The Little Black Dress — for a Cause
The Junior League of Lufkin’s Little Black Dress Campaign runs September 25-29.
The poverty awareness fundraising campaign calls on participants to wear one black dress for five consecutive days in order to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a person’s access to resources, confidence, and employment opportunities.
Poverty remains an urgent problem within the United States and in East Texas. Close to 20 percent of Angelina County residents living below the poverty level, and campaign organizers say it is critical that the community strives to serve those in need. Many people cannot afford basic items required for daily living such as food, clothing and shelter, and others will be overlooked for employment because of these limited resources.
Following the campaign, "Second Chance Cash" vouchers will be issued to local organizations that serve those in need to be redeemed at the JLL Second Chance Rummage Sale. The Second Chance Rummage Sale will serve the community directly by providing much-needed items at greatly reduced prices and by donating hundreds of dollars in the vouchers to other organizations such as the Family Crisis Center of East Texas, the Mosaic Center, and Buckner Family Services, just to name a few.
For more information about the campaign and how to participate, visit the Junior League of Lufkin Facebook page or its website juniorleagueoflufkin.org.