Founded in 2014 by the Junior League of London, LBDI is a weeklong awareness and fundraising campaign that educates people about the mission of the Junior League of Greenville and our Community Impact. The JLG’s LBDI highlights our engagement in initiatives that help women in our community overcome barriers, specifically related to human trafficking and economic mobility.
JLG Members participating in LBDI wear the same little black dress 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,” participants invite conversations with colleagues, friends, and strangers to raise awareness about human trafficking and economic mobility and what the JLG is doing to impact these issues in Greenville. Participants also tap into their social media and email networks by posting about the initiative and sending emails throughout the week. In addition to raising awareness and sparking conversations, participants ask for donations to the campaign.
Click here to learn more about the JLG's impact in the Greenville community. Thank you for helping us raise awareness and funds to continue this important work!
The Junior League of Greenville, Inc. is a non-profit organization as described in Sections 170(c)(2) and 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is deductible to the extent provided by law.
Thank you to those who have donated to the general Little Black Dress Initiative campaign:
Harriet Goldsmith ($100) - In Honor of the JLG Sustainers
Genevieve Mendes Weaver ($103.99)
April Fuller ($110)