The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a fundraising campaign spearheaded by the Junior League of Lynchburg (JLL) as part of our mission to empower women in our community. This is our 4th annual event! Through it, we aim to bring awareness to and help alleviate the effects of trauma women face in the community. In particular, this includes sexual or domestic abuse and poverty. This year, we hope to raise $12,000 in support of the YWCA of Central Virginia and Junior League of Lynchburg.
How does it work?
I, like all participants, will be wearing the same black dress every day for the week of October 21-25 to prompt conversation and highlight the effect traumatic situations can have on a woman’s access to resources, confidence, and opportunities. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram this week as I post statistics and other information about these issues.
How can I participate?
Donations can be made directly to CrowdRise, given to me in person or via Venmo, or mailed to the JLL PO Box with my name in the memo (PO Box 2751, Lynchburg, VA 24505).
You can help by going out to eat, too! We are partnering with one area restaurant each day from October 20-25 who have each graciously agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds in support of LBDI. Make sure to tell your server BEFORE you pay that you'd like your purchase to support the Little Black Dress Initiative.
Monday, October 21st – Texas Roadhouse (4-10pm)
Tuesday, October 22nd – East Coast Wings (5-9pm)
Wednesday, October 23rd – Blaze Pizza (5-9pm)
Thursday, October 24th – Crisp, Forest and Downtown locations (11am-8:30pm)
Friday, October 25th - Mister Goodies Boonsboro (6-10pm)