What is the Stop Traffic Walk? 

The Where Hope Lives’ Stop Traffic Walk raises funds and awareness for Where Hope Lives, the largest human trafficking rescue and recovery operation in North America. This is meant to be a family event where families, friends, and co-workers gather together to show support for the victims of human trafficking.  Registration is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds to support the mission. Please join us as we shine a light to darkness!

When and Where is the Stop Traffic Walk?

We have walks in various cities, visit the Upcoming Walk page to see where a walk is taking place near you!  Don’t see a walk in your city, submit your contact information to host a walk in your city!

How does fundraising make a difference? 

Funding the nation’s largest human trafficking rescue and recovery program with a 94% success rate requires resources.  In order to fuel our mission, we need participants like you to help raise these critical dollars. 

How are funds raised by a Stop Traffic Walk team? 

Individual team members are responsible for setting goals and raising funds from co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family members.  Each walker automatically receives an online fundraising page upon registration.  You can use the page to solicit donors and have them support you via online donations.

Teams can also conduct fundraisers such as bake sales, dress down days, golf tournaments- the sky is the limit!  Be creative and have fun!

How can my company participate? 

Companies participate by organizing teams of employees, including their friends, neighbors and family members to raise money for the walk in the event.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Jeff May at jmay@wherehopelives.org.

What can senior management at my company do to facilitate building a Stop Traffic Walk team? 

Management can encourage team participation in a number of ways:

  • Sign up for a team.
  • Draft and distribute a company-wide memo or email endorsing Stop Traffic Walk.
  • Authorize/host company-wide recruitment, information meetings, and an internal kick-off.
  • Purchase team T-shirts or other incentives to promote their company’s commitment to Stop Traffic Walk.
  • Recognize and reward employees who achieve fundraising milestones.
  • Solicit company vendors for contributions towards the team.

How difficult is it to organize a team?

It’s easy! Once you appoint a team captain to act as a liaison between STW and your organization, we will provide all the materials and guidelines to ensure success in building a successful Stop Traffic Walk team.  Interested in becoming a team captain?  Email Jeff May at jmay@wherehopelives.org.

Is team membership limited to employees of the company? 

No. Team participation is encouraged among employees’ families, friends, and neighbors.  The inspiring setting of the Stop Traffic Walk creates a fun, wholesome event that brings co-workers and their families together outside of the office for the purpose of helping others.

Does having a team require some kind of corporate donation? 

Corporate donations are encouraged but not required.  The majority of contributions will be generated by your individual team members.  However, corporate matching gifts can enhance employee fund raising efforts.

Where are fundraising tips and ideas?

When you register, you will receive your own fundraising page.  This page will be filled with great fundraising tips, ideas, samples, and instructions on how to customize your personal fundraising page.  You can use the page as is or add your own photos and personal message.  Then, email your contacts a link to your site and watch the dollars start coming in! It’s fun and simple to do!

Can someone talk to our team about Stop Traffic Walk?

Yes.  STW has volunteers and staff who will be more than happy to meet with you and your team to talk about STW and help your team build a fundraising and recruitment plan. Email us at info@wherehopelives.org.