Junior League of Orange County “Little Black Dress Initiative”

Monday, January 14, 2019 - Friday, January 18, 2019

Our Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a week-long, social media-driven fundraising campaign that uses the iconic little black dress to raise awareness about human trafficking in our community.

The Junior League of Orange County invites its members to wear the same black dress or outfit for five consecutive days from Jan. 14-18 to spark conversation and spread awareness of human trafficking in our community. Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, generating more than $150 billion. Greater Orange County has been ranked a “Top 10 location in the U.S.”  for human trafficking of minors, where the average age is between 12-14 years old.

All funds raised will support the mission of the Junior League of Orange County to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

As part of our issue-based community impact, the JLOCC educates our members and the community, empowers individuals to take action, and supports local organizations combating human trafficking.