LOV DAY Overview
In celebration of Black History Month, Ladies of Virtue held our inaugural LOV DAY on
Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 3pm to 5pm
On this day, we presented 300 Black young women and girls with a LOV Box.
Each box included:
“You are Beautiful” - Teddy Bear
PPE - Masks and hand sanitizer
Black history facts/info and more!
Why did we host LOV DAY?
Black girls live in and witness the same issues as Black boys but feel that their concerns go mostly unaddressed and overlooked. Research confirms what our girls have been telling us all along. Due to stereotypes, a 2017 Georgetown Law Study showed that adults believe black girls ages 5-19 need less nurturing, protection, support and comfort than their peers of the same age. We know that this perception is not reality.
In addition, we know our girls have experienced isolation from their friends and family during the pandemic. We wanted to do something very special for girls across the city of Chicago.
We wanted Black girls and young women to know that they are seen, heard and loved.
On February 14, 2021 from noon to 2pm, we packed 300 LOV boxes and from 3pm to 5pm we distributed the boxes in the South Shore, Bronzeville, Englewood and Austin communities.