September Advocate in Action :: Meet Jessica

Sand Volleyball Boosts Advocacy for As Our Own

A love for India had been growing in Jessica’s heart for some time before she heard about the work of As Our Own. After hearing about our growing family in India and how our daughters’ lives were being redeemed, Jessica knew she wanted to get involved.

Jessica wanted an event that would be fun and inclusive, something everyone could be part of. A six-on-six sand volleyball tournament was chosen, as teams could be organized quickly with people of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds. The event, Dig In & Set Free, was a great success, drawing 20 teams that raised $3,200 and boosted awareness on behalf of our daughters. She explains: “I love that I can be a part of rescuing and caring for girls in India whom I haven't even met yet and helping prevent others from being taken into a life of abuse and exploitation.”

Organizing an event like this was a huge undertaking, but Jessica says it was worth every effort.

If a love for India and our daughters has been growing in your heart, consider joining Jessica in a creative advocacy campaign.


Are you looking for a way to get your friends involved and make a difference for our daughters in India? Hosting an event is a great way to take action and raise money for As Our Own.

We have all the tools for making your event a great success:

» Get inspired by other advocate events.
» Use event resources (Event Kit, Brand Guidelines, and Media).
» Adopt a project to fund.

Bring your event to life and help fight the trafficking and exploitation crisis in India!

9 / 16 / 2013