A dress can change the world.
It’s not about the dress… it is something SO much bigger than a dress.
It is about a world without slavery.
Because the numbers, the need, the people, and their stories simply cannot be ignored.
40 million are in slavery across the globe, more than any other time in history.
Human trafficking is a 150-billion-dollar industry, becoming the most profitable criminal industry in the world.
About 2 million children are exploited in the global sex trade.
A few weeks ago, we kicked off this blog with our mission of Micah 6:8//act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.
While it is our intent for this space to be a place to learn and share about what God has done and what we are learning as women in the Faith E community, it is our hope that this can also be a place to share the practical.
>>>Opportunities, missions, and organizations that we can partner with, support, and join to be the hands and feet in both our local and global communities.
This post is the first of that mission of the blog.
Say hello to Dressember, an organization centered on a dress…that is so much more than just a dress.
Founded officially in 2013 as an international movement, Dressember finds its humble roots in Blythe Hill (Dressember founder). In 2003, Blythe saw the struggles in the world and felt called to do something, but being that she is not a doctor, social worker, or lawyer, she struggled to find her place to contribute as a professional working in the fashion and blogging industry.
Fast forward to 2009. To take a stand and draw awareness to human slavery in the world, Blythe wore a dress every single day in the month of December…hence the name Dressember!
Her movement caught on to her friends…and then the world.
How? How does Dressember fight against slavery across the globe?
People like you. People like me. Wearing dresses.
Dressember fights by fundraising, through people like you, to provide grants to 12 different organizations who seek to provide relief, restoration, and resources to victims. In less than 5 years, Dressember has raised over $5 million dollars to contribute to the fight and has collaborated with organizations like the International Justice Mission and A21.
This is where YOU come in.
We have the very cool opportunity to raise awareness and funds by becoming Dressember advocates. Here is how it works.
- Sign up as a Dressember advocate on the Dressember’s website (https://dressember-2018.funraise.org/fundraiser/signup) and join the Faith E Women’s team (Faith E Micah 6:8 Gals).
- Raise $$$! Tell your friends and family about Dressember and its mission. Educate yourself and others about the need.
- Wear a dress every single day of December with other advocates across the globe…not a gal? Men can join the efforts too! Join the team and wear a tie every day as a part of the Dressember movement.
Learn more about Dressember and other ways you can get involved here: https://www.dressember.org/.
Please join us as we strive to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly. We are honored to get to do this with you!