Little Black Dress Initiative

Mark your calendars for the Junior League of Albany’s Little Black Dress Initiative! The 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 poverty and its effects on women and children in the Capital Region. Our League participants wear one little black dress for one whole week and are encouraged to harness the power of their social media platforms to drive online donations, which are collected through CauseVox, a charitable fundraising site – . The funds raised make possible the work and mission of the Junior League: promoting voluntary service, developing the potential of women and improving the community.

This year, we are kicking off LBDI with our “Sip and Shop” event on April 24th from 10 AM – 7 PM at Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, NY. Evoke Style will be providing a portion of the day’s proceeds from 10 AM – 5PM, while Top Shelf Wine & Spirits will be offering a Prosecco tasting from 5 – 7 PM.

Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, our wrap-up event will be a virtual wine tasting on April 30th at 7 PM, held from the safe distance of your very own home! Wine kits sponsored by Twisted Vine Wine & Tap in Delmar, NY are available for $75 each at Kits include 4 bottles of wine along with a live tasting with an experienced sommelier… not to mention your JLA hosts Austin Zaranko and Angie Richards!


Follow along during our event from April 24-30 on social media using the hashtags #LBDI and #JLAdoesLBDI!


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