The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is an advocacy event that seeks to raise community awareness on the issue of poverty in Arizona. Throughout the week of June 1st – June 6th, 2020, LBDI Advocates will wear the same "little black dress" for five consecutive days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman's access to resources, her confidence, and professional opportunities.
• Dress: The little black dress is a visual representation of the lack of opportunity for women and families living in poverty.
• Button: Wearing the button that reads “Ask me about my Dress,” invites dialogue among colleagues, friends, and strangers to raise awareness around poverty and the impact on families.
Living in poverty extends beyond income and crosses the threshold of emotional and mental health, cultural poverty from a belief system passed down through generations.
During this week-long campaign, the Phoenix Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction has partnered with Hope's Crossing in their effort to diminish the barriers for women at the various levels of poverty, restore a sense of hope, rebuild families, and create a thriving and sustainable community.
Your donation and participation in the Little Black Dress Initiative is needed more than ever during this unprecedented time. You can help bring awareness to the effects of poverty on women and their families.
The proceeds from this fundraiser will assist Hope's Crossing in expanding their programs and services that are designed to build self-confidence, self-esteem and arm women with the life skills and training necessary to become contributing members of our community.
Together we can make a difference in our communities!
Thank you for your support,
Lady Diana Washington-Crawford
Status of Women, Phoenix Chapter
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.