Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI)


Our goal this year is to raise $30,000! Donated funds allow the Junior League of Seattle to provide impact in our local Seattle community through work with our Community Partners, as well as our own volunteering, leadership, training, and development opportunities. Donate today!

The Junior League of Seattle is hosting its 3rd Annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) in March 2020. The Little Black Dress Initiative is a fundraiser that supports Junior League of Seattle‘s philanthropic programs, including our current focus area: Youth Literacy.

Members wear black dresses to raise funds and awareness about critical community issues that JLS supports. Funds raised through the Little Black Dress Initiative allow JLS to improve our community through our partnerships with our community partners and provide our volunteers with leadership, training, and development opportunities. By wearing a button that reads, “Ask me about my dress!” LBDI Advocates invite dialogue among colleagues, friends, and strangers to raise awareness about key issues in our community.

Why a little black dress? In casual Seattle, anything that’s not flannel stands out. We want people in our community to notice our outfits and ask about them. Further, wearing only one outfit for an entire week is a small representation of the limited choices available to those struggling with literacy.

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This year’s event will take place on March 2-6, 2020. Join us for our Kick-Off Party on Monday, March 2nd for trivia night at Lagunitas in Ballard!