Like most of us, NCF giver Zach Hunter grew up learning about the great abolitionists of the Civil War era such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. But in 7th grade, Zach became aware of the fact that slavery still exists for 27 million men, women, and children who are trapped in some form of forced labor.
Unlike most kids his age, he decided that he could do something about it. So at 12, he launched the Loose Change to Loosen Chains (LC2LC) campaign and raised $8,500.
Today, Zach is 21-years-old, and the LC2LC has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and ignited a new generation of abolitionists. He believes we are all called to make a difference.
Zach says, “This morning when you woke up, there were people who were hoping that today might be the day that someone steps between them and their oppressors. The day someone says they have value. Don't wait for someone else, or someday. You are that someone, and today is the day.”