The Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth kicked off the inaugural Little Black Dress Impact campaign on Monday. This campaign is intended shine a light on the impact of poverty and trauma around Rome and Floyd County. Participants are all wearing the same black dress (or an outfit) for five consecutive days, in addition to buttons that read “Ask me WHY I’m wearing the same outfit for five days! #LBDImpact”.
LaDonna Collins, RFCCCY Executive Director, hopes that this will spark a community-wide conversation about poverty and trauma, as well as solutions to each.
Participants are asked to take part in a Conversation on Poverty and Trauma this Wednesday, September 1st from 7 pm to 9 pm at Olea Oil and Wine, 424 Broad Street in downtown Rome. The cost of admission is one new article of clothing to be donated to the Open Door Children’s Home.
For information and updates on the Little Black Dress Impact campaign, visit the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth on social media outlets.