June 6th, 2011
08:00 AM ET

One dress raising awareness of slavery

Last year, Amy Seiffert learned that her hometown of Toledo, Ohio, ranked 4th in the United States in the number of arrests, investigations and rescues of underage victims of sex trafficking. So Seiffert decided to do something about it.

She pledged to wear the same dress for six months and donate the money she would have otherwise spent on clothes, and raise money and awareness for The Daughter Project, a local organization building a shelter for girls rescued from sex trafficking.

She blogged about it, she spoke out about it, and before long, others were inspired to follow in her footsteps.

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