JLC Little Black Dress Initiative

Monday, February 25, 2019 - Friday, March 1, 2019

Join our New Member Class as they support the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI).

Join us in supporting our 2018-2019 New Member class and the Little Black Dress Initiative by participating in various events from February 25 – March 1 and donating items to the food/hygiene drive benefiting St. Vincent de Paul. These events are programmed by our New Member Class as part of their New Member spring practicum. Please encourage friends, family, and community members to attend and participate as well!


Launch Event at Evereve

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Evereve – 2665 Edmondson Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209

6:00PM – 9:00PM

Want to learn more about LBDI? Join our New Member class at Evereve for more information and participant registration. While there, you can also enjoy light bites, refreshments, and shopping, as Evereve will donate 15% of the evening’s pre-tax sales back to the LBDI campaign if you mention that you’re with the JLC when checking out.


Wine Tasting at LouVino

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

LouVino OTR – The Cellar Private Event Space

1142 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

6:00PM or 8:00PM

Purchase Tickets Here

Download Event Flyer

Join the Junior League of Cincinnati for a guided tasting of five selected wines by female winemakers and presented by LouVino’s in-house advanced sommelier. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase through the website and during the event. Raffle winners will be drawn at 8:45pm. Also, please mention that you are with the Junior League if you make a reservation on the night of the 28th and 10% will be donated back to LBDI.

Wine Tasting Tickets: $30 admission
$5 per raffle ticket or $20 for 5 tickets


Food/Hygiene Drive Benefiting St. Vincent de Paul

Donations collected through February 28th

Through the month of February, the Junior League of Cincinnati will be collecting food and hygiene items to benefit St. Vincent de Paul. Collection bins are located in the lobby of the Columbia Center. Members will receive 2 points for 3 items and 5 points for 5 or more items donated.

Please see the list below of the most needed items – your donations are greatly appreciated and will help local families in the Cincinnati area.

Download Donation Drive Flyer

Most Needed Hygiene Items: Travel Sized Shampoo and Body Wash, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Razors

Most Needed Food Items: Meat in a Can (Spaghetti -os, stew, etc.), Peanut Butter, Soup, Tuna, Instant Rice, Pasta


About the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI)

Launched in February 2014 by the Junior League of London, the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a global initiative and week-long fundraising campaign to raise awareness of the impact of generational poverty on women and children. The JLC is joining over 40 other Leagues to start their own LBDI to be held February 25 – March 1.

Participants will wear one black dress (or outfit) for five consecutive days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on our society. They will also wear a sticker that reads, “Ask Me About My Dress,” which invites dialogue among colleagues, friends, and strangers about this important initiative. They will also harness the power of their social media platforms to further drive donations and awareness. In addition to the JLC, St. Vincent de Paul will also benefit from LBDI this year.