31 days of shareables

Throughout the month of December, we are deep diving into the issue of human trafficking. Feel free to use these shareable images and captions to communicate with your community during Dressember. Right click to save and copy/paste the captions. We encourage you to make these your own. Be sure to check out our blog every Monday-Friday for relating blog posts.

 

Day 1

 What if I told you that slavery still exists? What if I told you that not only it exists, but that there are MORE slaves in the world today than ever before in human history. Did you know that according to the United Nations there are over 40 million slaves in the world? That is the population of New York City, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Toronto, Bangkok, Houston, and Sydney COMBINED. It is day 1 of Dressember 2018. Every day this month, I’ll be wearing a (dress/tie) as part of @dressember because I believe that an end to slavery is possible. Follow me on my journey as I learn more about modern slavery and share it with you here. If you’d like to donate to my campaign you can do that here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

What if I told you that slavery still exists? What if I told you that not only it exists, but that there are MORE slaves in the world today than ever before in human history. Did you know that according to the United Nations there are over 40 million slaves in the world? That is the population of New York City, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Toronto, Bangkok, Houston, and Sydney COMBINED. It is day 1 of Dressember 2018. Every day this month, I’ll be wearing a (dress/tie) as part of @dressember because I believe that an end to slavery is possible. Follow me on my journey as I learn more about modern slavery and share it with you here. If you’d like to donate to my campaign you can do that here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

day 3

 This is the definition of human trafficking according to the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime. According to the UN, “this modern slave trade is a threat to all nations. A grave human rights abuse, it promotes breakdown of families and communities, fuels organized crime, deprives countries of human capital, undermines public health, creates opportunities for extortion and subversion among government officials, and imposes large economic costs.” I am standing with and for survivors this @dressember by wearing a (dress/tie).Would you consider giving a gift of $20 or more to my campaign? $20 could fund a package of basic, necessary essentials to make a survivor of trafficking feel loved and cared for after transitioning out of their exploitation. You can donate here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

This is the definition of human trafficking according to the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime. According to the UN, “this modern slave trade is a threat to all nations. A grave human rights abuse, it promotes breakdown of families and communities, fuels organized crime, deprives countries of human capital, undermines public health, creates opportunities for extortion and subversion among government officials, and imposes large economic costs.” I am standing with and for survivors this @dressember by wearing a (dress/tie).Would you consider giving a gift of $20 or more to my campaign? $20 could fund a package of basic, necessary essentials to make a survivor of trafficking feel loved and cared for after transitioning out of their exploitation. You can donate here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

day 5

 While human trafficking also impacts men, the majority of slaves in the world today are women and girls, many of whom are forced into marriage, sex slavery, or forced labor work. Dressember partners with 12 organizations around the world to fund targeted, strategic ant-trafficking programs that are providing services, rescue, and aftercare for survivors of human trafficking. Find out more about these partners at dressember.org/grantpartners. On day 5 of Dressember, would you consider giving to help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here)? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

While human trafficking also impacts men, the majority of slaves in the world today are women and girls, many of whom are forced into marriage, sex slavery, or forced labor work. Dressember partners with 12 organizations around the world to fund targeted, strategic ant-trafficking programs that are providing services, rescue, and aftercare for survivors of human trafficking. Find out more about these partners at dressember.org/grantpartners. On day 5 of Dressember, would you consider giving to help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here)? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

Day 2

 Human Trafficking is a thriving business. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that the illegal human trafficking industry bring in over $150 billion dollars annually. Add the earnings of companies like Facebook, Disney, Google, Microsoft, and Apple, and you would not even scratch the surface of that number. Human beings should never be for sale. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today because I understand that an issue as big as human trafficking requires a collaborative approach. It requires all of us. Help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

Human Trafficking is a thriving business. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that the illegal human trafficking industry bring in over $150 billion dollars annually. Add the earnings of companies like Facebook, Disney, Google, Microsoft, and Apple, and you would not even scratch the surface of that number. Human beings should never be for sale. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today because I understand that an issue as big as human trafficking requires a collaborative approach. It requires all of us. Help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

Day 4

 Human trafficking is an overwhelming and complex issue. There is a tendency to believe that it only impacts those far from us, which can lead to the desensitization of the issue and ultimately, apathy. But human trafficking is happening all over our world, in our country and in our cities. As humans, this is an issue that affects us all. On day 4 of Dressember, would you consider giving to help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here)? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

Human trafficking is an overwhelming and complex issue. There is a tendency to believe that it only impacts those far from us, which can lead to the desensitization of the issue and ultimately, apathy. But human trafficking is happening all over our world, in our country and in our cities. As humans, this is an issue that affects us all. On day 4 of Dressember, would you consider giving to help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here)? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

Day 6

 1 in 4 slaves in the world today are children. Many of those children are trying to repay debts or earn money for their family’s survival. Many are bound to their captors due to a variety of reasons that they have little to no control over. These can include their social status, financial instability, or responsibility to family. On their own it can be difficult to truly walk away as they may not have the knowledge of what resources are available to them. How can wearing a dress/tie everyday help children in slavery? Well, we believe that our voices together have power. Dressember relies on the expertise of our grant partners to use the funds we raise in #Dressember to break down barriers that keep children from experiencing hope and freedom from modern day slavery. On day 6 of Dressember, would you consider giving to help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here)? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

1 in 4 slaves in the world today are children. Many of those children are trying to repay debts or earn money for their family’s survival. Many are bound to their captors due to a variety of reasons that they have little to no control over. These can include their social status, financial instability, or responsibility to family. On their own it can be difficult to truly walk away as they may not have the knowledge of what resources are available to them. How can wearing a dress/tie everyday help children in slavery? Well, we believe that our voices together have power. Dressember relies on the expertise of our grant partners to use the funds we raise in #Dressember to break down barriers that keep children from experiencing hope and freedom from modern day slavery. On day 6 of Dressember, would you consider giving to help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here)? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

Day 7

Day 8

 As consumers, we have the power and privilege to choose which garments we buy. Your choice can truly make an impact on the life of another human. When we choose ethical brands we are empowering the maker. We are saying to the world that there are a market for these brands. Together, we can grow a movement that desires to know the maker of our clothes and #end the demand for fast fashion. I encourage you to check out slaveryfootprint.org to find out how many slaves work for you based on the items you use and consume every day. As a reminder, I’m raising funds and awareness to end modern slavery and I am doing that through wearing a dress/tie every day this month. On day 7 of Dressember, would you consider giving to help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here)? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

As consumers, we have the power and privilege to choose which garments we buy. Your choice can truly make an impact on the life of another human. When we choose ethical brands we are empowering the maker. We are saying to the world that there are a market for these brands. Together, we can grow a movement that desires to know the maker of our clothes and #end the demand for fast fashion. I encourage you to check out slaveryfootprint.org to find out how many slaves work for you based on the items you use and consume every day. As a reminder, I’m raising funds and awareness to end modern slavery and I am doing that through wearing a dress/tie every day this month. On day 7 of Dressember, would you consider giving to help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here)? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

 Modern day slavery is a complex issue that manifests in many different ways. It will take a collaborative effort to end it. Dressember has chosen to partner with a variety of organizations whose focuses are unique to different types of modern slavery in terms of programs and skills. You can be a part of this cumulative effort to end slavery by giving to my Dressember campaign or helping me spread the word! On day 8 of Dressember, would you consider giving to help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here) or sharing my page with others? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

Modern day slavery is a complex issue that manifests in many different ways. It will take a collaborative effort to end it. Dressember has chosen to partner with a variety of organizations whose focuses are unique to different types of modern slavery in terms of programs and skills. You can be a part of this cumulative effort to end slavery by giving to my Dressember campaign or helping me spread the word! On day 8 of Dressember, would you consider giving to help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here) or sharing my page with others? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

Day 9

 This is not an issue that concerns only a few people. It concerns us all. Every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave. This person may be trafficked for a short amount of time or it may become their life’s reality. Either way time is up for those traffickers. Actually, time was up 30 seconds ago. I ask that you to join me this month and see freedom for millions around the world as I continue to wear a (dress/tie) every day in December in solidarity with those who are still in slavery. Are you with me? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

This is not an issue that concerns only a few people. It concerns us all. Every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave. This person may be trafficked for a short amount of time or it may become their life’s reality. Either way time is up for those traffickers. Actually, time was up 30 seconds ago. I ask that you to join me this month and see freedom for millions around the world as I continue to wear a (dress/tie) every day in December in solidarity with those who are still in slavery. Are you with me? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #Dressember #untilallarefree #itsbiggerthanadress

Day 11

 Sex trafficking is widespread around the world but how do we actually define it? The Polaris Project gives us this definition that indicates that, different than consensual prostitution, acts of commercial sex that involve force, fraud, or coercion are deemed as sex trafficking. Even in “developed” countries, the act of buying and selling sex acts under force, fraud, or coercion is an everyday reality. This is the ugly truth and we can’t use ignorance as an excuse to not take action. Victims can’t afford for us to have an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today because I want to bring awareness to this problem that is easily overlooked.If you’d like to help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here), you can donate here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endtrafficking #themoreyouknow

Sex trafficking is widespread around the world but how do we actually define it? The Polaris Project gives us this definition that indicates that, different than consensual prostitution, acts of commercial sex that involve force, fraud, or coercion are deemed as sex trafficking. Even in “developed” countries, the act of buying and selling sex acts under force, fraud, or coercion is an everyday reality. This is the ugly truth and we can’t use ignorance as an excuse to not take action. Victims can’t afford for us to have an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today because I want to bring awareness to this problem that is easily overlooked.If you’d like to help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here), you can donate here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endtrafficking #themoreyouknow

Day 13

 Did you know that homeless youth are at a particularly high risk for sex trafficking? Their homelessness may be due to their parents kicking them out or the stigmatization they faced from their families which led them to runaway. LGBTQ+ youth represent a disproportionate number of runaways in the U.S., and in 2017, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 7 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today because I want to give vulnerable people a chance to grow up free from exploitation. Would you consider helping me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here)? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #untilallarefree #themoreyouknow

Did you know that homeless youth are at a particularly high risk for sex trafficking? Their homelessness may be due to their parents kicking them out or the stigmatization they faced from their families which led them to runaway. LGBTQ+ youth represent a disproportionate number of runaways in the U.S., and in 2017, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 7 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today because I want to give vulnerable people a chance to grow up free from exploitation. Would you consider helping me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here)? You can donate at (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #untilallarefree #themoreyouknow

Day 15

 For many fashion companies, modern slavery is difficult to eliminate from every part of the supply chain as it can be present at every stage of production from the garment factories to the collection of raw materials. Driving the use of slave labor is the demand for “fast fashion”, which is defined by its low cost and high turnover of products. However, greater brand transparency and consumer awareness can (and have) effected change! The number of ethical fashion brands offering sustainable, slave-free alternatives to fast fashion has increased dramatically within recent years and represent a wide array of offerings. Using apps like “Good on You” or downloading the “Done Good” browser extension are two ways that you can see how your favorite brands rate for labor practices. On day 15 of @Dressember, I wear my (dress/tie) as an opportunity to use fashion to end slavery instead of contributing to it. You can help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow #ethicalfashion

For many fashion companies, modern slavery is difficult to eliminate from every part of the supply chain as it can be present at every stage of production from the garment factories to the collection of raw materials. Driving the use of slave labor is the demand for “fast fashion”, which is defined by its low cost and high turnover of products. However, greater brand transparency and consumer awareness can (and have) effected change! The number of ethical fashion brands offering sustainable, slave-free alternatives to fast fashion has increased dramatically within recent years and represent a wide array of offerings. Using apps like “Good on You” or downloading the “Done Good” browser extension are two ways that you can see how your favorite brands rate for labor practices. On day 15 of @Dressember, I wear my (dress/tie) as an opportunity to use fashion to end slavery instead of contributing to it. You can help me raise my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow #ethicalfashion

Day 10

 In 1850, an average slave in the American South cost what would be the equivalent of $40,000 today. One of the key characteristics of modern slavery is the idea that a human being is disposable. This idea of instant replaceability removes any incentive traffickers might have to treat them with care. Every day this month I’m wearing a (dress/tie) as part of @dressember because I want every individual in bondage to know that someone cares about them and that they are irreplaceable. If you’d like to show your support, you can donate to my campaign here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

In 1850, an average slave in the American South cost what would be the equivalent of $40,000 today. One of the key characteristics of modern slavery is the idea that a human being is disposable. This idea of instant replaceability removes any incentive traffickers might have to treat them with care. Every day this month I’m wearing a (dress/tie) as part of @dressember because I want every individual in bondage to know that someone cares about them and that they are irreplaceable. If you’d like to show your support, you can donate to my campaign here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

Day 12

 According to the International Labour Organization, it is estimated that 4.8 million people are being sexually exploited for profit. That’s more than twice the population of New Mexico and represents just over ⅕ of the total number of people trapped in any form of forced labor. Women and girls are disproportionately affected and account for 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today because I want to give a voice to those who aren’t able to speak up for themselves. Donations can be made here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endtrafficking #themoreyouknow

According to the International Labour Organization, it is estimated that 4.8 million people are being sexually exploited for profit. That’s more than twice the population of New Mexico and represents just over ⅕ of the total number of people trapped in any form of forced labor. Women and girls are disproportionately affected and account for 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today because I want to give a voice to those who aren’t able to speak up for themselves. Donations can be made here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endtrafficking #themoreyouknow

Day 14

 According to the UN, forced marriage is “an institution or practice where individuals don’t have the option to refuse or are promised and married to another by their parents, guardians, relatives or other people and groups”. This practice is most common in Africa, South Asia, and former Soviet republics, but still happen in affluent countries in North America and Europe as well. Forced marriage can be coupled with other forms of slavery such as sex or labor trafficking. Today I’m wearing a (dress/tie) because I believe that no one should be forced to marry without consent. You can show your support by donating to my campaign here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

According to the UN, forced marriage is “an institution or practice where individuals don’t have the option to refuse or are promised and married to another by their parents, guardians, relatives or other people and groups”. This practice is most common in Africa, South Asia, and former Soviet republics, but still happen in affluent countries in North America and Europe as well. Forced marriage can be coupled with other forms of slavery such as sex or labor trafficking. Today I’m wearing a (dress/tie) because I believe that no one should be forced to marry without consent. You can show your support by donating to my campaign here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

Day 16

 Total that’s more than the populations of Greece, Chile, and Puerto Rico combined! These people may be living in forced marriages, working under debt bondage, trafficked for sex, or subjugated to some other type of forced labor. They may be women, children, men, mothers, fathers, or grandparents. Regardless of their specific circumstances, they are human beings like you and me and deserve the chance to walk in freedom. This @Dressember, I wear my (dress/tie) as a reminder that people across the world are trapped in slavery everyday and that I can do something about it. Make a global impact by donating to my campaign here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #untilallarefree #themoreyouknow

Total that’s more than the populations of Greece, Chile, and Puerto Rico combined! These people may be living in forced marriages, working under debt bondage, trafficked for sex, or subjugated to some other type of forced labor. They may be women, children, men, mothers, fathers, or grandparents. Regardless of their specific circumstances, they are human beings like you and me and deserve the chance to walk in freedom. This @Dressember, I wear my (dress/tie) as a reminder that people across the world are trapped in slavery everyday and that I can do something about it. Make a global impact by donating to my campaign here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #untilallarefree #themoreyouknow

day 17

Day 18

 Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing industry in the world regardless of the fact that it is  illegal . In many countries, trafficking convictions are non-existent because of a lack of awareness of what human trafficking actually looks like. Until traffickers believe that they will be convicted for their crimes, human trafficking will not come to an end. That is why Dressember partners with organizations like @ijm, an organization that is actively strengthening justice systems to enforce trafficking laws. I believe that an end to slavery is possible. Help me reach my fundraising goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #jointhefight

Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing industry in the world regardless of the fact that it is illegal. In many countries, trafficking convictions are non-existent because of a lack of awareness of what human trafficking actually looks like. Until traffickers believe that they will be convicted for their crimes, human trafficking will not come to an end. That is why Dressember partners with organizations like @ijm, an organization that is actively strengthening justice systems to enforce trafficking laws. I believe that an end to slavery is possible. Help me reach my fundraising goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #jointhefight

 So many of the goods we use and foods we eat on a daily basis are created by and harvested from slave labor. Have you ever thought about how what you consume feeds this unjust system? There are more people trapped in slavery today than there were at the peak of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and together we have the power to do something about it. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today to bring awareness to this issue and fight for freedom, but to fight this injustice I cannot stand alone - Help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

So many of the goods we use and foods we eat on a daily basis are created by and harvested from slave labor. Have you ever thought about how what you consume feeds this unjust system? There are more people trapped in slavery today than there were at the peak of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and together we have the power to do something about it. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today to bring awareness to this issue and fight for freedom, but to fight this injustice I cannot stand alone - Help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

Day 19

Day 20

 Can you imagine being in debt to someone and being forced to work it off in a dangerous and unhealthy environment? Debt bondage is when a person is forced to work for little to no money to pay back an impossible debt. Debt bondage often occurs when a loan has been given for someone to enter a new country. Once they have entered the country, it is common for a trafficker to hold their identification documents until they pay back their debt. Over time, this loan increases as living expenses add up, forcing the individual deeper into slavery. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today because I understand that an issue as big as human trafficking requires a collaborative approach. It requires all of us. Help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

Can you imagine being in debt to someone and being forced to work it off in a dangerous and unhealthy environment? Debt bondage is when a person is forced to work for little to no money to pay back an impossible debt. Debt bondage often occurs when a loan has been given for someone to enter a new country. Once they have entered the country, it is common for a trafficker to hold their identification documents until they pay back their debt. Over time, this loan increases as living expenses add up, forcing the individual deeper into slavery. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today because I understand that an issue as big as human trafficking requires a collaborative approach. It requires all of us. Help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

 What industries do you incorporate into your daily life? How much do you know about their practices? Take a moment of your day to research how your life is impacted by modern day slavery and to educate yourself on this issue. Today, I am wearing this (dress/tie) to shed light on this issue and to stand in solidarity with those who have suffered because of it. #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

What industries do you incorporate into your daily life? How much do you know about their practices? Take a moment of your day to research how your life is impacted by modern day slavery and to educate yourself on this issue. Today, I am wearing this (dress/tie) to shed light on this issue and to stand in solidarity with those who have suffered because of it. #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

Day 21

Day 22

 Take a moment to reflect on how you seek profit? Is there a fair-trade, sustainable way you could do it that would help eradicate exploitation and forced labor? Every single person has consumer power and every item you buy casts a vote for the world you want to see. Items like chocolate, coffee, and even our smartphones can trace back to child and forced labor. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today to bring awareness to this issue and fight for freedom, but to fight this injustice I cannot stand alone - Help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

Take a moment to reflect on how you seek profit? Is there a fair-trade, sustainable way you could do it that would help eradicate exploitation and forced labor? Every single person has consumer power and every item you buy casts a vote for the world you want to see. Items like chocolate, coffee, and even our smartphones can trace back to child and forced labor. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today to bring awareness to this issue and fight for freedom, but to fight this injustice I cannot stand alone - Help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

 Did you know that in 2017, the National Human Trafficking Hotline received over 26,000 calls? Did you know that the majority of human trafficking cases go unreported, so that number is only a small estimate of the number of cases that happened last year. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today to raise awareness to increase reporting for people who are in trafficking situations. Would you contribute to help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

Did you know that in 2017, the National Human Trafficking Hotline received over 26,000 calls? Did you know that the majority of human trafficking cases go unreported, so that number is only a small estimate of the number of cases that happened last year. I’m wearing my (dress/tie) today to raise awareness to increase reporting for people who are in trafficking situations. Would you contribute to help me reach my goal of (enter goal amount here) by donating here: (enter fundraising link). #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #themoreyouknow

Day 23

Day 24

 According to this 2014 study, 88 percent of the human trafficking survivors interviewed had contact with a healthcare professional while they were being trafficked. This offers an opportunity for healthcare professionals not only to recognize the signs of trafficking in these patients, but to provide the care that they have been deprived of. It is also an example of how powerful we are as a community to spot human trafficking. I am wearing a (dress/tie) this month because I believe no one should face the abuse that these individuals experience. Please join me in calling attention to this injustice by donating to me fundraising page (insert fundraising link here). #dressember #endhumantrafficking

According to this 2014 study, 88 percent of the human trafficking survivors interviewed had contact with a healthcare professional while they were being trafficked. This offers an opportunity for healthcare professionals not only to recognize the signs of trafficking in these patients, but to provide the care that they have been deprived of. It is also an example of how powerful we are as a community to spot human trafficking. I am wearing a (dress/tie) this month because I believe no one should face the abuse that these individuals experience. Please join me in calling attention to this injustice by donating to me fundraising page (insert fundraising link here). #dressember #endhumantrafficking

 Did you know human trafficking isn’t just considered a crime, but a whole criminal industry? Not only is modern day slavery an entire industry, but it is the fastest growing. Together, we can stop the growth of this industry. Today, I am wearing a (dress/tie) for the people still trapped in slavery around the world. You can donate here: (insert fundraising page link) to help me reach my fundraising goal of (insert goal here). #dressember #endslavery #itsbiggerthanadress

Did you know human trafficking isn’t just considered a crime, but a whole criminal industry? Not only is modern day slavery an entire industry, but it is the fastest growing. Together, we can stop the growth of this industry. Today, I am wearing a (dress/tie) for the people still trapped in slavery around the world. You can donate here: (insert fundraising page link) to help me reach my fundraising goal of (insert goal here). #dressember #endslavery #itsbiggerthanadress

Day 25

Day 26

 There are strides being made towards a world without human trafficking. According to the US Department of Justice, trafficking convictions have increased by about 70% between the years 2009 and 2016. But I believe there is always more work to be done in the restoration of dignity to all. That is why I’m wearing a (dress/tie) this December, as a reminder that so much has improved, but there is so much more work to do. Please donate to my page here: (insert fundraising page link) to support the organizations helping to create these strides. #itsbiggerthanadress #dressember #endslavery

There are strides being made towards a world without human trafficking. According to the US Department of Justice, trafficking convictions have increased by about 70% between the years 2009 and 2016. But I believe there is always more work to be done in the restoration of dignity to all. That is why I’m wearing a (dress/tie) this December, as a reminder that so much has improved, but there is so much more work to do. Please donate to my page here: (insert fundraising page link) to support the organizations helping to create these strides. #itsbiggerthanadress #dressember #endslavery

 Advocacy can be hard but I always feel hopeful when I see statistics showing that anti trafficking efforts are effective. According to the International Justice Mission (one of Dressember’s wonderful partners), in 2012 the number of minors being sold for sex in Pampanga, Philippines plummeted by 86%. This is the power that trafficking convictions have in letting traffickers know that they will not get away with their crime. Will you please support the further liberation of human trafficking victims by donating to my Dressember fundraising page? Here is the link: (insert fundraising page link) #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endchildtrafficking

Advocacy can be hard but I always feel hopeful when I see statistics showing that anti trafficking efforts are effective. According to the International Justice Mission (one of Dressember’s wonderful partners), in 2012 the number of minors being sold for sex in Pampanga, Philippines plummeted by 86%. This is the power that trafficking convictions have in letting traffickers know that they will not get away with their crime. Will you please support the further liberation of human trafficking victims by donating to my Dressember fundraising page? Here is the link: (insert fundraising page link) #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endchildtrafficking

Day 27

Day 28

 According to a study in 2012, 60% of the child sex trafficking victims recovered as part of an FBI raid were children from foster care or group homes. While foster care can be a saving grace for so many children, they are still in a vulnerable position to be coerced or forced into trafficking, especially after leaving a difficult home situation. Dressember partners with organizations like Olive Crest who provides training and service to keep kids out of human trafficking. I am wearing a (dress/tie) all month to support these organizations and these children. Please donate to my fundraising page to help this incredible mission: (insert fundraising page link here) #dressember #endtrafficking #itsbiggerthanadress

According to a study in 2012, 60% of the child sex trafficking victims recovered as part of an FBI raid were children from foster care or group homes. While foster care can be a saving grace for so many children, they are still in a vulnerable position to be coerced or forced into trafficking, especially after leaving a difficult home situation. Dressember partners with organizations like Olive Crest who provides training and service to keep kids out of human trafficking. I am wearing a (dress/tie) all month to support these organizations and these children. Please donate to my fundraising page to help this incredible mission: (insert fundraising page link here) #dressember #endtrafficking #itsbiggerthanadress

 It has to be said: greed is what drives the modern slave trade. Without the ability to get rich, traffickers would be forced to shut down operations. We have the power to end the demand for sex slavery and forced labor slavery by refusing to purchase people and products who are forced to into sex work or forced labor slavery. Millions of people who believe in the dignity of all will be able to win against those who value money over human lives. Please support me this month as I wear a (dress/tie) as a flag for the freedom of all people by donating to my fundraising page (insert fundraising page link) #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #dignityovergreed

It has to be said: greed is what drives the modern slave trade. Without the ability to get rich, traffickers would be forced to shut down operations. We have the power to end the demand for sex slavery and forced labor slavery by refusing to purchase people and products who are forced to into sex work or forced labor slavery. Millions of people who believe in the dignity of all will be able to win against those who value money over human lives. Please support me this month as I wear a (dress/tie) as a flag for the freedom of all people by donating to my fundraising page (insert fundraising page link) #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #dignityovergreed

Day 29

Day 30

 We have the resources to spot modern slavery on a daily basis. Above are a handful of signs that could indicate that someone is in a trafficking situation. As the month of December comes to an end, I encourage you to think about what you can do to be a part of a societal change surrounding the buying and selling of human beings. If you see something, say something. You can report signs of trafficking to your local trafficking hotline (enter trafficking hotline for your area here). Please consider supporting me as I finish up my month of dresses/ties as part of Dressember. You can donate at (insert fundraising page link).

We have the resources to spot modern slavery on a daily basis. Above are a handful of signs that could indicate that someone is in a trafficking situation. As the month of December comes to an end, I encourage you to think about what you can do to be a part of a societal change surrounding the buying and selling of human beings. If you see something, say something. You can report signs of trafficking to your local trafficking hotline (enter trafficking hotline for your area here). Please consider supporting me as I finish up my month of dresses/ties as part of Dressember. You can donate at (insert fundraising page link).


Day 31

 I believe in a world without slavery. I believe in a world where dignity is not an afterthought and where every individual believes the truth that they are irreplaceable and not disposable. As I end my month of wearing (dresses/ties), I understand that this alone will not end human trafficking, but I do believe that awareness is where it starts. January is #humantraffickingawareness month. I invite you to get involved if you haven’t already by donating to my campaign page or making a page of your own and taking on a challenge in the month of January to share what you’ve learned. You can find out more at dressember.org

I believe in a world without slavery. I believe in a world where dignity is not an afterthought and where every individual believes the truth that they are irreplaceable and not disposable. As I end my month of wearing (dresses/ties), I understand that this alone will not end human trafficking, but I do believe that awareness is where it starts. January is #humantraffickingawareness month. I invite you to get involved if you haven’t already by donating to my campaign page or making a page of your own and taking on a challenge in the month of January to share what you’ve learned. You can find out more at dressember.org


 This past month, I have been learning more about the reality of human trafficking and modern slavery. Thank you to those of you who have donated to my Dressember campaign as I’ve worn a (dress/tie) every day this month. Would you help me finish up the month strong by donating to my fundraising page? You can find that at (insert fundraising page link) #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #untilallarefree

This past month, I have been learning more about the reality of human trafficking and modern slavery. Thank you to those of you who have donated to my Dressember campaign as I’ve worn a (dress/tie) every day this month. Would you help me finish up the month strong by donating to my fundraising page? You can find that at (insert fundraising page link) #dressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #untilallarefree