Little Black Dress Initiative
Little Black Dress Week: November 6–10th
What is Little Black Dress Initiative?
LBDI was launched by the Junior League of London in February 2014 during the London Fashion week. Members wore the same black dress to work, parties, dinner and events to raise awareness about poverty and its effects on women in society.
How do members participate?
Participants will wear the same black dress for the week with a button while raising awareness of poverty in aging adults in our community. The button will read “ask me about my dress” and you will tell them about the initiative and how they can donate.
Where do people donate?
Each participant will have their own donation page where family, friends, coworkers, etc can donate.
How do members sign up?
There will be a sign up on Vhub.
Aging and poverty statistics in Guilford County:
- North Carolina ranked 9 out of the top 10 states for food insecurity for adults 60 years old and older.
- 8% of adults in that age group experience a moderate degree of not having enough to eat.
- In Guilford County 19.2% of adults are food insecure: 60% meet income-eligibility guidelines, 40% are dependent on charitable food assistance.
We would love to have 100% participation from the membership for our inaugural year!