If you have noticed more little black dresses being worn around town this week, there’s a reason for that.
Georgia often tops the list of the worst states for child poverty, with 1 in 5 children in the state living in food insecure homes—but The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) is committed to eradicating generational poverty. As part of their efforts, JLA is hosting its fifth annual Little Black Dress Initiative this week.
Advocates of JLA’s Little Black Dress Initiative wear one black dress (or outfit) for five consecutive days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, her confidence, and professional opportunities. Along with a black outfit, each Advocate wears a pin that reads “Ask Me About My Dress”, which invites dialogue among colleagues, friends, and strangers about this important initiative.
Now in its fifth year, the Little Black Dress Initiative has raised thousands of dollars and brought a spotlight of awareness to the issue of generational poverty. Dresses and other black outfits are being worn through Friday, October 25 and donations are being accepted through Sunday, October 27.
Take a look at the impact in action: