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Jacqueline Palumbo
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During the week of November 12-16th, The Junior League of Morristown is launching The Little Black Dress Initiative ; a social awareness campaign, which will seek to increase knowledge the poverty in NJ, by asking our members to wear one black dress for a week to highlight the effects of a lack of access to resources.

What is the Little Black Dress Initiative?

The Junior League of Morristown (JLM) is running its third annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI). LBDI is a poverty awareness and fundraising campaign that sheds light on the “invisible poverty” that surrounds us, with the goal of raising awareness and funds to help lift the burden carried by the most vulnerable in our community. The 2018 Federal Poverty Level for a family of four is $25,100 for the year. JLM is aiming to raise that same amount in five days.


League members throughout Morris County will wear one black dress for five days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, confidence and opportunities. They will wear a pin that says, “Ask Me About My Dress,” to spark conversation and spread awareness of the initiative and its objectives.


Why is LBDI necessary?

  • Morris County has 5,286 children living under the Federal Poverty Guideline. The 2018 Federal Poverty Guideline for a family of 4 is $25,100 per year.
  • 7,537 children in Morris County live in households that receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), cash public assistance income, or Food Stamp/SNAP benefits.
  • In 2016, rental costs proved to be a burden to many Morris County households, with 42 percent spending 30 percent or more of their income on rent.


To date, the JLM’s LBDI has raised nearly $40,000 to support the mission of the JLM. Funds raised through LBDI allow the JLM to improve our community and provide our volunteers with leadership, training, and development opportunities.



   Recent Activity
The Fitzsimmons donated $30 on 11/25/2018
The Lismans donated $55 on 11/24/2018
Lauren G donated $20 on 11/20/2018
Cathy Kenny donated $20 on 11/20/2018
Nichole Seaman donated $50 on 11/20/2018
Cathy & John Leone donated $25 on 11/20/2018
Mellonie Sanborn donated $50 on 11/20/2018
JeanMarie Lomer donated $10 on 11/20/2018
Judy donated $20 on 11/19/2018
Judi Burgdorf donated $50 on 11/19/2018
Jennifer & John Zefutie donated $150 on 11/17/2018
Jen Berglund donated $10 on 11/16/2018
Woohoo LBDI 2018!
Majocha Family donated $20 on 11/16/2018
Pasqua Family donated $20 on 11/16/2018
Great job Jackie!
Maria Carrell donated $50 on 11/16/2018
Ankim & Deepali donated $205 on 11/16/2018
Thank you for raising awareness and helping so many people in in the community! So proud of the work you & the Junior League are doing!!!!
Miss Susan donated $20 on 11/15/2018
Poornima & butters donated $100 on 11/14/2018
by Anonymous donated $50 on 11/14/2018
John and Carol Pasqua donated $25 on 11/14/2018
Ed and Allison OKeefe donated $100 on 11/14/2018
Terrific Initiative - thank you for your leadership Jackie!
by Anonymous donated $100 on 11/13/2018
LBD with JPP. ♥️ Interfaith Food Pantry is an amazing resource for so many. Honored to support this amazing cause Jackie.
Julie Ann Duffy Hagovsky donated $100 on 11/13/2018
Jane and Larry Palumbo donated $50 on 11/13/2018
Happy to support this worthy cause.