The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is an advocacy event that seeks to raise community awareness to the issue of poverty in Arizona. Throughout the week of June 12th – June 18th, 2023, LBDI Advocates will wear the same little black dress for five consecutive days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, confidence, and professional opportunities.
• Dress: The little black dress is a visual representation of the lack of opportunity for women and families living in poverty.
· Button: Wearing the button that reads “Ask me about my Dress,” invites dialogue among colleagues, friends, and strangers to raise awareness around poverty and its impact on families.
Q. Can I be on a team without wearing the black dress?
A. Yes, but we ask that you have at least 1 picture in the black dress for the team
Q. Will there be a website for this initiative?
A. Yes, we have the Hope’s Crossing website ( www.hopescrossing.org ) and the GoFundMe Charity website
Q. Can I make a donation without participating in a team?
A. Yes, you can make a donation through the website, text to donate, or mail to the
Text Dress to 833-592-7788
Mail to the office: 1632 W Camelback Rd – Phoenix, Az 85015
Q. How can I find out more information about Hope’s Crossing?
A. You can check out the website at www.hopescrossing.org.
Q. Is my donation tax-deductible.
A. Yes, it is tax-deductible.
Q. Can I participate in a team without having to ask for donations?
A. Yes, you can. We have a number of opportunities for you to be involved in the initiative. This initiative has three focus areas; Awareness, Fundraising, Volunteerism. Below is a list of opportunities that don’t require you to ask for donations.
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