Little Black Dress Initiative

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. In California, more than 25% of human trafficking victims are found in Orange County, and OC holds three of the Top 10 cities for heavy activity in the state. Of the 284 victims who received services last year in Orange County, 234 were victims of sexual exploitation.

All funds raised through LBDI 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.


Meet some of the Junior League of Orange County members that are part of this campaign

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