When you’re wearing your best, you probably feel as if you can take on anything — and it’s true! One nonprofit has spent more than seven years proving anything can be done in a dress or tie, including changing the world.
Dressember is an anti-human trafficking organization that takes the phrase “dress to impress” to a whole new level, inspiring thousands to dress up for freedom.
More than 40 million people worldwide are experiencing exploitation, from sex-trafficking to forced labor. About one in four are children. When Dressember founder Blythe Hill first became aware of these atrocities in 2005, she felt compelled to do something, but wasn’t sure how she could make a difference. Join the fight here.
Four years later, she challenged herself to wear a dress every day in December. It began as a fun way to start conversations about human trafficking, but the next year, her friends joined in, and the “Dressember” idea kept catching on! The annual campaign has since transformed into an international movement dedicated to eradicating human trafficking.
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Dressember partners with organizations around the globe to prevent human trafficking, free victims, and help survivors heal by providing safe housing, trauma therapy, and vocational training. They’re able to do this by equipping thousands of individuals who wear dresses and ties daily each December, leading their own fundraising campaigns. So far, these advocates have raised over $10 million to support the organization’s mission — and you can help them make an even bigger impact!
“When someone decides to support Dressember, their impact is three-fold: they are empowering an individual to continue advocating for this issue, they are supporting local anti-trafficking programs in the U.S., and they are helping communities by supporting similar programs across the world,” Blythe said.
So, if you’ve been looking for a reason to get dolled up at home during COVID-19, make it count! We challenge you to join Dressember advocates this year and kick off your own fundraiser. You can sign up here or become a one-time or monthly donor.
What a wonderful way to support survivors in style! Everyone deserves to live freely and independently, and this is such an easy way to help.
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This article is sponsored by our friends at Dressember.
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