JLC Little Black Dress Initiative

Monday, April 16, 2018 - Friday, April 20, 2018

Join our New Member Class from April 16 through April 20 as they launch the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI).

Join us in supporting our 2017-2018 New Member class and the Little Black Dress Initiative by participating in the exciting events listed below. 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!


Crawl for the Causes Fundraiser

Thursday, April 19th
6:00PM-9:00PM

Stop by the Columbia Center for registration and a raffle, then crawl through Columbia-Tusculum to Pearl’s, POP Bar, and Hi-Mark.

$10 admission
$5 per raffle ticket or $20 for 5 tickets

Purchase Your Crawl Ticket


Purchase from the Amazon Wishlist

Through Thursday, April 19th

Purchases can be made through the Amazon Wishlist to donate to St. Vincent de Paul and Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank.

Items for donation can also be purchased outside of Amazon and dropped off at the Columbia Center.

View the Amazon Wishlist


It’s Working Out Class Promotion

Through Thursday, April 19th

For each $69 intro package for 30 days of TRX, Row, and Stretch Intro purchased, It’s Working Out will donate $30 back to LBDI.

Promo Code: JRLEAGUE


Monkee’s Shopping Event

Friday, April 20th
10:00AM – 6:00PM

Monkee’s of Madeira
6928 Miami Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Join us at Monkee’s for a special shopping event! 20% of proceeds will be donated back to LBDI.


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 April 16th-20th.

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, the organizations that will benefit from LBDI this year are St. Vincent de Paul and Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank.