Is your birthday coming up? If so, stop for a minute and think about this: becoming one year wiser can now translate into a child slavery survivor in Ghana being able to afford a school uniform.
While you are free to decide how you want to celebrate your birthday, or perhaps not celebrate it at all, remember that millions of people worldwide are trapped in modern slavery.
The $50 your mom spent on getting you a new pair of sneakers you rarely wear? That could have helped slavery victims and survivors in a myriad of ways.
Have you ever thought of using your birthday to support the anti-slavery movement? Instead of getting the same old gift cards and unwanted presents, Facebook has made it easy for your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers – basically anyone you know – to celebrate your birthday by contributing to the liberation of slaves and the protection of vulnerable communities.
Creating a Facebook birthday fundraiser is simple: you select the nonprofit you want to raise money for, the amount of money you want to raise, the date you want the fundraiser to end, a title, and a brief description for the fundraiser.
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Almost everyone has a Facebook account, and it is not uncommon to have grandma, mom and dad, and neighbors as your friends. A simple $10 donation from Nana can help Free the Slaves provide access to safe drinking water in Haiti. An $80 donation from a coworker can transport a Senegalese child slavery survivor back to their home community.
Our thanks to everyone who has already donated their birthday to Free the Slaves.
Please join them!