Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18. Child marriage violates girls’ rights to health and education, exposes them to a lifetime of violence and traps them in a cycle of poverty.
If current trends continue, 150 million more girls will be married in childhood by 2030, with devastating consequences for the whole world.
To help end this appalling practice, we will collect donations through our Charity Challenge page on the CrowdRise platform. The donations will go to our fund to end violence against women, which will support our major project to end child marriage.
Participation in this challenge provides a chance to win prize donations and elevate Zonta’s presence as a leading philanthropic organization for women and girls.
Our goal is to raise the most money so that we can take your donation even further by winning the US$100,000 grand prize.
The challenge runs from 12 p.m. EST on 26 November through 1:59:59 p.m. EST on 2 January 2019.
Some important notes about the Charity Challenge:
- You do not need to be a U.S. resident to make a donation.
- All donations will be added to your total Zonta giving.
- The minimum eligible donation is US$10.
- For the duration of the challenge, all donations received will have a per transaction fee of 5 percent. There will be an additional payment processing fee of 2.9 percent of the donation plus US$0.30 per transaction. We encounter similar fees when donations are made through our regular online donation form. Donors will have the option to cover both the transaction and payment processing fees and if they choose to do so, 100 percent of their initial donation will go straight to Zonta International Foundation.
Please join us as we compete to win US$100,000. Make a donation to Zonta International Foundation through the challenge and make a difference for women and girls.