Now in its third year, I invite you to be a part of The Little Black Dress Initiative in Orlando, a campaign to increase awareness about the effects of poverty on our community, while raising funds for the Junior League of Greater Orlando.
By wearing the same Little Black Dress for FIVE days in a row, participants will spark conversations across their networks about the effects of poverty in Central Florida and the work the JLGO does in our community.
For more than a century, The Junior League has been on the forefront of social reform, identifying problems - childhood nutrition and obesity, human trafficking, foster care, juvenile justice, teen self-esteem, cybercrimes, literacy and the environment, among others - and finding solutions. Our approach is simple. Through hands-on training and formal learning opportunities, we give women the skills they need to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve.
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.
Poverty statistics for the state of Florida*:
- For a family of four, the poverty line in Central Florida is a combined household income of $24,860.
- Almost 2.9 million people (or 14% of the population) live below the poverty line on Florida.
- 20% of these individuals are children and 14.8% are women.
You can support #theLBDIorlando 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!
2.Offline cash and check donations.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get an offline donation form. Offline donations can be mailed to headquarters at:
P.O. Box 530076
Orlando, FL 32853-0076
Participants are encouraged to log the donations in Crowdrise using the Offline Donation Manager tool.