The Tuesday after Thanksgiving (aka Giving Tuesday) is the perfect time to think about charitable giving in this holiday season. While opportunities to give on that special day are endless, why not consider joining with ECPAT-USA, the leading anti-trafficking policy organization in the United States, on Dec. 3?
How Is This Relevant to my Industry?
Human trafficking can happen anywhere, but hotels are frequently part of the tragic scenario. The nature of human trafficking also means that bodies are being moved around a lot, and movement happens through airports and other sites where people in the MICE industry work and travel. In short, while human trafficking often goes undetected, it is happening under our noses. That has to stop—and ECPAT-USA has tips on how you can help combat human trafficking in America this Giving Tuesday.
How You Can Get Involved
ECPAT-USA suggests that you encourage your employees (or co-workers) to get involved by creating a Giving Tuesday Facebook fundraiser for ECPAT-USA. This is done in a few simple steps (to begin, just click here). To really ramp up the giving, why not make your fundraiser a friendly competition? ECPAT-USA will be giving thank-you gifts to the first 10 individuals who raise $500 through their personal Facebook fundraisers. However, company-specific incentives can also help motivate employees to participate. If you are really inspired to help, pledge your own thank-you gift or match donations to ECPAT-USA to inspire your team to do more. ECPAT-USA notes that giving back, doing good and helping others can spike morale and team spirit.
How Your Company Can Get Involved
All those hard-won followers in the company (and your personal) social media accounts can feel extra good about themselves this holiday season. ECPAT-USA has created this social media toolkit to help you and your company spread ECPAT’s message on Giving Tuesday. It contains suggested posts and images to easily spread the word about ending human trafficking.
ECPAT-USA believes in the collective power of individuals, through communities and businesses, to motivate philanthropy and celebrate generosity. Let’s not let them down this Giving Tuesday.