This post is specifically written for those who are doing 2013 Action: Little Black Dress, to help support you, brave you, on this challenge you have embarked upon.
- For International Justice Mission (IJM): Average Advocate’s Action: Little Black Dress 2013.
- For Love146: Little Black Dress 2013.
3.) Discover Your Motivation
4.) Make a Visibility Plan
Some of you have asked me to write little sound bites that you can personalize or copy and paste to post on your social network sites or in an email. Here they are:
This is a template of a sample letter you can send to your friends/family:
I just wanted to let you know about this challenge I am starting. Every day for the month of February 2013 I am wearing the same dress to bring awareness to the 20-30 million slaves, or victims of human trafficking in our world. Doing this is only a small sacrifice- I don’t get to choose what I want to wear, what is always cute, comfortable, practical or clean. But the victims of modern slavery, both in the USA and around the world, have no choice, no freedom, no say in whether they will be used, wronged, abused.
Personally, I am doing this because _____________. I have been learning about this issue and one thing that stands out to me is that ____________________. I think this is ________________.
Myself and the group of people I am fundraising with hope that everyone they talk to this about will give $5 to our campaign If enough of you will give money, we can reach our goal of $5000. This is the cost of funding a rescue operation, yes, literally freeing slaves, with the organization International Justice Mission. This goal also supports the work of Love146, an organization that aims to provide care to victims of sex-trafficking.
If you are interested in jumping on board with this project yourself, wearing the same item of black clothing for even just a couple weeks, please check out this post on the Average Advocate: Project Little Black Dress 2013
If you are interested in donating funds to this project, please donate here: https://www.ijmfreedommaker.
Thank you so much for helping me take on this challenge!
You might not realize it yet, but fundraising is actually pretty hard. The key is to not get discouraged. Please check out this post about fundraising here: Fundraising 101
If the idea of "purpose" always seemed a little vague to you AND you don't have a lot of time to spare, this is for you!
Purpose Roadmap: Discover A Story Worth Living is a free mini-workbook with seven-destination points to help you intentionally choose what you want to let motivate you in life. This is what I'm hear for, to empower everyday people like you to know where to start in all of life's craziness to begin discovering our best roles (and not burnt-out roles) to change the world. And this is the perfect place to start!