Little Black Dress Initiative

Little Black Dress Initiative logo

Save the Date: January 27 – February 3, 2024

The Junior League of Winston-Salem is embarking on its Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) to raise awareness around the challenges facing women and children in Forsyth County. 


Become an advocate

As an advocate, you’ll wear your LBDI button and share information and updates about the campaign via social media, in-person or through other virtual channels. If you’re not on social media, not to worry. The advocate training will cover all the different ways you can raise funds and support LBDI, even if you don’t use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other social media platforms.

By participating, you’ll have the opportunity to hone your fundraising skills, engage your network for change in our community, make friends and family aware of why you are proud to support and/or be a member of the Junior League, and add your voice to myth-busting and awareness-raising about an important issue.

The League will provide pre-LBDI training and will supply you with all the details and social logos and images you’ll need to help us rock this week. During the training, you’ll learn how to:

  • Speak about the issue with competency and sensitivity
  • Set a realistic fundraising goal for yourself
  • Set up your online fundraising page
  • Confidently make the ask for donations
  • Sign up to be an advocate here
  • Check out the Causevox site here

Follow us on social media!  

Be sure to like and follow JLWS on social media to stay up to date with the LBDI and all League happenings!



Use the hashtags #WomenBuildingABetterWS, #JLWS, #LBDI

Have questions? Email

Started by the Junior League of London in 2014, dozens of Junior Leagues have replicated the initiative in their own communities. Learn more about this Association-wide program.