Little Dress, Big Purpose.

Monday, January 25 –  Friday, 29, 2021.


The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a poverty awareness and fundraising campaign that underscores the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin’s commitment to building public awareness around hunger and poverty in our local community.

To coincide with Poverty Awareness Month in January, participating League members will wear the same black dress for five days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, confidence, and opportunities.

During these five days, members will share local statistics about poverty and food insecurity on social media and will ask for donations towards our efforts to fight poverty in North Pinellas County.

Our goal for this effort in 2021 is to raise $20,000.

Little Black Dress Initiative JLCD 2021Where Will My Donations Go?

The funds raised make possible the community work of the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

A few of the ways the JLCD is using LBDI donor gifts to combat poverty-related issues in our community include:

  • In the past year, providing more than 60 weekly meals to school-age children through the “Pack-a-Snack” program so they receive healthy weekend meals.
  • Partnering with local community providers such as Cops n Kids, in Tarpon Springs, which offer no-cost after-school childcare for school-age children.
  • Providing books and sponsoring literacy events for students at Tarpon Springs Elementary and Sandy Lane Elementary.

Support JLCD in Combating Poverty and Food Insecurity in North Pinellas County

Donate to LBDI JLCD