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
Action: Little Black Dress Pt.1
Action: Little Black Dress Pt.2 (The How)
Art of Advocacy: Wearing Hope in a Little Black Dress
Review: Action Little Black Dress in Retrospect
2013 Little Black Dress Support
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Elisa, this is all so very cool. I spoke with a Lisa Jones who raised money for IJM as well with the one month, one dress, one cause. Maybe you know her. Anyway, I work for IJM in the Student Mobilization department and wondered if you know of any students who have done this? I am writing a devotional book that will include stories of students doing things to raise awareness and funds to end slavery. I can use you all as an example, but if I’m looking for a student as that is the target audience of the book.
Thanks for all your support.
Honestly, I wish so bad a student did this with me, as I think it is such an easy thing to do for students to do. I think the youngest person who did it was, um, 25? I have almost talked a few into it, and hoping for some to join in this next year. Please feel free to use it regardless, and feel free to ask anything or take any quotes or information from here. I think I actually put up a guide on World Vision Acts, so some might have done it themselves on there… I will look. I think this year we raised just shy of $5000 for IJM!