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Little Black Dress Initiative | Junior League of Lufkin
Little Black Dress Initiative

We raised $17,441.77 of our goal of $15,000. Thank you for your support! It was truly a community effort!

What is Little Black Dress Initiative?
The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a poverty awareness fundraising campaign that uses the iconic LBD to raise awareness about poverty and its effects on women in society. Participants wear one black dress for five consecutive days to raise poverty awareness and illustrate the effects poverty can have on a person’s access to resources, confidence and employment opportunities.

Where do the proceeds go?
The funds raised make possible the work and mission of the Junior League.
First, following the campaign vouchers will be issued to local organizations that serve those in need. The vouchers are then redeemed at the JLL Rummage Sale. Families can purchase a wide range of items such as cookware, clothing, blankets, beds and much more.
Secondly, proceeds go to fund other JLL projects, such as backpacks for kids through Back to School Bonanza.

What is the goal for this year?
The goals this year are to increase poverty awareness and understanding, while contributing to the cause. With over 20% of Angelina County residents living below the poverty level, it is critical we strive to serve those in need. This year we are working to raise more than $15,000 to help our community.

We hope you will join us by taking part in one (or more) of the opportunities below:

  • Wear the Dress: Raise awareness and funds to combat the impact of poverty, by wearing one dress for five days during LBDI week. Little Black Dress Initiative t-shirts will also be available purchase for those who want to participate but a t-shirt is more appropriate.
  • Support: Donate to the 2018 LBDI Campaign by clicking the “Donate” button below and make a difference today.
  • Share: The week of October 1st- 5th you can share Junior League of Lufkin public Facebook post and challenge others to donate.

“Alone we can do so little: together we can do so much” Helen Keller

JLL: Little Black Dress from Sight & Sound | Aspire Films on Vimeo.


For more information, email LBDI@juniorleagueoflufkin.org