Hi Friends! It's that time of year again! The Junior League of Asheville will be spending April volunteering in our community and bringing awareness to women and children living in poverty in our community. During the week of April 3 -7, The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. is launching our first annual Little Black Dress Initiative – a campaign to raise awareness of the challenges that face the over 37,000 citizens living in poverty in Buncombe County. Poverty means living without the financial support to adequately cover shelter, healthcare, food and other essential necessities. As participants, our members will demonstrate the limits that poverty can play on citizens in our community by wearing the same black dress for five consecutive days. The Junior League of Asheville, Inc.'s members and community volunteers will be donating their time, energy and talents on April 22nd to make a difference in the Asheville community. Junior League of Asheville has selected multiple local organizations. I will be working at the the Hendersonville Housing Authority. The HHA has 383 apartments ranging in size from efficiencies to 5 bedrooms. Apartments are located at scattered sites throughout Hendersonville and in Etowah and Fletcher. Communities are designated family, elderly, and elderly-disabled. They provide housing based on income. We will work on landscaping for the new housing development that is being built on N. Main Street in Hendersonville. Please consider making a monetary donation for this worthy cause. Your donation will be used to support future Junior League of Asheville programs and community outreach. We thank you for your support.