Make a Donation: Little Black Dress Initiative

Thank you so much!  All donations will go directly to support the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, our current community impact projects and to further our mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 

Current Community Impact Projects:

  • Human Trafficking Awareness (Little Black Dress Initiative)
  • Childhood Fitness and Nutrition (Kids In the Kitchen)

The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is an advocacy campaign that seeks to raise community awareness on the issue of human trafficking. Throughout the week of April 16-20 (National Volunteer Week), members that sign up are asked to wear the same black dress for five consecutive days to exemplify the complete lack of possessions (including clothing!) most human trafficking victims have with them when they are rescued.

League members will also be wearing a button that reads “Ask me About my Dress,” which will open up dialogue among colleagues, friends and strangers to raise awareness about human trafficking. Information about this campaign, the HT hotline number, and our league will be provided to those that have signed up to give to anyone that asks about the dress. We encourage members to fundraise $50 that week ($10 a day) to help our league further our goals to bring awareness to this cause. One credit will be awarded for every $50 (max credits-3) raised.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Trafficking in persons occurs throughout the world, with Fort Lauderdale ranking third in the country for trafficking. Human trafficking is both pervasive and profitable. Let's help bring awareness to this problem.

Sorry, this campaign is closed to donations at this time.