Join us in supporting the Junior League of Topeka's (JLT) Inaugural Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI), a campaign seeking to increase awareness about the effect of poverty on our community, while raising funds to support JLT's programs to fight community instability. Get ready for a week filled with meaningful conversations about limits in our community.
LBDI is our advocacy campaign against limits in our community’s health. For one week, October 14 - 18, LBDI advocates will be wearing the same Little Black Dress (or outfit) for FIVE days in a row, You may be wondering why a little black dress. We believe firmly that when a person lacks options they lack opportunity and by wearing the same dress daily advocates will spark conversations across their networks about the effects of community instability and the work the JLT does in Topeka.
Thank you for joining in our efforts and supporting our mission of developing the potential of women and vision of being catalysts for lasting community change.
1 in 6 people in Topeka are at or below the national poverty level.
Over 25,500 people in the Topeka community are Food Insecure - 20% of which are children.
More than 16% of the Topeka population live at or below the poverty line
Poverty statistics for the city of Topeka
You can support #LBDITopeka in two ways:
1. Joining our team and creating your own fundraising page on Crowdrise.
You'll receive resources and support to help you spread awareness and have your own online page to easily & securely accept donations. Start by clicking "Join The Team" and personalizing your page today!
You can donate via a crowdrise campaign.
For offline donations you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to get an offline donation form. Offline donations can be mailed to:
The Junior League of Topeka
1251 SW Arrowhead Rd Ste 120
Topeka, KS 66604
Participants are encouraged to log the donations in Crowdrise using the Offline Donation Manager tool.
3. Help Spread the Word!
Share the Little Black Dress Initiative posts this week to help raise awareness to community instability in Topeka.