The United States Senate established National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in 2007 to raise awareness in the United States about human trafficking and national slavery. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, as countries of origin, transit or destination -- or even all three.

Our chairman, Bart Schwartz, has had a long-standing involvement with the group ECPAT-USA. It is the leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children, by focusing on awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation. Sexual exploitation (e.g., sex trafficking) has been recognized by the United Nations as the most common form of human trafficking.

During our business activities throughout 2020, we will be distributing luggage tags made for ECPAT and created by women at The Regina Center in Nongkai, Thailand. The center provides income-generating skills and opportunities for women and pre-school education for their children. The project enables women to stay in their villages and keep their children in school, two major strategies employed in reducing sex trafficking.