Little Black Dress Initiative showcases “93 Years of Women Investing In Women”

November 7, 2022

The Junior League of Greenville’s Fundraising Event to Run November 7-11, 2022

The Junior League of Greenville, Inc. (JLG) presents its Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) for the sixth consecutive year, beginning Monday, November 7. The week-long event raises awareness and funds to help support the JLG’s mission-based programs designed to end human trafficking and increase economic mobility in Greenville County. Donations may be made here.

Founded in 2014 by the Junior League of London, the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a week-long awareness and fundraising campaign that harnesses the power of social media to illustrate the restrictions poverty places on choices, opportunities, and access to resources. Advocates wear one black dress (or outfit) for five consecutive days, in an effort to spark conversations and awareness about poverty and related issues.

The JLG’s LBDI fundraising campaign leverages the iconic little black dress as a symbol of socio-economic limitations for women in Greenville. This year, JLG members participating in the event will once again don the iconic little black dress for five consecutive days to bring awareness to the effects poverty can have on women in our community. The JLG’s fundraising goal for 2022 is $38,000.

This week, more than 35 JLG members will participate with the LBDI through a series of social media posts that highlight what the JLG mission means to them. We invite our community members to follow the JLG Facebook and Instagram pages to hear from our members about how the JLG has impacted their lives.

Parties interested in donating to this year’s campaign may do so on behalf of JLG members participating in the initiative or gift general donations. Donations can be made through the league’s online donation portal, cash or check. Check donations should be made out to The Junior League of Greenville, Inc.

“This will be the sixth year of the Junior League of Greenville’s Little Black Dress Initiative, and we are so excited. We have Junior League members ranging from Provisional members, Active Members and Sustaining Members participating this year in hopes to meet our biggest fundraising goal yet. We are so proud to be contributing to all the great work this fundraiser allows the Junior League of Greenville to do.”- Lizz Pingry, LBDI Committee Chair

Through this event, the JLG aims to share its mission of advancing women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training along with getting the community involved in supporting the organization and its causes.


About Junior League of Greenville, Inc.

Founded in 1929, the Junior League of Greenville is an organization of women committed to advancing women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. Today, the JLG comprises more than 1,100 members and is part of The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) which constitutes one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world. The Junior League of Greenville engages in initiatives that help women in our community overcome barriers, focusing on human trafficking and economic mobility. For more information about the Junior League of Greenville, please visit