If you see a man with one painted fingernail about town, it could be because he’s participating in a movement to stand against the physical and sexual abuse of children.
From Oct. 1 to 15, the #PolishedMan global campaign is aiming to get men to talk more about the problem of child abuse. And it’s raising money to benefit a variety of organizations around the world. (It also happens that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Maine.)
There, he met a young girl named Thea at Hagar International, which helps victims of trafficking, domestic violence and exploitation. They didn’t speak the same language, so they played games together. At the end of the evening, Thea drew a heart on his hand and painted all of Costello’s nails blue.
“I left that night so moved by Thea that I made a decision to paint one nail to represent the one in five children that suffer physical and sexual violence at the hands of men,” he said.
Learn more about how the campaign started here:
And check out some of the reaction on Twitter and Instagram:
— Warwick Police (@WarwickPol) September 28, 2015
— YGAP (@ygap_official) September 28, 2015
— HuffPostUK Lifestyle (@HuffPoLifestyle) October 6, 2015
— Izabela Lusinska (@newglobalelite) September 24, 2015
#polishedman @ygap . A real man defends the castle. A real man protects the family. A real man shelters the weak. A real man is anchored in truth and value. . What motivates real men is a love for the truth; a contempt for error; and a passion for being used by God in the work of snatching people from the grip of the enemy. Every dollar you donate is a bullet in the back of the enemy. . Im fundraising for YGAP's polished man campaign to raise money for the 1 in 5 children who experience physical or sexual child abuse. The two most significant mentors in my life were both sexually abused and its a lifetime of repair. Please donate: www.polishedman.com/chancedite