We’ve got a lot of issues in our world.
Poverty. Homelessness. Terrorism. Disease. Racism. Violence.
When faced with the horrors that fill the news every day, it can be frustrating and overwhelming — the classic, “what can one person do to make a difference?”
But I do believe that even if you aren’t working for a nonprofit or dedicating your entire life to solving the world’s issues, small actions can add up to make a difference. And a small difference is still a difference in my book.
That’s why I am participating in a challenge this month called Dressember. For the next 31 days, I’ve committed to wearing a dress to raise awareness of and funds to fight human trafficking. Although no one knows the exact number, it’s estimated that 27 million men, women, and children are trapped in human trafficking, forced to work for someone else against their will.
At the heart of Dressember is freedom — that every woman has the right to live a vibrant and autonomous life.
Last year, I was blown away by the support of those around me as I participated in Dressember. I set an original goal of $500 to raise to benefit organizations fighting human trafficking, and ended up raising over $850 thanks to my wonderful friends and family. This year, I’m aiming to raising $1,000 for two awesome organizations, International Justice Mission and The A21 Campaign. Please consider partnering with me this year and help me reach my goal. You can donate and learn more about my campaign here.
If you are interested in participating in Dressember yourself, click here.