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Junior League of Richmond LBDI 2020

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The Junior League of Richmond is an organization of women committed to the mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 


Little Black Dress Initiative (#LBDI) is a week-long awareness and fundraising campaign by the Junior League of Richmond 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 Richmond, our LBDI will underscore our new focus of "Women Helping Women" and raise awareness about women in poverty in Richmond. This year's funds will go to the Junior League of Richmond's Annual Fund which helps support our League's programming around "Women Helping Women." 

Junior League of Richmond LBDI Advocates wear 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 invite dialogue among colleagues, friends, and strangers to raise awareness about women in poverty in Richmond. 


Junior League of Richmond: Supporting Our Mission in FY2019
---Promoting Voluntarism: JLR Members had 14,000 volunteer hours, equivalent to $385,000 in volunteer time.
---Developing The Potential of Women: JLR directly spent $53,000 on leadership development for women.
---Improving the Community: JLR directly spent $79,000 on Community Programs, including $33,000 in direct grants to community organizations that support women, children, and families.


If you would like more information on joining the JLR in our work, we welcome all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities. Information on membership can be found here.