In 2014 The Little Black Dress Initiative was pioneered by the Junior League of London with the goal to “Make Poverty Unfashionable”. While their fellow Londoners were attending London Fashion Week that month, local Junior Leaguers were wearing the same black dress every day to work, parties, dinners and events to raise funds and increase awareness of poverty in the city. The first campaign was so successful they decided to take the initiative worldwide.
This awareness campaign seeks to increase knowledge around the limits poverty can play on choices of expression and opportunities for employment, by asking our members to wear one dress each day for one week to:
Please join us on March 8th at Theatre Art Galleries for Common Threads: A Little Black Dress Initiative. We will have a silent auction, live music and free refreshments. Tickets are $20 per person. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be given to The Career Closet at YWCA in High Point. The remaining amount will go towards various Junior League of High Point community impact efforts.
Have you ever had to choose between paying for utilities or buying food to feed your family? What about whether to buy medicine or pay for shelter and transportation? Over 58% of High Point households are faced with these decisions every day.
Follow #jlhp, #CommonThreadsLBDI and #AskMeAboutMyDress as we share our experiences.
Take advantage of this opportunity to order beautiful poinsettias. Use them to decorate for the Holiday season, to share with friends and family, or donate to a charitable organization - all while giving back to the High Point community!
Bringing back a Designer Showhouse in 2015 was a great success for the Junior League of High Point. Raising over $95,000 well surpassed our goal! We want to thank the High Point community, the Design and Furniture community, our membership, and partners for your hard work and dedication. Our success would not have been as great without each of you.
Trucks & Tunes
The Junior League of High Point will be entering its 4th year of hosting Trucks & Tunes, a community based fundraiser that brings together the art of music and food. Our event in 2016, held at the Briles House, was hugely successful in helping us carry out our mission due to the support from our community, membership, and partners.