Little Black Dress | March 9-13



Little Black Dress Initiative (#LBDI) was 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 Boca Raton, our LBDI underscored underserved women and children in our community.  Did you know that:

  • Palm Beach County’s prevalence of food insecurity is 14.1%
  • 1 out of 5 children living in PBC are in poverty
  • Federal assistance programs do not provide any assistance for diaper needs

Junior League of Boca Raton LBDI Advocates wore 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 invited dialogue among colleagues, friends, and strangers to raise awareness about women and children who are underserved in our community.

Our League participated in the LBDI March 9 – 13, 2020.


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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: click here to learn more.