Little Black Dress Initiative


Grab your little black dress, smartphone and selfie stick- it’s almost time for JLSJ’s first Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI)!

From February 6-10, we’re asking members to wear one black dress (or other all black outfit) and an LBDI button to raise awareness and funds to help foster youth. Each day post your LBDI selfie and use the prompts below and include #CALBDI, #TheLBDI, #JLSJ to educate your networks about foster youth. The goal is to spark a conversation about the challenges facing foster youth and how everyone can help.

We’re hoping to raise $10,000 to help foster youth through this effort and we’ve raised $6,500 so far! To participate or learn more please email Click here to DONATE.

Foster Youth Statistics:





Do I have to wear a black dress?

No! But, we do ask that you wear one all black outfit for the week. Most foster youth don’t have many changes of clothes and they don’t always have access to laundry facilities. Wearing the same outfit all week highlights the limitations and challenges foster youth face.

Can non-members participate?

Yes! The more the merrier! We would love community involvement. Please have them use the hash tags above to help us spread the word!

How do I donate?

Donate Here!

What if I want to volunteer or donate products instead of money?

Super! Please contact one of these amazing organizations serving foster youth in SCC to see how you can help!

TeenForce, Inc.

Good Karma Bikes

Silicon Valley Children’s Fund

Bill Wilson Center

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)