The Junior League of Tallahassee (JLT) is launching it’s second annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI)! Between November 27 and December 1, 2017, JLT members and LBDI advocates will wear the same black dress or outfit for five consecutive days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on access to resources, confidence, and professional opportunities. The dress will represent the lack of choices those living in poverty have. By wearing a button that reads “Ask me About my Dress,” advocates invite dialogue among colleagues, friends, and strangers to raise awareness about poverty and how it affects our community.
Each year, the JLT seeks out a new community partnership project to further our mission of improving the lives of children and families of our community. The JLT Community Partnership program aims to assist local nonprofits in launching, re-launching, or growing a project through the motivation of JLT’s volunteer power, promotional power, and financial grant support capabilities. Priority consideration will be given to community partners seeking assistance with providing women and children with basic needs such as food, clothing, school supplies, and personal hygiene products, as well as those organizations that seek to raise the confidence and self-esteem of women and children.
We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your organization and we look forward to learning more about your ideas for projects and/or programs, in which the JLT could assist you with implementing. The deadline to submit the application is December 1, 2017.Jill Pope Community Partnership Application
The Junior League is excited to announce this new event! Bourbon & Bourbon is a fundraising event featuring bourbon tastings and food pairings, Bourbon and Boweties pop-up shop, cigar bar and bonfire. Funds raised go directly into the Tallahassee community via our community impact efforts.
This year’s event will feature The Little Black Dress Initiative.
Join us at Old Willis Dairy at 7:00 p.m. on November 28, 2017.
- What is included with the ticket?
- 6 educational bourbon tasting stations with a food pairing;
- A cigar bar;
- Local boutique pop-up shop with proceeds donated to the League;
- A bonfire with s’mores (weather pending);
- A cash (or card) bar.
- Are significant others or friends invited?
- What do I wear?
- A little black dress or outfit;
- “Country chic”;
- Whatever you want!
- Is there parking available?
- Parking is limited so plan to carpool or get a Lyft or cab.
- Will the Bourbon & Boweties JLT bracelets be there?
- Yes, previously purchased bracelets will be available for pick-up and a limited supply will be available for purchase.