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Natalie Kay
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Raised: $1,371 | Target: $1,000 | Left: $0

  • Contributions$1,371
  • Donors23
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Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate of the 10 largest U.S. cities which means that many of our neighbors in the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection go hungry. 21% of Philadelphia County residents do not have access to any food, let alone healthy and nutritious food. Please consider making a small donation (your lunch money one day this week?) so we can right this wrong together. Many thanks.

What is the Little Black Dress Initiative?

The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is an awareness and fundraising campaign employed by many Junior Leagues around the world. The Junior League of Philadelphia (JLP) has chosen to participate for the first time on March 11-15, 2019. Participants will wear a black dress or black outfit, as they are able, for five consecutive days as a visible symbol of participation and to start conversations and raise awareness about food insecurity in the Philadelphia area. Wearing one black dress or outfit illustrates the crippling effects limited resources can play on one’s quality of life. Participants will also solicit funds from family, friends, and coworkers that will be donated to selected partner organizations that are aligned with the JLP’s Apple A Day Healthy Living Initiative™. Participation in this campaign is optional.

Benefiting Partner Organizations

The primary focus of JLP’s LBDI is to raise funds for community organizations that focus on eliminating food insecurity. We issued a ‘request for proposal’ to 15 organizations and received 14 responses. We thoughtfully selected four organizations to be the recipient of our fundraising efforts. Each identified partner organization will receive a minimum of $5,000 from the JLP. The JLP is matching every dollar raised up to $25,000. With the exception of the nominal fees that need to be paid to implement this initiative, all funds raised during LBDI will be donated to the four organizations listed below.


Face To Face

A donation of $5,000 to support approximately 2 weeks of hot lunches, served with hospitality and dignity.


The Food Trust
A donation of $5,000 to The Food Trust will send 24 classrooms of Kindergartners home with four weekends worth of fresh produce for their families.


Jewish Relief Agency

A donation of $5,000 to Jewish Relief Agency will fund 500 Family Friendly Bags, which include peanut butter, jelly, and healthy snack options.


Share Food Program

 A donation of $5,000 to Share Food Program will sponsor a food package for 250 low-income families.

   Recent Activity
by Anonymous donated $100 on 3/15/2019
LINDSAY T. DOYLE donated $40 on 3/15/2019
Val donated $52.22 on 3/15/2019
Bill Lucas donated $21.11 on 3/15/2019
Amie Leopold donated $52.22 on 3/14/2019
Caroline J Mackenzie Kennedy donated $50 on 3/14/2019
Lindsay T donated $20 on 3/14/2019
Kristine Hunsinger donated $20 on 3/14/2019
Liz Allison donated $52.22 on 3/14/2019
Laura B donated $21.11 on 3/14/2019
Kate Allison donated $500 on 3/14/2019
Heather Santone donated $30 on 3/14/2019
Jen Green donated $20 on 3/14/2019
Lori G donated $10.74 on 3/13/2019
Alice Marujo donated $31.48 on 3/13/2019
Lucy Debevec donated $21.11 on 3/12/2019
Claire Gibbons donated $21.11 on 3/12/2019
Tracy Thompson donated $52.22 on 3/12/2019
Holly Furman donated $21.11 on 3/12/2019
bruce boyle donated $100 on 3/11/2019
Julia Beckley donated $30 on 3/11/2019
Robin A donated $52.22 on 3/11/2019
So glad to be able to support you and the Junior League in this mission. This is a tremendously worthy cause. Thanks for your efforts!
Colin Benner donated $52.22 on 3/11/2019