Little Black Dress Initiative

Little Black Dress Initiative (#LBDI) is a week-long awareness and fundraising campaign that harnesses the power of social media and doing something “a little different” in order to educate people about local issues that Leagues work on in their communities.

In Dayton, our LBDI will underscore gaps in Literacy.

Junior League of Dayton LBDI Advocates wear the same black dress (or outfit) for five consecutive days to illustrate the restrictions poverty places on choices, opportunities, and access to resources. By wearing a button that reads “Ask Me About My Dress,” they invite dialogue among colleagues, friends, and strangers to raise awareness about how literacy affects the Dayton community.

Our League will participate in the LBDI February 14 through February 18. Support our LBDI Advocates wearing the dress by donating to the LBDI Campaign here. Click “LBDI” in the drop down menu.

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Started by the Junior League of London in 2014, dozens of Junior Leagues have replicated the Little Black Dress Initiative in their own communities. Learn more about this Association-wide program.