On giving Tuesday, Nov. 30th 2021, the Malouf Foundation invited retailers to make an impact by taking the free OnWatch training at IAmOnWatch.org. Powered by the Malouf Foundation, OnWatch is a survivor-led, one-hour training designed to empower individuals to recognize and report sex trafficking.
“When people ask how they can support the Malouf Foundation, we direct them to OnWatch first,” said Kacie Malouf, co-founder and board chair of the Malouf Foundation. “Education is important to understanding the issue of trafficking and the roles we play in reporting and prevention.”
Malouf continued, “I encourage everyone to set aside one hour on Giving Tuesday, or any day in the next month, to take the training. It’s a great first step to confronting this injustice happening in our communities.”
Free OnWatch Advocate Program
Retailers can also sign up for the free OnWatch Advocate Program. Those enrolled in the program make a commitment to combat trafficking by training at least 90 percent of employees or participants through OnWatch. Once they reach the minimum percentage goal, groups receive a one-year certification badge and marketing materials to share on their platforms.
“Giving Tuesday is a perfect time to engage with OnWatch,” said Jake Neeley, executive director of the Malouf Foundation. “We created OnWatch Advocates as another opportunity for people to get involved, and this program is a natural fit for industry leaders. It’s really simple to sign up and an impactful way to bring a team together.”
All suspected trafficking situations should be reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
About Malouf Foundation
Formalized in 2016 and operating out of Logan, Utah, the Malouf Foundation™ is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to confronting child sexual exploitation, specifically sex trafficking and online abuse. The Foundation fulfills its mission by providing education through OnWatch™, promoting healing through Rooms Restored™ and the Utah Trafficking Aftercare Center, and ensuring justice for survivors through children’s advocacy centers. Supported by the network of Malouf Home™, the Malouf Foundation™ gives 100 percent of its resources to the people it serves.
Launched in 2020 by Safe House Project and the Malouf Foundation, OnWatch™ is a survivor-led and informed education platform that empowers people to spot, report and prevent trafficking in the United States. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Logan, Utah, OnWatch™ is dedicated to increasing victim identification and supporting survivors on their path to freedom. The Malouf Foundation and Safe House Project were united by the shared belief that survivors should have the strongest voice in combating trafficking.