December is full of holiday parties, family get togethers and Christmas shopping. However this year I decided to add advocacy and awareness to the list, through an organization called Dressember. The challenge is similar to Movember, everyday in December I will wear a dress to raise awareness and money for human trafficking victims.
According to the Dressember website, the money is donated to International Justice Mission and A-21. “Dressember is giving 85% of proceeds to International Justice Mission and A-21 in its 2016 campaign. 15% is retained for administrative, technological, and marketing expenses (almost 5% immediately goes toward credit card processing fees!). This is standard for 501c3 nonprofit organizations, and we are proud of our relatively low retention percentage – many nonprofits retain closer to 20% for overhead expenses.”
When I was in college I had the opportunity to intern with World Vision, a quote from the founder Bob Pierce has always stuck with me “Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.” My prayer is that the Lord will use my small act of wearing dresses to change my heart and impact other’s lives.
Join me in the challenge? Support me in raising money? Check out my fundraising page for more details.