The Little Black Leggings Initiative

What is the Little Black Leggings Initiative?

The Junior League of Bergen County is thrilled to announce the return of our Little Black Dress Initiative, but with a Twist!  This year, since most of us are working from home and aren’t wearing dresses these days, we invite you to wear black leggings instead for the duration of our campaign. The look may be different, but our goal remains the same –to raise awareness for poverty and raises critical funds for some of our most vulnerable community members. Our Little Black Leggings campaign will run from Monday, February 7th through Friday, February 11.

What is the Little Black Leggings Initiative?

Participants wear one pair of black leggings for five days straight to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, confidence, and opportunities

The purpose of the initiative is to raise awareness, both within the League and the community at large about poverty and the work the JLBC does to help eliminate poverty and its effects.

Multiple Junior Leagues, both nationally and internationally, have rolled out this program to address specific community needs and raise funds.

The JLBC’s fundraising goal for this year’s Little Legging Dress Initiative is $10,000, which we are hoping to exceed. Funds raised through LBLI will allow the JLBC to directly improve our community and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to:

  • $25 will help to provide three months of Menstruation Products
    • Partner:  CUMAC and Center for Hope and Safety
  • $50 will help fund our upcoming projects within the Junior League of Bergen County such as our Project Playground, Shelter Dinners, Diaper and Food Drives and much more!
    • Partner: Junior League of Bergen County

Please join us! Your contributions will help us strengthen our community by helping others in need.

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