The Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum (WISF) has announced the 2021 CAN DO Challenge, a charitable initiative taking place Nov. 15-30 to encourage professionals and companies across the security industry to combat food insecurity during the holiday season.
CAN DO — spearheaded by the SIA WISF Charitable Giving Subcommittee — is about alleviating hunger as part of the industry’s collective commitment to human safety and well-being. Security professionals and organizations can participate by donating “cans” or “doing” acts — like delivering or serving meals.
“The SIA Women in Security Forum is excited to kick off the 2021 CAN DO Challenge and get the security industry going to DO what we CAN do combat hunger,” said Alice DiSanto, chair of the SIA WISF Charitable Giving Subcommittee and vice president of global marketing at Rajant Corporation. “It’s all about galvanizing ourselves, our sphere of influence and our companies to do more within the security industry to offset food insecurity. Women are disproportionately affected by hunger, and this could be a prime barrier to professional development, which goes to the mission of SIA’s WISF.”
Companies or individuals can participate in the CAN DO Challenge by:
- Serving a community beneficiary.
- Collecting or serving food locally.
- Emailing colleagues, SIA membership, friends, etc., or post on social media about the challenge, using the suggested hashtags #WISF, #CanDoChallenge and #EndHunger for amplification.
- Donating snacks or funds supporting New York City’s Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries Snack Bag Program during ISC East. SIA WISF will have a donation box available at Booth 1244 during the trade show Nov. 17-18.
The SIA Women in Security Forum hopes to have companies from all 50 states participate in the 2021 CAN DO Challenge. To register send a message to DiSanto at email@example.com, specifying the location and name of the company.
Learn more about the CAN DO Challenge on the CAN DO page.