EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is a poverty awareness and fundraising campaign to raise consciousness about poverty and its effects on the family. Participants wear one black dress for five consecutive days to raise awareness about the prevalence of poverty in Angelina County. This year it is our goal to underscore the Junior League of Lufkin's (JLL) focus to educate and empower individuals by highlighting services provided by the following community resources in Angelina County:
Junior League of Lufkin Community Impact Projects
The funds raised from this campaign will support JLL's efforts to focus on the economically disadvantaged in Angelina County. The poverty level for a household of four is an annual income of $25,750. According to a 2018 United Way report about financial hardship in Texas, approximately 20% of families in Angelina County live in poverty. Another 30% live above the poverty line but below the basic cost of living.
The LBDI campaign will run from Monday, October 14th to Friday, October 18th.
We hope you will support our initiative by:
Wearing one black dress for five days to keep in one's consciousness the effects of economic hardship can have on a family's access to resources and opportunities. LBDI t-shirts and pins are also available for purchase.
Donate to the LBDI campaign by clicking the "donate" button below.
Share the Junior League of Lufkin's Facebook posts during the week of October 14-18 to encourage others to donate and share available resources in Angelina County.
For more information, contact Monica Y. Peters-Clark or Sydney White at
OCTOBER 4 | 7:30am-4:00pm
OCTOBER 5 | 8:00am-1:30pm
The JLL Second Chance Rummage Sale is a huge sale full of quality items for irresistible prices! While anyone may come to shop, we provide vouchers to local human service agencies such as the Women's Shelter and Mosaic Center so members can get needed household items, clothing and much more for little to no cost.
March 21, 2020
Touch a Truck is a FREE event that provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery, and just plain cool – all in one place! Children will be allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help to build, protect, and serve our community. Games, activities and food trucks will also be part of the day’s entertainment. We have wristbands available for kids for $5 this includes face painting, bounce house and games!
Families from all over Angelina County and beyond will attend this year’s event. Family sponsorships will allow the families that we strive to serve to join in the fun free of charge.
Raffle with a Mission tickets are sold throughout the Spring until mid-May and can be purchased through any active or provisional JLL member.
Tickets will be sold for $1 each. The drawing is held each year at the Helping Hands luncheon.
All sales directly fund the projects of the Junior League of Lufkin, including Back to School Bonanza and Community Disbursements.
The Helping Hands annual fund offers a direct opportunity for businesses, sustainers, individuals and members to support the mission of the Junior League of Lufkin.
Without our Helping Hands supporters, many League projects would not be possible.
We offer several levels of sponsorship for three types of partnerships: Corporate, In-Kind Media and Sustainers.
The $20.19 campaign is an extension of the Helping Hands campaign that kicks off every January to reflect the current year. JLL members, their families, friends and Sustainers are asked to contribute to this yearly fundraiser to directly support the League’s mission.