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Michelle Stone
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Raised: $535 | Target: $500 | Left: $0

  • Contributions$535
  • Donors14
  • Comments6
I am proud member of the Junior League of Morristown for the past 5 years! I have been heavily involved with the planning of the Little Black Dress Initiative from the beginning. I can't believe I am about to embark on my my third poverty challenge and awareness campaign. Your support is critical to making this campaign a success. Please consider making a donation to this initiative!

What is the Little Black Dress Initiative?

The Junior League of Morristown (JLM) is running its third annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI). LBDI is a poverty awareness and fundraising campaign that sheds light on the “invisible poverty” that surrounds us, with the goal of raising awareness and funds to help lift the burden carried by the most vulnerable in our community. The 2018 Federal Poverty Level for a family of four is $25,100 for the year. JLM is aiming to raise that same amount in five days.

 

League members throughout Morris County will wear one black dress for five days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, confidence and opportunities. They will wear a pin that says, “Ask Me About My Dress,” to spark conversation and spread awareness of the initiative and its objectives.

 

Why is LBDI necessary?

  • Morris County has 5,286 children living under the Federal Poverty Guideline. The 2018 Federal Poverty Guideline for a family of 4 is $25,100 per year.
  • 7,537 children in Morris County live in households that receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), cash public assistance income, or Food Stamp/SNAP benefits.
  • In 2016, rental costs proved to be a burden to many Morris County households, with 42 percent spending 30 percent or more of their income on rent.


Impact

To date, the JLM’s LBDI has raised nearly $40,000 to support the mission of the JLM. Funds raised through LBDI allow the JLM to improve our community and provide our volunteers with leadership, training, and development opportunities.

 

 

   Recent Activity
Crystal Hill donated $25 on 12/1/2018
Always so proud to call you my friend - you truly do make a difference in this world!!! ~ Love you tons!!!
Aunt Therese donated $20 on 11/30/2018
Kathy Powers donated $25 on 11/20/2018
Tiina Vaska donated $50 on 11/20/2018
Katie Davis donated $25 on 11/17/2018
Amanda Dabbs donated $20 on 11/16/2018
You rock, Michelle!
Jen Berglund donated $10 on 11/16/2018
Woohoo LBDI 2018!
Grandma McCann donated $30 on 11/16/2018
Good luck Michelle!
Barbara and Ralph Romano donated $50 on 11/15/2018
Patricia Scibienski donated $50 on 11/14/2018
Kelsey Scott donated $30 on 11/14/2018
Proud of you and this initiative! Best of luck!
Gordon D Stone donated $50 on 11/14/2018
Jon and Judy Burke donated $100 on 11/14/2018
Mary McCann Stone donated $50 on 11/9/2018
Hoping for a successful campaign!