December 2, 2013

Putting the Dress in Dressember

If you follow me anywhere on social media you may be wondering, "What the heck is Dressember?" and "Why does Kelly keep posting pictures of what she's wearing?" I promise you, it's not because I think that you're super interested in my fashion tips. In fact, my outfits may get a little crazy this December.

Why? Because this isn't just any December. This is Dressember! 

By now, pretty much the whole world is aware of No Shave November, or Movember, a campaign men participate in to raise awareness for men's health. Dressember, is kind of like that. But instead of not shaving (your husband will be glad for that), we are wearing dresses all month long! 

That's right. 31 days. All dresses. Some women are wearing the same dress all month, while others are rocking a different dress every day. The only rule is wear a dress every day, all month long.

Why wear a dress everyday? Because we're teaming up with International Justice Mission, ad-dress-ing issues of social justice and raising awareness and money to help combat modern day slavery. 

Did you know that human trafficking is a 32 billion dollar a year industry? Did you know that small children are sold for sex?  

Friends of mine are in Southeast Asia right now working with International Justice Mission, training rescue teams. But you don't have to go across the globe to find slavery. It's happening in your own back yard. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates that 100,000 children are trafficked into the sex trade every year in the United States. 

Slavery has a different face than it used to. People are bought and sold on street-corners, in nightclubs, and on Craig's List. 

Apathy is no longer acceptable! We can not just turn our heads and look the other way! 

So how can you join the fight against human trafficking and help end slavery? 

You can join in on Dressember and wear a dress every day this December. 

Give to International Justice Mission through the Dressember campaign to help fund things like surveillance equipment, rescue missions, and recovery care for victims. 

Write or call your congressmen asking them to support anti-trafficking bills and laws. 

Become a prayer partner

Find a local anti-trafficking organization to join in your area.

Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission

Whatever you choose to do, all that matters is that you do something. We must do something! We can't ignore this any longer. 

Will you answer the call? Will you join the fight for freedom? 

You can follow my fight against slavery this Dressember on Twitter and Instagram
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