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You have the power to protect childhood joy. Join Thorn by raising awareness and funds to defend children from sexual abuse.

Why fundraise?

In 2023, 104 million images and videos of suspected child sexual abuse were reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) — up from 20 million files in 2017. These are not just files—these are kids in dire need of help. The technology to tackle this issue at scale exists – Thorn has built it. When you start a fundraiser, you’ll inspire others to take action and amplify Thorn’s impact. Together, we can defend more children from sexual abuse.

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Raise money your way

It only takes a minute to set up a campaign. Share what you’re doing and why, upload a photo, and you’re ready to go!

Birthday fundraiser

This is one of the most popular ways to help. Just ask friends and family to donate as a birthday gift to you!

Personal challenge

Ask for donations to support a goal you’re trying to reach. This could be running a race, completing a long-distance cycling event, or even a dare like cutting your hair.


Choose to pay it forward on your special day. Ask for donations as an alternative to gifts for your graduation, wedding, or anything else you’re celebrating.

Ideas from the Thorn community

Emily donates her birthday to Thorn every year (3 and counting!)

William has run 3 marathons while fundraising for Thorn

John made Thorn the featured charity at his company’s event

Now, it’s your turn

What will you do to protect childhood joy?

Fundraisers like you are amplifying Thorn’s impact every day. Together, we can accomplish incredible things. Together, we are unstoppable.

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