Little Black Dress Initiative


LBDI imageThe Little Black Dress Initiative is a week-long event to spread awareness and shed light on the issue of women and children living in poverty within our community.

Please join our effort by wear a black dress (or a black tie/bow tie for men) every day between Monday, February 13, 2017 and Friday, February 17, 2017. This is a community effort open to all to join!

The purpose of wearing the same black dress/tie/outfit daily is to help our community visually see the impact poverty has on individuals’ daily lives. In the state of Colorado, 15.1% of children and 13% of women currently live in poverty – Spotlight on Poverty.

The Junior League of Colorado Springs will be collecting business/business casual clothing throughout the week! Stay tuned for more information here or on the JLCS Facebook page about where those collections will be.

Also as part of the week, the JLCS will be hosting four community events to support the cause and raise awareness.

  1. Monday, February 13 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. – Kickoff Event at Brooklyn’s on Boulder. Brooklyn’s will be donating $1 from every drink that evening to JLCS.¬†Speaker Patrice Ravenscroft from REACH Pikes Peak will join us.
  2. Wednesday, February 15 from 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Karma Ride at Cycology Spin Studio! Join us for a 45 min ride with instructor Mark Dube. There is a minimum $10 donation by credit or cash, with 100% of proceeds going directly back to the LBDI!
  3. Thursday, February 16 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. – Forum event at The Fieldhouse. Speakers from the community will join us to discuss topics of human trafficking, domestic violence, and ways the community is giving back to women in need.
  4. Friday, February 17 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. – A night at Fab’rik! Fab’rik will be donating 20% of all sales this evening to JLCS. Beverages and appetizers will be provided at the event.
Monetary contributions are welcomed and appreciated!
Help impact the Colorado Springs community today.




JLCS has posted this event on Facebook! Join us there to engage in an online forum and discussion from now through the week of LBDI! The Facebook page also has graphic images as resources for your use – change your profile picture, post a sign in your office, or create a button that lets people know why you are wearing the same outfit every day that week.