directly to the team's fundraising goal as well.
    For example: I am joining a fundraising team. The team's goal is $10,000.  My individual goal is $500. I will enter $500 here.
  10. "Donate Now To Kick Off Your Fundraising Efforts." Click on an amount you want to give now. You can give later as well.
  11. Click "Confirm Registration."
  12. Enter your card information if you ordered merchandise or clicked a donation amount.
  13. Finish Registration.
  14. You will get a confirmation email!
  15. For donations, share your individual fundraising page. To invite people to register, share the city's event page.

 

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