2019 Human Trafficking Initiative

Junior League of Daytona Beach   

The Junior League of Daytona Beach, Inc., (JLBD) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, to developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLDB’s purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  The Junior League of Daytona Beach reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.

Our vision is to significantly improve the quality of life of women and children in our community, by focusing our resources on local needs and services.

These resources come from our annual fundraisers, like the annual Sweetheart Ball event, and our Thrift Store, which is located downtown Daytona Beach. We rely on donations from area businesses to help keep expenses down, in order to maximize the funds available for our community service projects and our community grants program.

The Junior League of Daytona Beach currently provides backpacks filled with clothing, hygiene items, and a few extra personal pieces to local law enforcement, to distribute to these victims.  This is done, so they can begin to rebuild their lives with basic necessities after being pulled from these dangerous situations.  Even the smallest donation from you could help fund these backpacks of hope.

This January will be our sixth year participating in the international movement – Little Black Dress Initiative – in which women across Volusia County are encouraged to wear the same black dress for 5 days in a row (or for men to dress in all black), to exemplify the complete lack of possessions (including clothing) most human trafficking victims have with them when they are rescued.

Your donation will contribute to the following committee projects: Human Trafficking Education and Awareness training, assembling backpacks for victims distributed by our local police department, and researching the potential creation of a local state-licensed safe house.

For more information about the JLDB please contact Ms. Samantha Dunman, our Communications Director at 386-253-1756. In addition, we are located at 122 S. Palmetto Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL.