Fight Human Trafficking with Dressember
Can wearing a dress rescue slaves? Yes, it can!
Dressember is a challenge to wear a dress (or tie) every day in December and use that as a gateway to talk about how, sadly, 40 million people are enslaved today. Men, women, and children, are trafficked around the world and forced into labor in industries including the sex trade, agriculture, and manufacturing.
Members of the Willowdale congregation have been involved with Dressember for the past several years. In 2017, their team raised $73,000 and was the #1 fundraising team in the world! This year, the team goal is even more ambitious; the team hopes to raise over $86,000, or the equivalent of funding 25 rescue boats to save child slaves in the fishing industry in Ghana. It’s a bold goal, but we believe that we can do it together!
Wearing a dress (or tie) as a Dressember advocate is a way for each of us to advocate for victims and have conversations about the reality of global injustice. Through Dressember, we demonstrate God’s love for every one of His people and the restorative power of the Gospel. You are invited to join the team as an advocate or support them through your gifts and encouragement! Will you make an impact on the fight against injustice?
For more information:
- Visit the team page to join or donate: Click HERE
- Learn more about Dressember: Click HERE
- Learn more about International Justice Mission: Click HERE
- Contact the team leader, RuthAnn Deveney: RuthAnn.Dressember@gmail.com