By any measure, the work of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) can be characterized as impactful, wide-reaching and responsive.

Basically, it works. 

And, moreover, it continues to grow. When an opportunity arises to reach more people or expand our programs in a way that makes sense, we take it. This stems from the awareness that we have the skills and network to make this happen. But, while our team has the knowledge base, abilities and contacts — just like a high-powered, finely tuned vehicle — there must be fuel, or, in TAT’s case, funding. This is where corporate engagement and the support of our industry partners is essential.  Are your employees/drivers excited and motivated by TAT’s work? Do they know about your partnership with TAT? Are they involved? If yes, we invite you to host an end-of-year fundraiser on TAT’s behalf.

FUNDRAISER IDEAS

Employee fundraisers can generate excitement, a sense of inclusion in making a valuable contribution, camaraderie, espirit de corps and greater awareness of how the company is making a difference in the community and country. Below are case studies of fundraisers some companies have held, as well as a few other fundraiser suggestions you might want to consider:

WORKPLACE-GIVING CAMPAIGN

Use your own system for collecting donations from employees, or let us create a custom Network For Good fundraising page for your organization. See an example page in the fundraising tools section below, or click here to learn how our partners at Twin Eagle ran their workplace-giving campaign.

Opportunities to promote:
-Use digital communications (created in-house or from TAT templates) to share this initiative with your employees.
-Encourage employees to share the link to your fundraising page (if applicable), along with why they are proud to support this work with their family and friends.

EMPLOYEE PAYROLL DEDUCTION

Pride Transport expands its workplace giving yearlong by offering payroll deductions to their drivers. They regularly and faithfully train all employees with TAT materials and have raised thousands of dollars for TAT to date.

COMPANY MATCH

No matter what fundraising activity your organization decides to do, would you consider a company-sponsored match to further motivate employee giving? Click here to read about the match sponsored by our partners at Praxair.

Funds raised and matched count toward corporate sponsorship.

HOLIDAY SWEATER CONTEST

Bring in the fun holiday spirit by hosting a holiday sweater day and/or contest like our friends at Trimble!

Opportunities to raise money:
-Sell passes to wear holiday sweaters.
-Paid entries into a Holiday Sweater Contest.

HOLIDAY RAFFLE

Follow the example of our friends at ARPA, who hosted a holiday raffle to benefit our Everyday Heroes Truck. They had a bike donated and then sold tickets to win. They hosted the drawing at their monthly membership luncheon.

JEANS OR CASUAL FRIDAY

If your company has a strict uniform policy, employees are always excited about a day where they get to don their best jeans!

Opportunity to raise money:
-Sell passes for employees to wear jeans or casual clothes on a specific day or on several specific days.

GET FIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Broadway Group decided to host a dual-purpose activity challenge that supported their employee wellness program, b.well, and also raised funds. For every mile walked, the company donated $1 to TAT, up to $1,000.

Opportunities to raise money:
-Set a fitness goal and donate when benchmarks are achieved.
-Participants buy-in to win a pool that would be split with TAT.

BAKE SALE

Your employees can donate their favorite baked goods to be sold during work.

Opportunities to raise money:
-Charge per item.
-Make baked goods easily accessible to drivers.

HOLIDAY LUNCH

If your company employees gather around the holidays, this is an opportunity to share TAT’s message and fundraising goal.

Opportunity to raise money:
-Have a donation bucket for employees to donate.

50/50 RAFFLE

The raffle is simply a cash raffle where tickets are sold, and the winner wins half the money. The other half is used as a donation.

Opportunity to raise money:
-Simply sell tickets and donate half the funds.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST

Allow creativity to flourish by hosting a competition to build holiday-themed gingerbread houses … or even gingerbread 18-wheelers!

Opportunities to raise money:
-Create a threshold for entering the competition (ex. $5-10).
-Winners can be chosen through employee donations for their favorite.

CHILI-COOK OFF

As the weather cools down, this is an opportunity for your employees to enter their family-famous chili recipes in a friendly competition!

Opportunities to raise money:
-Charge a fee to enter a recipe, and/or charge for spectator sample bowls.
-Have people vote with money for “People’s Choice.”

FUNDRAISING TOOLS

Below are examples of custom digital assets we can provide your marketing/communications team. Please complete the form below to request co-branded versions of these materials.

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