After day three, I surpassed my goal of sending one girl to summer camp. However, there’s still time to contribute if interested!
Some of you have asked why it is that I’m wearing the same black dress every day and how it relates to poverty in Harrisburg. It’s symbolic of the struggle those living in poverty deal with every day that you and I may not think of. If I spill something on my dress 5 minutes before work, I can quickly change into something else and be on my way. (Being the klutz that I am, I have backups in my car!) But what if I spent every penny of my paycheck on bills to put a roof over my (dog) child’s head and food in his belly, so I didn’t have another outfit? Would I get in trouble with my boss? Would I potentially lose my job? These are the things people in our community deal with every day.
This video is a little long, but it does a fantastic job of depicting how far people have to make their dollars go and why government support isn’t enough to make ends meet for tons of families: https://www.sccap.org/videos/
When you donate your time and money to organizations like Junior League, you’re helping people in your community who are doing their best to get by and provide for their kiddos, and that’s why I’m wearing the same black dress every day this week.