Hosting a speaking event is not only a way of raising money for the fight against slavery, but also a way of educating and inspiring the community. Book a speaker here.
- Think about a specific topic you want to center around. Modern-day slavery is a huge issue so if there is something that you would like to focus on we can help you select a relevant speaker and ask them to tailor their comments appropriately.
- Start looking at when and where you want the speaker then give us a call and we will help with the rest!
A simple and moving event you can organize is a candlelight vigil. By coming together, the crowd sends a message to leaders and creates a spirit of vigilance in the face of injustice.
- We will provide you with informational flyers to hand out to vigil attendants.
- You can make posters and or a banner which will draw people to your event.
- Think about how you want to focus the vigil and we will help you accomplish that.
- Be creative! Invite local gospel choirs, bring a petition for people to sign, or get a local restaurant or coffee shop to donate hot cocoa or coffee.
- Have a speaker!
If sports are what you love, an athletic event is a fun, energetic, and effective way to raise awareness of modern day slavery and support anti-slavery work. Athletic events raise awareness by gathering groups of concerned individuals, while generating media and community attention.
- Decide upon the type of athletic event you will be hosting, the date, time, and location.
- Consider who you want to attend the event.
- Think about whether people will pay to register and participate or collect pledges.
- AASG will help you disseminate information about modern day slavery to make this an educational event.
Raffle, Sale, or Auction
Holding a sale or auction where the proceeds are donated to a worthy cause is a common and effective way to simultaneously educate about modern-day slavery, support anti-slavery work, and let your creativity shine. A few successful examples include: bake sales, sale of hand-made bracelets, lottery drawing for coupons and gift certificates donated by local businesses, and an auction of donated goods.
- Think about who will be involved and who your target audience will be.
- We will help you set reasonable goals — they do not have to be monetary. Your goal could be to attract media coverage, to sell at least 25 items, to reach a new audience, or even to get five new people really interested and concerned about modern-day slavery.
Art Shows & Other Creative Events
Holding a concert, poetry reading, dance performance or other art event is a way to do many things at once: appreciate the arts, educate about the realities of modern-day slavery, support anti-slavery work, and have a good time.
- Enlist the help of co-sponsors and volunteers.
- Think about who will be involved, where things will be located, and who will do what when.
- If there is a theme that best represents your interests — think about this too.
Canvassing, Change Drive, Collection
Simply asking for monetary support is a direct and simple way to simultaneously educate and solicit support for anti-slavery work. Canvassing, a spare-change drive, or a collection can happen independently or in conjunction with another event.
A canvassing campaign may be inspired by a particular event such as hearing an AASG speaker, attending a candlelight vigil, or an event in current affairs. If you choose to canvass, think about who is being canvassed and their understanding of the issue.
- Going from door to door asking for money is not appropriate. Calling members of an already established community is.
- Volunteers should be knowledgeable about modern-day slavery issues and AASG and be provided with information to give out and reference. We can help you with all of these details!
A spare change drive is an easy way to raise money and awareness of slavery.
- You will need only volunteers and depositories!
A collection can be taken at a speaking event, a concert, or any other event that already revolves around educating and raising money for anti-slavery work. Additionally, a collection can be taken at an event that does not directly pertain to modern-day slavery. The reason for the collection and to whom it will be contributed should be made clear.
- Comedy night
- Pub quiz
- Car wash
- Treasure hunt
- Craft fair
- Football tournament
- Garden party
- Coffee morning
- Movie night
- Birthday donations
- Wedding donations
- Photography sale or auction
- Pizza sale
- Animal wash
- Table at a fair or festival