So, what's the deal?
Well, 2013 Surfers In A Dress photographer, Jaydon Cabe has kindly donated a personal photo shoot to give away to one lucky donor.
All you need to do is donate the most above $50 to Surfers In A Dress in the next week (from 8 Oct - 15 Oct) and you could be strutting your stuff like Zoolander on a catwalk before you know it. You knowit!
To enter, donate here: surfersinadress.com/donate
Of course, you may also like to treat your pooch to a shoot, or attempt to get that barrel witnessed on camera, or maybe since Christmas is coming up, it could be a great gift for a loved one.
It's a pretty sweet deal, and I reckon you stand a pretty good chance of winning if you just give it a shot!
Donate here: surfersinadress.com/donate
Some key info: Entries close midnight 15/10/2014. Winner will be announced by 20/10/2014. The voucher is only redeemable in Sydney. Voucher expires 15 October 2015. More details on the image above.
Check out some of Jaydon's epic photography below:
Only 1 in 6 girls in Sierra Leone are able to attend high school. Sadly, this gender inequality affects millions of girls around the world.
WE can change this, and that's why Surfers In A Dress exists - so together we can get these girls back in school and to spread the message that we have the power to empower.
If you would like to help me help them (even just $5), please visit:
You may have recently seen Harry Potter star and now UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, popping up on your news-feeds. Well, all I can suggest is watch the speech below as Emma delivers moving remarks about the fight for feminism (AKA gender equality, not male-hating) during the HeForShe Special Event at United Nations Headquarter in New York.
The founder of the new dating app, PASH has come on board as a proud supporter of Surfers In A Dress. PASH is a new social networking tool for men to connect with other men in their local area.
It's easy. Come up with the most creative meme for Surfers In A Dress this year and I'll shout you a beverage of your choice at the after-party at Bucket List on 12 October. There's 10 free beers up for grabs. If you don't live in Sydney, I'll arrange an alternative reward.
THE WINNERS: will be based on the number of Likes you get for your meme once published across Facebook and Instagram (my profile and yours).
TO ENTER: simply direct message me your meme(s) and let the comp begin!
Conditions: for a greater chance of winning, your meme should include the name Surfers In A Dress or URL doitinadress.com/surfersinadress or doitinadress.com/gregbeazley. It may also include phrases related to the cause, like 'girls education', 'Sierra Leone', etc. Lastly, keep it tactful - I won't publish it if it's too controversial. However, if it is unique and funny, go for it!
Need inspiration? Check these out...
Why raise money for OneGirl?
Most girls in Sierra Leone, West Africa don't have the privilege of getting an education. In fact, a girl in Sierra Leone is more likely to be sexually assaulted than she is to attend high school.
But, when a girl is educated, she is three times less likely to contract HIV / AIDS. She'll marry later and have fewer, healthier children. For every extra year of schooling, her income will increase by 10-25%. And, she'll reinvest 90% of the money she earns back into her family.
Educating a girl has a 'multiplier effect'. When you educate a girl, you educate a nation.
For more info about the stats, go here: http://www.onegirl.org.au/
_Where do you start?
Maybe you could think about having a dress up day at work. Definitely throw in a raffle for good measure. You could even do a bake off or why not go Surfing In A Dress? The choice is yours :)
Once you've decided what you want to do, register your name and create a team at doitinadress.com. Alternatively, you could join the SurfersInADress team. Up to you.
Use the items in the toolkit http://www.doitinadress.com/toolkit to promote your event and pledge your support to the cause.
Raising money and matching dollar for dollar?
You have a couple of options here. You can either encourage people to donate to your page on doitinadress.com or bank whatever you raise on the day and donate it to your page yourself.
However, if a company is willing to match dollar for dollar, it is likely they will only do so if they can claim in as tax deduction. Now, unfortunately OneGirl does not have DGR status, which allows for donations to be tax deductable. They are certainly a registered charity and they have applied for DGR status, but the ridiculous process is longer than most can imagine. Here's why.
BUT, all is not lost. OneGirl have partnered with World Relief who does have DGR status, so you can donate what you raise through them here https://www.wra.org.au/1414-6onegirl. The only minor downside of donating this was is that your profile page won't show what you've raised. From any donations through World Relief, they will take between 6-10% of the donation to cover their costs and probably to fund their cause, which still ain't bad.
Does that help?
I hope this helps you get started with getting on board with Do It In A Dress. But if not, feel free to contact me personally on Facebook or in the comments below.
Exciting times! We have begun developing the strategy for Surfers In A Dress 2014.
And by "we", I mean my good pal, Si Muddell and I. Si officially joins as a partner of SIAD this year and I'm super excited to welcome him to what is now a team 😀.
We're excited by the challenge of reaching our goals this year and to once again, making a difference to the lives of girls in Sierra Leone.
We hope to grow an even bigger following this year and spread the message of all the amazing work One Girl is doing over in Sierra Leone.
Watch this space for more news!
About Surfers In A Dress
Surfers In A Dress was founded in 2012 by Greg Beazley as a way to align his passion for surfing with his passion for helping and inspiring young people to have a better life. Having been a supporter of One Girl since the beginning, once the Do It In A Dress campaign launched it was the perfect opportunity for Greg to kickstart this unique side-project. For more information visit gregbeazley.com.