Can wearing a dress help fight against modern day slavery?
Why yes, yes it can!
If you read my post yesterday, I shared a bit about how God has been opening my eyes and heart to the issue of human trafficking.
Sometimes it’s easy to think, “what can I really do?”
I learned about Dressember last year in the middle of the event. I kept seeing people’s posts about wearing dresses in December. I was intrigued but it wasn’t until I really started reading about what these women were doing that I was hooked and committed to doing it this year.
I’m hoping, you’ll want to join me too.
Dressember was started unintentionally. It started with an idea. That became a thing. That became an event where in just 3 years, 1.5 million dollars have been raised by women who do one thing.
Wear a dress. Every day. For the month of December.
Women who see this issue of modern day slavery. And want to do something about it. Who see injustice and want more for the people of this world. Sometimes it seems like the issue is too big and too bad and too broad.
But something as simple as wearing a dress can do something.
Here’s how it works. If you want to participate with me, you pledge to wear a dress everyday in December to raise awareness for this issue.
- Click on my Out of the Box Mama team page. You’ll see my photo so you know you’re in the right place. Hit “Join This Team” and it will lead you to create a simple fundraising page off of my team page. Share it with friends. Share pictures of yourself in dresses to spread awareness of the issue and ask people to donate to the cause.
- Don’t want to wear a dress but still want to help? Click on my team page and add your donation. That’s simple enough. If every one of my FB friends gave $1, it would raise more than $300, just with a simple donation.
For those of you who know me, you know I’m not often in a dress. I like dresses, but I’m more of a jeans and tees kind of gal. Right now, I own three dresses. Sure will make my job of figuring out what to wear a lot easier! And my oldest daughter has caught wind of all this and asked what it was about. She’ll be doing it with me too.
My goal? Lofty, yes I know but why create a low-end goal? 20 team members who together raise $5000.
And, since this is all about partnering and working together, I’m thrilled to share that my friend Tabitha (who I featured here with her business, Violet and Burke), has a non-profit called “Freedom Gate.” They agreed to partner with me and donate additional funds based on our teamwork.
For every team member that joins my team, Freedom Gate will donate $10. AND $25 additional for each team member that raises at least $250. The donation will be on top of, not included in, each team members fundraising. So if you, yourself raise $250, Freedom Gate will make an additional $35 on top of that. Hooray!
Won’t you join us in fighting for the freedom of the millions trapped in modern day slavery?
For more information, watch founder Blythe Hill share her story on a TED talk.