Junior League of Orange County (JLOC) members participated in the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) on March 8 -12, a week-long awareness and virtual fundraising campaign. LBDI advocates posted pictures of themselves wearing the same black dress for five consecutive days to social media with messages to raise awareness about local issues that JLOC works on in our community and to illustrate the restrictions that poverty places on choices, opportunities, and access to resources. JLOC welcomes donations to assist with funding community impact projects throughout the year.
“The LBDI social media campaign is an important initiative that will raise awareness of JLOC and the projects it completes throughout the year to assist women and children in our community,” stated Jessica Guglielmo, JLOC project chairwomen. “Hopefully it will bring more attention to the difference JLOC makes in our part of the world, and raise funds for our next impactful projects.”
“We are women building better communities in Orange County. All of our projects give our members the opportunity to broaden their leadership skills and gain civic leadership expertise through their involvement in the League,” stated Rachel Losee, JLOC President. “LBDI is the fundraising event that we will use to support our 2021-2022 community impact projects.” To find out more about the 2021 LBDI Campaign, use #LBDI or #JLOCNY on social media to see JLOC’s daily posts highlighting their commitment to affect change in Orange County. The Junior League of Orange County is part of an international organization of women, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) with more than 125,000 members in 295 communities in the US, the UK, Canada and Mexico, committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. To learn more about the JLOC, including partnership and sponsorship opportunities, as well as membership information, please call (845) 344-8554, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit jlocny.org.