The Junior League of Philadelphia's (JLP) second annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) will take place from October 12-16, 2020. All funds raised will be donated to Greener Partners and Community Center at Visitation, two of the JLP's community partners that are fighting food insecurity in the Philadelphia area.
These partnerships align with our Apple a Day Healthy Living Initiative. Over 2 million people in Pennsylvania are projected to experience food insecurity in 2020 due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and many Greater Philadelphia area counties have been negatively impacted.
The JLP is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.
Founded in 2014 by the Junior League of London, the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a week-long awareness and fundraising campaign that harnesses the power of social media to illustrate the restrictions poverty places on choices, opportunities, and access to resources. Advocates wear one black dress (or outfit) for five consecutive days, in an effort to spark conversations and awareness about poverty and related issues.