What is Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI)?
Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a week-long event where Junior League of Greensboro members (and friends!) wear a black, work-appropriate outfit each day, which represents the limited choices available to the aging population living in poverty. Participating members will highlight their involvement through social media posts.
How do members participate?
Participants will wear their preferred black outfit for the week of March 4-8 with a button that will read “ask me about my dress”. Members will have information to share to raise awareness of the effects of poverty on the aging population in Greensboro. Donations are welcome during and after the event through March 18, 2019.
Why should I give to the Little Black Dress Initiative?
Junior League of Greensboro members are committed to our community issue of impact: aging. Members of the Junior League volunteer in many different roles to fulfill our mission: to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership.
Currently, we are working with several community programs including training seniors on fraud prevention, helping to make repairs/modifications to homes of low income elderly, offering food assistance, and helping to make park facilities accessible to those of all ages. These projects are just the beginning of our multi-year commitment to aging.
You can give donations directly through Crowdrise to a participant, or you can mail a check to the JLG office (3101 W. Friendly Avenue Greensboro, NC 27408). Please note on the check that your donation is for the Little Black Dress Initiative.
Questions? Contact LBDI Chair Mary Lesa Pegg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336)782-2047.