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Freedom Summit is a 30-day fundraising challenge beginning on July 1 and ending on July 30, the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Freedom Summit participants are encouraged to leverage their network to fundraise in support of The Exodus Road while they participate in a physical or mental challenge to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking.

Why do we call it Freedom Summit?

When you hear the word summit, you may think of mountain vistas and grueling hikes up challenging terrain. That’s exactly why we chose the name. We recognize how steep and treacherous the journey to freedom can be for survivors of human trafficking. We also know how difficult the path is for those who work to see justice and liberation prevail.

Despite the challenges, we’re committed to endurance in the work of freedom. And when you participate in Freedom Summit, you’ll show your community that you are too!

Step One

Choose to disrupt human trafficking in our world.
Choose the physical or mental challenge you will complete in July and set up your campaign (it only takes 1 minute!). Just like that, you’ll be ready to start raising money to fuel investigations, rescue operations, and aftercare for those caught in trafficking.
Need help choosing a challenge or fundraising goal? Click below to see some of our ideas!
Pro-tip: Don’t get too hung up on picking the perfect challenge. Our examples aren’t your thing? No sweat! Get creative with it, and choose an activity that excites you!

Challenge Ideas

Walk, run, or bike 50 miles over the 30 days in honor of the 50 million individuals exploited by human trafficking in our world today.
Ask 50 people in your network to give $5 each to help The Exodus Road perform investigations, provide training to law enforcement, and provide care for survivors.
Train for and run a half marathon while shining a light on the issue of human trafficking on your social media accounts.
Try to raise $250, which can fund the medical care of one survivor of human trafficking at The Exodus Road’s Freedom Home survivor care shelter!
Challenge yourself to read, meditate, or pray for 15 minutes every day while raising funds for the work of investigation.
A good goal is $100, enough to deploy a trained investigator on two nights of operations!
Consider a challenge for all 30 days. Maybe you want to jump rope, do pushups, rollerblade, pogo stick, or play pickleball.
Whatever you choose, commit to doing it every day for 30 days.  Then invite your community to help you fund $1,325, the amount needed for one rescue!
Special for Colorado locals.
Hike a 14’er and raise $1,400 to impact anti-human trafficking work with The Exodus Road!

Step Two

Spread the word about your fundraiser.
Once your campaign is set up, tell everyone about it. The more people you tell, the quicker you’ll reach your goal.
Make sure to use #freedomsummit2023 on your social posts and tag @theexodusroad so we can help you spread the word!

Step Three

Celebrate your effort and impact!
After your challenge and campaign is over, it’s time to celebrate! We’ll get to work using your funds to rescue and care for survivors, arrest traffickers, and train communities to protect those vulnerable from ever being trafficked in the first place.
When you’ve met your goal, we’ll also send you an image you can share with your supporters, thanking them for the incredible way they rallied behind your efforts for freedom!
We can't wait to see the creative way you participate!
Need some inspiration? These are a few of the world-changers raising funds during #FreedomSummit2023!

50 Miles for 50 Million

Sonia is hiking 50 miles while fundraising in honor of the 50 million in slavery today!

Racing for Freedom

Preston is raising funds while training for a marathon in Utah in August.

30 Days of Hiking

Amber is hiking every day in July to raise awareness of human trafficking.
Ready to take part in Freedom Summit?
Launch your campaign and check your email for tips and resources to help you share it with your audience!
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