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Lov Day Events

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LOV DAY Overview

 

In celebration of Black History Month, Ladies of Virtue will host our annual LOV DAY on

Saturday, February 10, 2024

11am to 1pm - Pack LOV Boxes

2pm to 4pm - Distribute LOV Boxes

 

On this day, we will pack and distribute 700 LOV Boxes to  Black young women and girls in Chicago.

Watch ​2023 LOV DAY feature on FOX Chicago

Each box included:

  • “You are Beautiful” - Teddy Bear

  • Chocolates/Candy

  • Painting kits

  • Hair care products

  • Black history facts/info and more!

Black Girl Rest - The Ultimate Self-care Experience!

All throughout Black history, slavery and during the great migration, Black people were constantly on the move and still to this day heavily dipped in GRIND culture. We need to STOP and REST." - Ladies of Virtue sis, Mikayah, age 18 #BlackGirlRest

During the month of February, we will host two Black Girl Rest events to close out our LOV DAY month of events!

Check out the 2022 Black Girl Rest Recap Video

Why do we host LOV DAY?

During the pandemic, we saw how our girls felt depressed and isolated from society.  We wanted to do something to show that we love our girls even through the dark times.

 

We also realized that the feelings our girls felt was not unique to Chicago.  Many Black girls across the country 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.

We want Black girls and young women to know that they are seen, heard and loved. 

In celebration of Black History Month and Valentines Day we created our own holiday....

LOV DAY!

What started off as one day of celebration in 2021 has now expanded to the entire month of February!  

On February 10, 2024 from 11am to 1pm, we will kick off our LOV DAY by packing 700 LOV boxes then from 2pm to 4pm we will distribute them the boxes in the Bronzeville neighborhood. 

 

Throughout the month, remaining LOV Boxes will be distributed to girls in the Chicagoland area primarily those living in neighborhoods such as Bronzeville, Englewood, North Lawndale, Near West and Austin neighborhoods.

 

In addition, we will host 15 confidence building and leadership development workshops to schools across the city reaching over 225 girls through this initiative!

2023 LOV DAY featured on FOX Chicago

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