Little Black Dress Initiative

Poverty limits your resources, your options and even the ways you can express yourself — making it harder for you to better your life choices.
JLSF is raising awareness of poverty in Sioux Falls and South Dakota through the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI). During the week of January 28-February 1, we will be wearing one black outfit for five (5) working days to: 1) Highlight how the lack of resources affects the daily lives of women living in poverty; 2) Provide JLSF a platform to share the work we do to help combat poverty; and 3) Raise funds to support the mission of JLSF to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the lives of women and children in our community.
A portion of the funds raised will go to Dress for Success Sioux Falls. Our goal is to provide 50 pairs of non-skid, black shoes for Dress for Success clients (estimated cost of $40 each). We will also continue to directly support our organization’s mission to develop the potential of women through leadership training so that they are equipped to take action to improve our community.


JLSF is promoting the Little Black Dress Initiative to combat poverty.

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