With the holidays fast approaching, Tourism Vancouver is proud to once again be Association Forum’s Corporate Social Responsibility partner. We will be bringing you another opportunity to be part of the #VanGiving program at Holiday Showcase on December 15th in Chicago.

There are two ways that you can make a positive impact on the local community:

The Gift of Time
Make your way to the Corporate Social Responsibility Pavilion on the tradeshow floor and help the Vancouver team put together holiday gift bags for the children of the North Lawndale YMCA! Tourism Vancouver has donated 200 gift bags, so please come and network with your Vancouver friends, while you help stuff these bags. All of the items for the bags will be provided so we just need a bit of your time and energy!

The Gift of Diapers
Did you know that an adequate supply of diapers for just one child costs around $100 per month? For a non-profit adoption agency, that’s a huge expense. The Cradle, a local adoption agency, is known to be one of the foremost adoption agencies in the country. Since opening in 1923, they have helped place more than 15,000 children into permanent, loving homes. Pampers Swaddlers Diapers are preferred, and unscented baby wipes (any brand) would also be greatly appreciated.

Your Challenge and Reward

  1. Attendee Challenge

Share a photo of you donating at Holiday Showcase on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to Vancouver for two people! Make sure you include #VanGiving and tag @MeetVancouver to be entered into the contest.

  1. Forum Plus Member Challenge

2015 was #VanGiving and Tourism Vancouver’s first Annual Association Diaper Drive. The association that brought the most diapers to Holiday Showcase won the coveted Golden Diaper Award and had the naming rights to the trophy. The winner was AHIMA (American Health and Information Management Association) who collected over 10,000 diapers! They proudly named the trophy The Grace Cup, in honour of the founder of their association.

Challenge your colleagues to win The Grace Cup for 2016! The winner will have their association’s name engraved onto the trophy and be featured in the January/February issue of Forum Magazine, outlining what your association does to improve your industry or workplace and how you give back to the community.

Whether you have ten minutes to give, or ten diapers to give, we can’t wait to see you at Holiday Showcase! Stop by the Corporate Social Responsibility Pavilion to do something good and get in the holiday spirit.

Check out our #VanGiving social page to see how your friends and colleagues have given back.

Don’t forget to follow @MeetVancouver on Twitter and Instagram to show us your CSR!