Students are Invited to Participate in Maranatha’s Dressember

Every December, Maranatha High School students join with advocates from all over the world to fight to end human trafficking by pledging to wear a dress or tie each day in the month of December.

Dressember is an international movement that has raised awareness and millions of dollars to support victims and survivors around the world. According to the organization’s website, “What may seem like a silly style challenge, has collectively raised over $18MM to fight human trafficking around the world. When enough people use their voices to advocate for change, things begin to shift. Dressember is much more than an awareness campaign; we’re a social movement rooted in the belief that all people deserve to be free.”

Maranatha students are invited to learn more about this worthy cause by visiting the Dressember website. Then, if they would like to become an advocate and participate in Dressember, students should follow these instructions.

How To Participate: Click this link to the Maranatha Dressember fundraising page, then click, “Become an Advocate” (located in the upper right-hand corner). Then, click “Join Team” (make sure to include your first and last name) and donate a minimum of $20.00 to participate. After you create a page, share your link with family and friends to raise support and meet our goal.

Dress Code for GIRLS – Options & Expectations

• Dresses or skirts are acceptable, as long as they do not not ride higher than mid-thigh
• No spaghetti straps (unless a t-shirt is worn underneath or a jacket is worn on top)
• No plunging necklines or low cut backs dropping below the middle of the back
• Skirts may be worn with an appropriate blouse or sweater on top
• Appropriately fitted dresses or skirts are required

Dress Code for BOYS – Options & Expectations

• Dress shirt with a tie and nice slacks/bottoms
• Full suits which include a dress shirt and tie
• A tie with a suit jacket and polo
• A tie with a polo

Students who do not become an advocate online are not permitted to participate in Dressember dress-up days from December 1-18, and must come to school in uniform. Although Maranatha Dressember dress-up days end on December 18, feel free to continue to raise support through the end of December.

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