Little Black Dress Initiative

Monday, October 3, 2022 - Friday, October 7, 2022

The Junior League of Monroe (JLM) will hold its 4th annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI), which is an awareness and fundraising campaign about the effects of domestic violence in our community. LBDI is a week-long endeavor from October 3-7, 2022 where participants wear one black dress (or outfit) for five (5) consecutive days, illustrating the lack of resources that victims who have fled domestic violence situations face (sometimes with only the clothes on their backs) as well as their limited access to opportunities, choices, and other resources.

The campaign sparks conversations about domestic violence and the ways to prevent it and collects monetary donations as well as donations of new or gently used professional clothing and accessories for the Junior League of Monroe’s W.E. C.A.R.E. program which will take place on October 22, 2022.

Every woman deserves to feel confident and empowered, and the Junior League of Monroe’s Little Black Dress Initiative draws attention to how difficult that can be when living without the resources to leave a domestic violence situation. W.E. C.A.R.E. seeks to encourage working women to donate new or gently used interview-appropriate clothing to pass along to women attending the W.E. C.A.R.E.Career Closet Shopping Day on October 22, 2022. This event aims to provide these women with career-enhancing resources including professional attire, free of charge, helping them to realize their true potential and self-worth.

Support the LBDI and the JLM’s W.E. C.A.R.E program by donating HERE, or donate your new or gently used professional attire, shoes, and accessories to the Junior League of Monroe at 2811 Cameron St, Monroe, LA 71291 on Monday – Thursday 8:30-2:30. The campaign can be found on Facebook and Instagram #LBDI Monroe