Sometimes Pirates Wear Dresses
I’m blogging all month on Health & Wellness. I’m on a journey to personal health.
Health and Wellness looks different for each of us, though.
Some of us are chasing healthier versions of ourselves while others are trying to find their way out of something many of us would simply refer to as evil.
Every day in #Dressember I will be wearing a dress to draw attention to modern day human slavery and sex trafficking. I am doing this to raise awareness and money to stop this specific brand of evil.
Where Does the Money Go?
This information is taken from the Dressember website:
“Dressember participants help spread awareness about a world issue by committing to the challenge of wearing dresses all month. All month, those who participate spread the word about what they’re doing and why, compelling many others in their lives to contribute to the cause by making a monetary contribution. Dressember is giving 80% of proceeds to International Justice Mission, A21, and McMahon Ryan in its 2017 camaign. 20% 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.”
How Can I Help?
- Be informed. Don’t believe the lies that human sex-trafficking isn’t happening or effecting your community. This plight belongs to all of us.
- Purchase items manufactured under Fair Trade principles. The company I am a Compassionate Entrepreneur for (Trades of Hope) is one example.
- Donate. You can support my team and personal goal by donating on this link. Want to sponsor a 👗 that I’ll wear one of the 31 days? Make a $50 donation and then send me the dress you’d like for me to wear! (The dress must fit me appropriately.)
- Join our team!!! You can do so HERE. We are The Pirate Crew. Once you’re on our page you can JOIN TEAM
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