Why I'm wearing a dress for 31 days
This week, I’m taking a break from discussing data and sharing with you an initiative that I’m taking part in for the month of December called Dressember.
I, along with hundreds of others will wear a dress or a tie for 31 days in support of helping organizations that are working towards ending slavery and human trafficking around the world.
Their goal is to raise $3 million dollars which they will distribute across 12 organizations that are on the ground working to support those who have been exploited.
To learn more about Dressember, watch Blythe Hills Ted talk ‘How a Dress Can Change the World’.
One of the organizations that they will be supporting with all the money raised this year is Love 146. This is an organization that I have been supporting for most of 2018 and for this month I will be wearing a dress to raise funds to support the amazing and life changing work that they do fighting child trafficking and exploitation.
Love 146 is there for the most vulnerable of the world, providing them with a safe, supportive place on their road to recovery, in addition to creating an extensive anti-trafficking program that they teach at schools across the world.
Their mission is to be there not just after children have been exploited but to educate them on how to protect themselves from being exploited.
It is for these children that I wear a dress for 31 days. To give a child a life of laughter and joy.
The money raised by all of us that are participating will go towards helping all those who are currently in slavery, who are being exploited in unimaginable ways.
If I can ask anything of you reading this blog post is to click and read about the amazing organizations taking part and offer your support in whatever way you’re able to.
Even though there aren’t definitive numbers in the number of those still living in slavery, the United Nations estimates that more than 40 million people are slaves.
This is not acceptable.
“We’ll never be truly free until those in bondage have the same rights as you and me” ~Hamilton
Never doubt that you have the power to create change and that there will always be hope.
I will be posting my daily dresses on the @freshmetrics.co instagram account, as well, because sustainability is very important to me, I have pledged to not purchase any new dresses for this challenge. I will be making do with what I currently own, borrowing from family and friends, and using the services of an amazing organization here is Toronto called Fresh Fashion Library.
If you would like to support my fundraising efforts for this life saving initiative, you can donate here. Please know that any amount gets Dressember closer to the $3 million mark and as Margaret Mead said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”.
My sincerest thank you for taking the time to learn about this live saving initiative.
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