I’ve dedicated much of my life to community service activities and organizations. It all started in the fifth grade, when I raised $300 for Akron Children’s Hospital by selling bracelets I made in my spare time. I will never forget walking onto the Pediatric Oncology wing with the envelope of money in hand. It was euphoric to say the least. From then on, community service became somewhat of addiction. In high school, I became a President of the Key Club, the largest service program for students. Just a year after that, I joined Alpha Chi Omega, where one of our core values is service. Shortly after being initiated, I was elected as Service Chair. I participated in St. Baldrick’s and raised nearly $1,000 for pediatric cancer research by shaving my head bald and joined various other service projects. This year, starting on Sunday, September 25, I will be participating in the One Grey Dress Project. For one month, I will be wearing the same grey dress. This one dress will symbolize the lack of choice victims of sexual trafficking face. I have pledged to wear the same grey dress, along with hundreds of other women and men, to feel a small portion of the isolation and oppression that is felt by women in these horrible situations. As always, there are a few people skeptical of the project. How is it fair that I get to wash my dress or style it differently every day, one might ask? Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but as I see it, I will be raising money for a cause that’s much like my sorority’s philanthropy of domestic violence. Both causes are very near and dear to my heart. Additionally, the One Grey Dress Project inspires social change and forces people to face the harsh reality of these situations. I believe that is justification enough. If you want to know more about the One Grey Dress Project, please let me know. I will frequently be posting pictures of myself and outfit choices accompanied by facts about human trafficking.