Google+ Reading Teen: The Little Black Dress Project #HumanTrafficking

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Little Black Dress Project #HumanTrafficking




Get Excited Y'all!! 

I'm being an activist! 

For the month of March, I'm joining with The Average Advocate (@averageadvocate) to raise awareness on the issue of human trafficking. This is a huge problem in our state, country, and around the world. Bigger than I ever realized. Elisa, who reviews here occasionally, is a huge advocate for this cause and came up with the amazing idea to wear a Little Black Dress every day for a month to raise money and awareness for this issue. She's been trying to convince me to do this for years, but I've been a chicken, so I definitely need your encouragement!

I will be posting pics on Instagram throughout the month, so make sure to follow AndyeReadingTeen as I try to come up with different ways to wear this hideous black dress that I hate (haha). 

If you want to give even $1, $5, or any amount of money to this cause, you can do that here
  
About LBD:
 
By wearing the same black item of clothing each day for a month (shirt/dress/skirt) we symbolize those with no choice, who are enslaved, create awareness for their plight, and raise funds to bring them freedom.

This year our featured organization is www.BlackboxInternational.org, which helps sexually exploited boys.

Even so, the LBD Project fundraises for any organization that fights the injustice of modern slavery or helps bring restoration to victims of trafficking. We also suggest donating to your local trafficking initiative (such as www.NOVAHTI.com) or a previous featured organization, such as International Justice Mission, Love 146, and A21.


Please let me know if you donated money though check or cash, or to a different human trafficking organization so we can add your donation to this month's tally to help us reach our goal. Even $5 helps change the world! Also, it's not too late to join in. If you'd like to participate, you can check out the details here!




5 comments:

  1. I can't even tell you how excited excited excited I am that you are doing this with me! I can't believe that your've finally worn down your dress-hating defenses enough to do it! You rock!

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  2. I'm in! So proud of you for taking this on. I admire your courage to stand up and make a difference, shedding light on darkness. I pledge a dollar a day for each day in the month that you wear that little black dress! xo

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  3. Thanks so much Jenn!! ❤️❤️

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  4. Thank you, Liza! You're awesome! ❤️

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