This year will mark the 3rd annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) for the Junior League of St. Joseph. LBDI initiative is a fundraiser for the Junior League of St. Joseph where our members wear the same iconic “Little Black Dress” for 6 consecutive days. We will use social media as a main platform to bring awareness of the impact on women in poverty in our community. It is often taken for granted that we look into our closer or dresser every day and decide what we will wear. This is not the case for everyone. During our week long event, we will wear a little black dress to symbolize that not all woman have a choice. The iconic and eye-catching dress ignites the conversation. Members will wear a button that says “Ask Me About My Dress”. We hope to have an open dialogue about the effects of poverty in our community. This year we have set our goal at $3,000! The money raised will go towards supporting the mission of the Junior League by improving the lives of women and children in our community has supported us for raising funds. We have also chosen two amazing organizations to benefit directly from our fundraiser as well. The YWCA and the St. Joseph School District Care Closet.