Can one black dress for five short days create awareness about issues that affect others for a lifetime?
The iconic Little Black Dress (LBD) is usually thought of as just a fashionable wardrobe staple– great for business or a fun night out. So why is the LBD at the center of an awareness campaign about poverty? By wearing the same LBD for 5 days in a row, my fellow Advocates and I hope to illustrate the restrictions poverty places on choices, opportunities, and access to resources.
1 in 6 people in Topeka are at or below the national poverty level. Throughout the week, I will join over many other Advocates across the community to:
RAISE AWARENESS of Community Instability ILLUSTRATE how limited resources affect daily life; and RAISE FUNDS TO Support the Junior League of Topeka’s programs to fight Community Instability such as Capital Impact Leadership Summit Civic and leadership focused training Ongoing community needs related to Community Instability.
The Junior League of Topeka works on projects and with community partners to support child welfare as impacted by violence and community instability. Our goal is to raise $10,000. Please support Junior Leauge of Topeka as we tackle this important issue. You can also follow my Little Black Dress Initiative journey throughout the week on my social media platforms.
Thank you for your support!