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Carlson Hotels raise $300,000 to prevent child trafficking

The sale of coffee, key chains and arts and crafts helped Carlson Hotels Worldwide raise more than $300,000 last year to protect children from exploitation and trafficking.
Money raised by the Minnetonka-based hotel chain will go t

The sale of coffee, key chains and arts and crafts helped Carlson Hotels Worldwide raise more than $300,000 last year to protect children from exploitation and trafficking.

Money raised by the Minnetonka-based hotel chain will go to the World Childhood Foundation, a Swedish charity that supports, among others, The Bridge for Runaway Youth in Minneapolis.

Other fundraising activities included a charity triathalon in London and an event in Dubai in which hotel managers worked as valets and bell boys for a day.

Carlson also said it is the first North American company to sign a code of conduct to protect children from exploitation in the travel and tourism industry.