Today, I wanted to take the time out to talk to you about a yearly initiative that I have been participating in for the past few years called “Dancember”. Dancember is a fundraising campaign created by Judy & Benji Travis, popular vlogging You tubers, not only to raise money for a chosen non-profit organization but also to raise awareness about a specific cause. Each year, for one day in December, there will be a 24 live broadcast feed hosted by Its Judy Time to concentrate efforts on raising money. Of course, donations are open for the entire month of December.
In 2014, Dancember raised money to support Rescue Freedom, which is an organization dedicated to eradicating sexual slavery amongst women/children. That year, a community of You tubers ( creators, viewers, etc) raised over 100,000 dollars. For the past two years, Dancember has focused it’s efforts towards raising money for Convoy Of Hope, a “faith based organization” that helps “the impoverished and suffering by distributing food, water, supplies and hope” ( COH, 2015). This year, they are going to do it again but what’s different is that they are shooting for 1,000,000 dollar fundraising goal.
Every day in December, you can dance ( hence the “dance-ember) and share it online , not only to raise awareness for the campaign but also for the cause. You can learn more about the creators of this campaign and importantly, the cause that so many people contribute to by their effort, time, talents and skill to every year:
If you want to be on the Dancember Street Team, those who are driven individual’s who want to contribute to the campaign more about passionate outreach, you can do so here.
If you’d like to make a donation to help feed children and contribute to this campaign, you can do so here.
If you just want to find out more about Convoy Of Hope, apart from the campaign, check out the link right here.
I don’t know about you but I can sometimes feel overwhelmed during the holiday season because sometimes I feel that there is so much the requirement to “give” something to so many different causes. With Dancember, from one supporter being myself, do what you are led to do first and foremost. Find out if Convoy of Hope and their mission is a cause that makes you passionate and that you want to contribute to. At the end of the day, you don’t have to give “money” just to contribute to making a difference, you can also give your attention, genuine attention to something else, someone else…this season.
I’ll be there on the 24hr broadcast ( I believe it will be on December 15th!) which will be on their main channel, Join me and the rest as we dance our way to 1,000,000 dollars.
WorkWithIt, Girl: if you can’t dance, YOU BETTA WORK with what you got and do what you can : D.