23 Jan Junior League of Boca Raton’s 3rd Annual ‘Little Black Dress Initiative’ March 7-11, 2022
The Junior League of Boca Raton will launch the third annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI), a week long awareness campaign, March 7th-11th, to raise funds to help underserved women and children in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
Junior League members that participate in Little Black Dress will wear the same black dress or outfit for five consecutive days to illustrate the restrictions poverty places on choices, opportunities, and access to resources. By wearing the same black dress or outfit, it symbolizes the somber situation and struggles that many members of our community face on a daily basis. Members will post to their daily experience on social media channels pictured in the same dress.
To support Little Black Dress, visit jlbr.org or send a check to the Junior League of Boca Raton, Vegso Community Resource Center, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Donations are fully tax deductible and will go to support the programs and mission of the JLBR.
Founded in 2014 by the Junior League of London, the Little Black Dress Initiative has been adopted by Junior Leagues throughout the U.S.
The initiative will enable members to experience what it’s like to only own one dress and have to keep it clean and wear it for an entire week so they can reflect on the impact of poverty and the lack of choices people have who live in poverty face on a daily basis. League members will raise money via their personal social media channels.
In Florida, 62% of the workforce is comprised of mothers with infant children and one quarter of the state’s resident’s lives below the poverty level.
“Our goal is to raise awareness and dollars,” said Jamie Sauer, President of the Junior League of Boca Raton, said. “The Little Black Dress Initiative demonstrates how limited resources affect daily life.”
About the Junior League of Boca Raton
Throughout the year, JLBR members will contribute more than 35,000 volunteer hours and provide more than $250,000 to support our mission of training volunteers, developing the potential of women and improving the South Florida community through impact areas: child welfare, hunger, and nonprofit support. To learn more about the JLBR, please contact the JLBR office at 561-620-2553 or visit JLBR.org. Connect with JLBR on facebook.com/JuniorLeagueBocaRaton, or twitter.com/JLBocaRaton. Hashtags for the Initiative are #JLBR or #JLBRimpact, #LBDIJLBR
Photo: Jamie Sauer, President, Junior League of Boca Raton