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The JLDC's Little Black Dress Initiative

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November 07, 2016

Support me in raising funds and awareness for poverty & literacy. 1.8 million people in GA live in poverty Right now. If everyone I know  See more

BENEFITING: Junior League Of Douglas County

ORGANIZER: Junior League Of Douglas County

EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2016

Robin Wood

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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$235

MONEY RAISED
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  • Thomasina

    $25

  • Deborah J Jackson

    $10

  • Dot Russo

    $15

  • Florence Ray

     

  • Bonita Johnson

    $25

  • Gwendolyn Hockley

    $25

  • Shy Knight

    $10

  • Mz H.D.

    $30.11

  • Friend

    $25

  • Robin Wood

    $25

  • Trinette

    $20

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78% Raised of$300 Goal

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The Team: $7,150 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tiffany Stewart-Stanley

Amount Raised

$1,945

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Myesha Good

Amount Raised

$1,130

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Tiffany Smith

Amount Raised

$780

 

78% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Santana Kempson Wright

Amount Raised

$660

 

132% Raised of$500 Goal

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Chanteasea Swain

Amount Raised

$570

 

19% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Katrina Harley

Amount Raised

$525

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Rita Harris

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of$500 Goal

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Tesha Harpe

Amount Raised

$325

Donor Comments

Trinette

Trinette

DONATION: $20

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to support you in this wonderful initiative. I hope you reach your goal plus more! 3 years ago

Robin Wood

Robin Wood

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Friend

Friend

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Mz H.D.

Mz H.D.

DONATION: $30.11

3 years ago

Shy Knight

Shy Knight

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Gwendolyn Hockley

Gwendolyn Hockley

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Bonita Johnson

Bonita Johnson

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Florence Ray

Florence Ray

3 years ago

Dot Russo

Dot Russo

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Deborah J Jackson

Deborah J Jackson

DONATION: $10

I give with much success in your initiative! 3 years ago