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What is Hope Inspire Love’s Mission Statement?

Hope Inspire Love exists to eradicate human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Go to our About page to learn more about Hope Inspire Love.

How can I get updates from Hope Inspire Love?

Sign up for email updates. We send periodic emails with updates, impact stories, events, and opportunities for you to join us in the fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation. You can also get the latest information and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Does Hope Inspire Love Only Operate in the United States?

Hope Inspire Love operates nationally in the United States. Our headquarters are in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We are always evaluating opportunities to expand our reach into different communities because human trafficking is everywhere.

What Type of Human Trafficking Do You Focus On?

Hope Inspire Love is committed to abolishing Sex Trafficking and breaking the cycle of commercial sexual exploitation while fighting to uproot the larger system of injustice and exploitation that made it possible. Although we do support other types of trafficking that fall under the force, fraud or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will, our primary focus is on abolishing sex trafficking and underlying causes in our culture that allow the industry of sexual exploitation to thrive.

Do you rescue victims from human trafficking?

Hope Inspire Love does not provide rescue initiatives. We recognize that prevention and awareness is the first step to putting an end to trafficking. We are deeply committed to prevention and awareness projects, education, training, advocacy, and trauma-informed mentorship. Visit our Solutions page for more details on our 3-tier solution approach.

Do You Support Aftercare for Victims?

Hope Inspire Love does not work directly with aftercare survivors unless they are enrolled in our trauma-informed mentorship program. We do partner and empower local social workers and aftercare shelters and organizations that specialize in caring for human trafficking victims. We also support the efforts of local organizations that specialize in caring for human trafficking survivors. We also provide local police with victim support while they prosecute traffickers and we also offer training to equip frontline workers about trafficking identification.

Do you partner with other NGOs and nonprofits in the fight against human trafficking?

Yes. Most of our partnerships are hand selected to aid in areas that Hope Inspire Love feels necessary to collaborate with such organizations as it works to accomplish its mission and their mission. When we donate to a charitable organization through a partnership, we help make the difference we’re unable to provide with our own hands. Consequently, social impact organizations don’t just work to achieve their mission—they also empower individuals to effect change. They mobilize people to play a part in making the world a better place.

How can I help?

You can help fight human trafficking and sexual exploitation by supporting the work of Hope Inspire Love. Join us in our work with a one-time donation or sign up to give with a monthly donation to support our mission. You can also purchase with purpose by visit our online store and purchase products that fuel prevention and support survivors. We also welcome interns and volunteers to help us fulfill our mission.

How Do I Request a Speaker?

A big part of Hope Inspire Love’s mission involves public engagement and education. We welcome the opportunity to share with the broader business community, churches, schools, colleges and universities as a featured speaker, moderator, or panelist. To request a speaker, simply complete and submit the online request form, preferably six to eight weeks before your event. Please note that a submission does not guarantee a speaker for your event. Because of our limited availability and the demand is high, we cannot guarantee that all requests can be filled. Flexibility around dates will help immensely in securing a speaker and should be noted in the comments section of the form.

What is Freedom Walk?

Freedom Walk is a local fundraising and awareness event, rallying hundreds of people, taking thousands of steps, in our local community. We walk to disrupt the existence of slavery, shaking its very foundation with each step.

It’s an outward expression of our 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 Freedom Walk today at HopeInspireLove.org/FreedomWalk and make an impact. The walk takes place in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 1, and it is hosted by Hope Inspire Love.

How can I cancel my online subscription to email newsletters?

The easiest way to cancel or opt-out is to click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email newsletter you receive from Hope Inspire Love. Another way is to log into your online account, then go to “Update Your Profile Information,” where you can uncheck the email option. You can also go to “Manage Your Email Interests,” and specifically select what kind of communications you do or don’t want to receive from Hope Inspire Love. Be sure to click “Save” after making your selections. Log into your online account.

How can I be removed from the mailing list and/or email?

If you want to stop or limit printed mailings to your home address, please submit your request via email to . Please note that it may take from 4 to 8 weeks for this change to take effect. If you want to stop or limit emails from Hope Inspire Love, please see the FAQ answer above to “How can I cancel my online subscription?”

I am having technical difficulties with your website.

Please report Hope Inspire Love website technical errors to .

Are You a Faith-Centered Organization?

Yes, Hope Inspire Love is a faith-centered nonprofit organization. For more information, please review our Statement of Faith and our Non-Discrimination Statement.

Is Hope Inspire Love tied to a particular church or denomination? Do you have a Statement of Faith?

No. We are a non-denominational, faith-centered nonprofit organization that works in collaboration with many different churches and church denominations. We love our community and we are always seeking to partner with like-minded companies, organizations, and churches.

Statement of Faith

1. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

2. We believe that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man and that it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts.

3. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory.

4. We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit and that the Holy Spirit performs the miracle of the new birth in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live a godly life.

5. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, was alienated from God. That alienation can be removed only by accepting through faith God’s gift of salvation which was made possible by Christ’s death.

What bird is on your logo and what does it symbolize?

Our logo has a freedom bird (a mix between a sparrow and a swallow) because in biblical times, lowly small birds were considered as birds of very little value and Jesus used them as an illustration of God’s care for his children. God’s eye is on the sparrow – God’s care for mankind.

In Luke 12:6, Jesus says, “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.”

Human beings and the little lowly birds are part of God’s miraculous handiwork. These birds represent and symbolize the concern of God for the most insignificant living things. Lowly birds of little worth are tiny and have dull, bland coloring. In the Bible, this physical insignificance represents the size and importance of each soul relative to the unfathomable expanse of the universe.

The Lord chose such a common little bird to illustrate such a profound truth. Everyone and everything God created is significant and His concern for his creations is limitless. Victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation are not alone because God does care for them and through our services, we are able to reach out to them, intercede for them, and help provide freedom.

Our society so easily violates and exploits the rights of people, deeming victims as of little value, insignificant and lowly status — treated as commodities. A sparrow is of course of comparatively little value, and it is, therefore, a striking exemplification of God’s providence to say that he watches even over the sparrow’s fall (Matthew 10:29), God also watches over each and every one of us. God cares and loves us. We are here to help prevent, educate, restore, and awaken a new sense of dignity and self-worth.

Join us in the movement to abolish modern-day slavery and fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Giving

Are donations to Hope Inspire Love tax deductible?

Yes. Hope Inspire Love, Inc., is 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. Your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email or letter donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

How does monthly giving work?

Through Hope Inspire Love’s monthly giving program, you can play a key role in providing solutions to put an end to human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the communities around the globe by making a secure, automatic monthly gift. Gifts can be made from a credit or debit card. With each gift, you are helping to transform the lives of children, families, and entire communities. Monthly donors are called Freedom Partners, and as such, their partnership plays an integral part in sustaining our ongoing efforts to end modern-day slavery.

What difference does monthly giving make?

Monthly Freedom Partner donors are vital to the work we do, providing reliable, consistent support needed to plan and implement urgently needed programs and solutions to fight human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Your monthly gifts are vital to Hope Inspire Love’s ongoing efforts.

What are the benefits of monthly giving?

When you become a monthly Freedom Partner donor, you join a group of highly committed individuals whose ongoing dedication sustains our work to put an end to human trafficking and sexual exploitation all year long. Monthly giving also affords Hope Inspire Love donors a way to give that is both easy and convenient through gifts that are made automatically. Many Hope Inspire Love monthly supporters are surprised to see how significant their impact becomes through their gifts, month by month and year by year.

How will I know how my gifts are being used?

We’ll show you the impact of your giving through regular updates that demonstrate the powerful change you make possible. Through these updates, you’ll see first-hand the impact of your gifts and the transformation they create.

What if I have questions or need to make account changes?

You can manage your monthly giving online by logging into your personal account at hopeinspirelove.kindful.com or you can contact us via email at .

How do I change the credit card or bank account for my monthly gift?

To update your credit card or bank account information, please log in to your online account at HopeInspireLove.Kindful.com or contact our team via email at .

Will I receive a record or receipt of my giving?

You will receive either a mailed or electronic receipt. For donations sent by mail, you will receive a paper receipt. For donations made online at HopeInspireLove.org/donations, you will receive a receipt via email. We would be happy to answer any question you have – contact us via email at . We’ll also send a year–end giving statement to help with the preparation of your taxes. Gifts given through third-party platforms such as Facebook will receive an automated receipt emailed by Facebook to the email address associated with your Facebook account.

How do I cancel my gift?

To cancel your gift, please log in to your online account at HopeInspireLove.Kindful.com or contact our team via email at .

How do I change the amount of my recurring gift?

Please log in to your online account at HopeInspireLove.Kindful.com and create a new recurring gift with your new amount. Once that new gift is created, you can delete the previous recurring gift. If you have any questions or issues, you can contact our team via email at .

Can I give via check each month?

Yes, you can make the check out to Hope Inspire Love and mail to P.O. Box 10995, Lancaster, PA 17602. Please notify us via email at once you send the check if you are intending to join as a monthly Freedom Partner so that we can set up your account accordingly.

Can I set up an electronic bill pay through my bank?

Yes, please log in to your online account at HopeInspireLove.Kindful.com or contact our team via email at . Once logged in, you will have the option to add your bank information.

I am already giving monthly to Hope. Do I automatically become a Freedom Partner?

If you give automatically by credit card or direct draft, you are already a Freedom Partner. If you give by check or bill pay and have not heard from us about your Freedom Partner gift, let us know at so we can confirm your partnership.

If I want to give, can my company match my gifts?

Yes, but only if your company has a donation matching program. If they do, go to your Human Resources office and ask them for a matching gift form. Fill it out, and follow the instructions. Please keep in mind that most companies have total amount limits to matching gifts. Consult your HR department for specific details and limitations.

How can I obtain a copy of Hope Inspire Love’s financial statements?

You can obtain a copy of our financial statements on the Financials page of our website.

How do I obtain a copy of Hope Inspire Love’s W-9 or 501(c)3 determination letter?

To obtain a copy of either document, you can visit our Financials page of our website.

What is the federal taxpayer ID number for Hope Inspire Love?

The EIN, or federal taxpayer identification number, for Hope Inspire Love is 82-0722363. For easy location, this number can also be found on the very bottom of every page of our website as well as on donor receipts and end-of-year statements.

Where do you get your funding?

Hope Inspire Love receives funding from individual donors, churches, community organizations, corporations, law firms, government agencies and foundations.

How can I help raise money for Hope Inspire Love?

Whether you would like to dedicate your birthday, run a marathon, or plan a different fundraising event, we have prepared a fundraising section filled with useful ideas and resources to help you. If you would like to create your own fundraising page, please go to HopeInspireLove.org/fundraising. Thank you for supporting our work!

I didn’t get a tax receipt for my donation. How can I obtain one?

A duplicate donation tax receipt can be requested by emailing us a . If you made your gift online, log into your account and you can print a receipt.

Internships

If I am selected for an internship, will I have direct contact with survivors?

All interns work closely with Hope Inspire Love staff in assisting the work we do and do not receive exposure or direct contact with survivors of trafficking. For security reasons, interns do not have contact with victims, survivors, and trauma-informed mentorship clients. Most of the work that interns are involved in relate to awareness campaigns, advocacy, marketing, donor relations, and communication projects/initiatives.

Can I Intern Remotely?

Unfortunately, we do not allow our interns to work remotely in most cases. We believe it’s best for the organization and for the interns that they are present in our Pennsylvania office during their time with Hope Inspire Love. There are exceptions to this rule (and rare) but such opportunities are on a case-by-case basis.

Can I earn college or university credit for my internship?

If you’d like to receive credit for the internship from your academic institution, talk with your academic advisor or guidance counselor to begin that process; it will look different at each school. We’re happy to work with you to make sure you have everything you need to receive credit if it’s available.

I can’t intern for the entire term and/or will be coming late/leaving early. Will I still be accepted into the internship program?

We are unable to consider individuals who are not able to commit to complete the full term and the required hours. Interns must be able to provide a minimum of 8-10 hours a week between Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm and be available on some weekends for events. If you have special circumstances, please submit the application and include this information in it and we will review each case individually.

Are interns responsible for their own transportation?

Yes. Each intern is responsible for their own transportation to and from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as well as throughout the duration of the internship.

Do you provide housing and food during the internship?

Unfortunately, we do not provide housing or lodging for interns. We also do not provide food during your internship, but occasionally we will provide you with a meal if you are attending a training or an event with us.

What is Hope Inspire Love’s culture like?

We like to say that we take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Our culture is something we’re really excited about. We are very relational and family-like, and we love to learn from each other as we work together as a team!

What does a typical day look like?

There is no typical day at Hope Inspire Love. Responsibilities will depend on your role, but you will engage in staff meetings, be constantly learning and acquiring new experiences, and building relationships with other interns and staff as you rub shoulders with like-minded individuals.

How do I know the status of my internship application?

After you submit your internship application with the necessary materials (résumé/Curriculum Vitae [CV], references, video), we will personally review your submission. You will be contacted by email within 72 hours of our receipt of your submission and any relevant information regarding your application. Due to the volume of applications received, it can take us 2-3 weeks for review and processing before we pass potential candidates through phase one of the application process. We are unable to answer individual phone calls or email requests for status updates.

Partnerships

Why does Hope Inspire Love partner with other organizations?

At Hope Inspire Love, we understand that collaboration with local law enforcement, national leaders, and like-minded organizations and companies is critical for success. We believe that working together, we can make an impact on the fight to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and mobilize together with each of our respective areas and support to bring freedom as we end modern-day slavery.

How can I or my company partner with Hope Inspire Love for fundraising opportunities?

There are several ways you and/or your company can get involved in Hope Inspire Love’s mission. To view a list of partnership opportunities, go to our Partnerships page.

How can my company or organization partner with Hope Inspire Love?

At Hope Inspire Love, we believe that dynamic partnerships are critical to solving complex challenges that relate to ending human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Our partners – from corporations to foundations to entrepreneurs and business’s – are committed to developing and supporting socially responsible initiatives that build stronger communities, while enhancing business and development goals. Together, Hope Inspire Love and our partners can help end modern-day slavery within our lifetime. For more information on partnerships, go to our Partnerships page.

Volunteering

Why should I volunteer?

Hope Inspire Love is always looking for passionate, caring, like-minded, sold-out abolitionists to join us. Our volunteers do great things every day using their talents and skills in a variety of areas within our organization, from communications to marketing, advertising to writing, and from photography to graphic design. Volunteers also assist the organization team with general office duties, administrative needs, and representing Hope Inspire Love at local events. Our volunteers come from a variety of cultures and walks of life. If you have a heart to serve in any of these capacities and would like to gain experience in a fast-paced nonprofit office setting, please consider volunteering with Hope Inspire Love.

What is the time commitment required to volunteer?

Time commitments vary according to the area in which you choose to volunteer. Many volunteers work hours regularly every week or monthly. Take a look at our volunteer opportunities to determine which ones best fit your schedule.

How do I start the process of becoming a volunteer?

The first step to becoming a Hope Inspire Love volunteer is to apply online using our application form. As part of this process, you will be asked several questions and will be required to provide answers to essay questions. You will also be required to submit to a background check. Once all steps have been completed, you’ll be contacted to discuss next steps.

When should I apply?

There is no deadline for applying to volunteer. However, it is advised to apply as soon as possible after you have decided on your area of interest. Every area has limited number of spots available. We abide by the first come first serve policy.

Can I volunteer in more than one area?

Yes, you can volunteer in multiple areas, but we suggest you first focus on one area. Once you have volunteered for a while and have a better understanding of your time commitment, you are welcome to let us know if you would like to expand your volunteer time to accommodate other areas.

Why do I have to complete a background check to volunteer?

In order to volunteer, you must clear a background check (Investigative Consumer Report), which includes a Social Security Number Verification/Address History, Nationwide Sex Offender Registry, Multi-State Criminal Search, and Single County Searches. Due to the sensitive nature of our work, background checks are important to reaffirm our accountability to the public, donors, and the people we serve. The background check will help us achieve a more efficient and safer work environment for our staff, interns, and volunteers. Prospective volunteers must pass this background check in order to be cleared as an official volunteer.

Can I get a letter or proof of my volunteer hours?

Yes, let our volunteer program coordinator know you are seeking this information and we’ll be happy to provide you proof of your volunteer hours.

Will I be trained if I volunteer?

Yes, all volunteers will go through a specialized training session. Some areas require additional skill-set training, screening and clearance requirements.

If I volunteer, will I be working with survivors of human trafficking?

While we appreciate your desire to personally work with victims and survivors of trafficking, we do not allow this. Most of our partner restoration homes don’t allow this either, but if you feel called to work directly with survivors, we recommend that you reach out directly to volunteer with a restoration home. The survivors in restoration homes and shelters are often suffering from trauma related to psychological and emotional issues, and are not in a position to cope with visitors or Hope Inspire Love volunteers. Due to the criminal nature of human trafficking, confidentiality and privacy of the survivors, we do not disclose the location of our partner restoration homes and shelters.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone over the age of 16 can volunteer with Hope Inspire Love.

Freedom Walk

How can I set up a Team Fundraising page?

Go to the Freedom Walk page and follow the instructions below:

Step 1 – Click on the red “Fundraise as a Team” button.

Step 2 – Click on the “Create Your Team Fundraising Page” button/link, which will take you to the Kindful.com login screen. Note:  If you don’t have an account, you can use the form to create one. If you already have an account, find the “Sign in” link at the bottom of the form/page to log in with your username and password.

Step 3 – Once you are logged in, click on the “Causes” link on the left side of your browser window. This will load a page with two button options (Donate Now and Create a Team). Click on the “Create a Team” button.

Step 4 – In the Getting Started section, click the green “Continue” button.

Step 5 – Add a fundraising goal (by default it shows $250 but you can change it to any amount you would like. Keep the amount achievable.

Step 6 – Create a “Team Name” (this will appear on the fundraising page. You can also add a short mission statement, tagline, or motto for your team. We have prefilled it with a quote from the abolitionist William Wilberforce, but you can change it as needed.

Step 7 – Add a detailed description of your team. If you are organizing a team based on a business or organization, you can also use this space to talk about your support for the Freedom Walk and the work being done in the community.

Step 8 – Customize the look and feel of your fundraising page. You can pick a color and add a photo (please make sure that your photo is 500 kb or smaller in size. You will need a tool such as Photoshop or similar software to resize your image. If the image uploaded appears with a Red X, it means it is too large, and the system will not allow you to save the page.

Step 9 – Finish by saving your work and sharing it on social media. We recommend that every couple of weeks between now and the date of the Freedom Walk, you remind your friends, family, and coworkers about your fundraiser via social media. Reminders on social media to your friend group are a great way to keep your fundraiser in the forefront of their minds to take action.

Happy Fundraising!

HAVE ISSUES CREATING A FUNDRAISER? If you have any issues creating a team fundraising page, you can contact us at , and a support specialist will help you. Please provide as much detail as possible about what your team is called and what your issue is. Due to the high volume of inquiries, please allow 2-3 business days for a response.

I already got a FW t-shirt last year, I don’t need another one

Registration for the Freedom Walk includes a t-shirt. If you already got one last year with your registration and do not want to receive this year’s t-shirt that has a new design imprint on the back, you can email us at and let us know so that we can donate it to someone that can’t afford their registration fee. You will still need to register to participate. There are no discounts for not accepting the t-shirt. You can also upgrade to a long-sleeve t-shirt or a hoodie for an additional cost. The registration fee is a donation to the work that Hope Inspire Love does with its Trauma-informed Mentorship Program, trainings, prevention education initiatives, and community awareness.

If it rains, will the event still happen?

Yes, the Freedom Walk itself is rain or shine, but because of the extreme rains, we are rescheduling to Saturday, October 22 at Binns Park (not Musser Park). If you registered, you will receive an email with more information and next steps. In the event of inclement weather for that date, we will send out an email the day before with any updates or changes to the schedule. Hope Inspire Love reserves the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds. Rather, the participant’s registration fee will be used as a donation to Hope Inspire Love.

When will I get my Freedom Walk t-shirt?

We will have a local pickup day/time scheduled for the week of the event where you can pick up your t-shirt prior to the event. If you are not able to pick up your t-shirt before the event date, you will be able to pick it up when you check in the morning of the event. Please make sure that you wear all black clothing for the walk. Volunteers will also receive their t-shirts at this time. If you do not live locally, your t-shirt will be mailed to you (this option was only made available to you during check-out if you live farther than 45 minutes away).

Do I need to wear all black for the event?

Yes, it is imperative that you wear black or dark colors (such as dark grey if you don’t have black). The registration fee provides a black t-shirt, but depending on the weather, you might need to have a black long sleeve shirt underneath, a black sweatshirt, or a black jacket. Please refrain from having any colored clothes besides black.

Why do I need to wear black clothing?

We wear black in solidarity with human trafficking victims and survivors.

I don’t have black clothes, can I still walk?

We will allow someone to walk without black clothing but we do encourage you to borrow black clothing from a friend if possible. If you still are not able to have access to black clothing, we will have you walk at the end of the line so your clothing colors don’t distract from the rest of those walking. The walk is about making a statement so it is imperative to stick to the color code.

I can’t walk 2 miles, is there anything else for me to do?

Yes, you can either stay at Musser Park and enjoy the music from the stage or walk the shortened kids’ walk route (see next question). Feel free to bring a lawn chair to rest during that time.

I have young children that can’t walk for 2 miles, should they still come to the event?

Yes, we will have a mini kids’ walk route around the park where they can experience the walk with their parents, and then join the large adult group on their way back to the park. This allows young children to partake in the walk within a limited distance. Note: If you plan on having your child walk the mini route around the park, you must accompany them.

Can I bring a stroller on the walk for my young child?

Yes, feel free to bring strollers for them. The walkway can get a little bumpy in some areas so please keep that in consideration. Wagons will be permitted but please be aware that the sidewalk conditions in certain areas are not conducive for wagons. Adults with strollers and wagons will have the option of walking at the back of the line if they feel that their pace might detract from the pace of those walking.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, feel free to bring a dog as long as they are on a leash.

Can I bring my own sign to hold during the walk?

Yes, you can bring your own sign but please keep the content of the sign related to either human trafficking statistics or pertinent information that helps create positive awareness. No political or controversial signs will be allowed. Hope Inspire Love will provide some special signs that people can carry that have been designed specifically for this Freedom Walk. We reserve the right to remove a personal sign if we feel that it does not adhere to the sentiment of the purpose of the walk.

Can my kids hold signs?

We will have a kids’ zone where they will be able to create some of their own signs to carry if they wish. We recommend that you do not bring signs from home for kids and only use the ones with specific messages approved by Hope Inspire Love that they can make prior to the walk. Please make sure that you come early to have ample time to make a sign with your children.

Where can I park?

There will be some limited street parking that is metered around the park and beyond. If you will be street parking, you can use the ParkMobile App to manage your parking. The closest parking garage is Duke Street Garage (150 N Duke St) about three blocks away.

Will there be food at the event?

Yes, there will be food trucks selling lunch. We will have free water, but you will also be able to purchase soft drinks, coffee, and other cold drinks from the food trucks if needed.

Will there be bathrooms at the park?

Yes, we will have port-a-potties on the premises.

Will there be security or first aid available at the park?

Security is of utmost importance at this and any other Hope Inspire Love event. There will be several safety volunteers on the premises of the park as well as on the actual walk. There will also be several EMTs available for emergencies. A first aid tent will be available for minor needs.

Team Fundraising

How to Set Up a Team Fundraising Page – Instructions

Go to the Freedom Walk page and follow the instructions below:

Step 1 – Click on the red “Fundraise as a Team” button.

Step 2 – Click on the “Create Your Team Fundraising Page” button/link, which will take you to the Kindful.com login screen. Note:  If you don’t have an account, you can use the form to create one. If you already have an account, find the “Sign in” link at the bottom of the form/page to log in with your username and password.

Step 3 – Once you are logged in, click on the “Causes” link on the left side of your browser window. This will load a page with two button options (Donate Now and Create a Team). Click on the “Create a Team” button.

Step 4 – In the Getting Started section, click the green “Continue” button.

Step 5 – Add a fundraising goal (by default it shows $250 but you can change it to any amount you would like. Keep the amount achievable.

Step 6 – Create a “Team Name” (this will appear on the fundraising page. You can also add a short mission statement, tagline, or motto for your team. We have prefilled it with a quote from the abolitionist William Wilberforce, but you can change it as needed.

Step 7 – Add a detailed description of your team. If you are organizing a team based on a business or organization, you can also use this space to talk about your support for the Freedom Walk and the work being done in the community.

Step 8 – Customize the look and feel of your fundraising page. You can pick a color and add a photo (please make sure that your photo is 500 kb or smaller in size. You will need a tool such as Photoshop or similar software to resize your image. If the image uploaded appears with a Red X, it means it is too large, and the system will not allow you to save the page.

Step 9 – Finish by saving your work and sharing it on social media. We recommend that every couple of weeks between now and the date of the Freedom Walk, you remind your friends, family, and coworkers about your fundraiser via social media. Reminders on social media to your friend group are a great way to keep your fundraiser in the forefront of their minds to take action.

Happy Fundraising!

HAVE ISSUES CREATING A FUNDRAISER? If you have any issues creating a team fundraising page, you can contact us at , and a support specialist will help you. Please provide as much detail as possible about what your team is called and what your issue is. Due to the high volume of inquiries, please allow 2-3 business days for a response.