Little Black Dress Initiative

Hope’s Crossing is participating in the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) from June 3rd – 9th, 2019 aimed to raise awareness to the effects of poverty on women and families in our communities. During this week long campaign, Hope’s Crossing will be fundraising to expand programs that will combat the impact on women experiencing all level of poverty, with programs and services designed to build Self -confidence, self-esteem and arm them with the life skills and training necessary to become contributing members of our community. 

About Hope’s Crossing

Hope’s Crossing, a 501(c) 3 organization, was founded in 2010 to meet the needs of women in transition from prisons, addictions or homelessness to a life of work, family and community.  Hope’s Crossing offers job skills training, housing assistance and, most importantly, a program of emotional support geared toward creating a new belief system that promotes whole and healthy living.  Through our unique, comprehensive approach, we give women all the tools they need for a new beginning and sustainability.

Over the past five years, Hope’s Crossing has assisted hundreds of women of all ages to develop self worth-worth, personal accountability, and restoration of hope in the family.    We seek to prevent substance abuse, chronic unemployment, and recidivism in order to develop that self-worth which strengthens families and improve our community

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What is the Little Black Dress?

Domestic violence and poverty are both part of many people’s lives all over the world, regardless of the culture or background. However, some social demographics are more likely to experience domestic violence on a daily basis that others and poverty is one of the areas that has an impact. 

 With 14.2 % of the female population in Arizona living in poverty, families are struggling to access all the resources necessary to live healthy and productive lives.  We must extend our Hand of Hope to help families access education, employment, safe and affordable housing, and most importantly physical and mental health services.  Lock arms with Hope’s Crossing to ensure there will be No Woman Left Behind.

How To Get Involved!

We hope you will join us by taking part in one or more of these opportunities.

Each participant wears one black dress for five days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, confidence, and opportunities. Or if a black dress doesn’t fit the participant’s lifestyle, she may wear some variation of a black ensemble throughout the initiative

Participants will receive an LBDI button to wear each of the five days and will spread the word about the campaign through social media, and sharing with family and friends.

Use the power of your social platforms to share this life-changing campaign.  To get started, Contact:  Laura Bulluck @ laura@hopesrossing.org.

Join a Fundraising Group

Join the Challenge and help us raise funds.

Team Awesome-Sauce!

I am an Ambassador of the Little Black Dress Initiative. My team is raising awareness and fundraise to elevate women and families from all levels of poverty.  Poverty is not just an economic issue, it is an mindset , a belief systems and a cultural influence.  Support of this campaign will expand programs and services within Hope’s Crossing to empower women to overcome multiple levels of poverty.

Warriors for Justice

As an Ambassador of the Little Black Dress Initiative, our teams are raising awareness and fundraising to elevate women and families from all levels of poverty.  Poverty is not just an economic issue, it is a mindset, belief systems, and a cultural influence.  Support of this campaign will expand programs and services within Hope’s Crossing to empower women to overcome multiple levels of poverty.

PHX Chapter Top Ladies of Distinction

As an Ambassador of the Little Black Dress Initiative, the Phoenix Chapter of the Top Ladies of Distinction are raising awareness and are fundraising to elevate women and families from all levels of poverty. Poverty is not just an economic issue, it is a mindset, a belief systems, and a cultural influence. Support of this campaign will expand programs and services within Hope’s Crossing to empower women to overcome multiple levels of poverty.

Let’s Create Possibilities!

 By supporting this campaign, you are elevating women out of poverty and giving them access to the resources necessary to become contributing leaders in our community.  Engage with us on our social media platforms, tell the important stories of those you know and most of all… Help us ensure there will be “No Woman Left Behind”.

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