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The JLDC's Little Black Dress Initiative

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BENEFITING: Junior League Of Douglas County

ORGANIZER: Junior League Of Douglas County

EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2016

A Faith Jones

THE STORY:

Junior League Of Douglas County wrote -

During the week of the November 7-11, The Junior League of Douglas County, (JLDC) is launching the Little Black Dress Initiative, which will seek to raise awareness around the limits poverty and literacy can play on employment opportunities by asking our members to wear one black outfit for a week.

As part of the initiative, we will be raising $10,000 for the Annual Fund, which goes to support the JLDC mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential for women, and improving the lives of women and children in our community and; among other things, helps us improve the lives of women and children living in generational poverty in our community.

Did you know that 1.8 million people in Georgia that live in poverty? Poverty means living without financial support to adequately cover shelter, transportation, food and other necessities.

As a participant, we will be wearing one black outfit for five working days to:

1. To highlight how limited resources impacts the ability to afford work-appropriate clothing needed for economic growth above the poverty line;

2. To understand how limited resources can affect daily life; and

3. To fundraise supporting the mission of the JLDC to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve the lives of women and children in our community through literacy.
 

Here are a few reasons why Junior League of Douglas County is passionate about literacy:

  • Reading skill is the single greatest predictor of future academic success. (National Assessment of Education Progress)
  • 40% of America's children have difficulty learning to read. (National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, 1998)
  • People in the US who are illiterate represent 75% of the unemployed; a third of mothers receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children; 85% of juveniles who appear in court and 60% of prison inmates. (Straight Talk About Reading, 1998)

 

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To This Fundraiser

$280

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • A Faith Jones

    $15

  • J. Duff

    $50

  • Debbie Holland

    $20

  • Friend

    $25

  • Kascia Lipford

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nadine Mullings

    $20

  • Tosha Poteete

    $25

  • Diana

    $10

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $7,150 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Tiffany Stewart-Stanley

Amount Raised

$1,945

Fundraiser Title

Myesha Good

Amount Raised

$1,130

Fundraiser Title

Tiffany Smith

Amount Raised

$780

 

78% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Santana Kempson Wright

Amount Raised

$660

 

132% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chanteasea Swain

Amount Raised

$570

 

19% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katrina Harley

Amount Raised

$525

Fundraiser Title

Rita Harris

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tesha Harpe

Amount Raised

$325

Donor Comments

Diana

Diana

DONATION: $10

Thank you for your work in the community. 3 years ago

Tosha Poteete

Tosha Poteete

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Nadine Mullings

Nadine Mullings

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Kascia Lipford

Kascia Lipford

DONATION: $40

BTFP fully supports the work of the JLDC 3 years ago

Friend

Friend

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Debbie Holland

Debbie Holland

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

J. Duff

J. Duff

DONATION: $50

Thank you Faith for your good deeds and awareness. 3 years ago

A Faith Jones

A Faith Jones

DONATION: $15

Kianya C. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago