JOLIET, Ill. Jan. 15, 2018—The Little Black Dress Soiree, hosted by United Way of Will County, will be an evening of elegance, style and social change on Feb. 1, 2018 from 6-10 p.m. at the Renaissance Center in Joliet.

Exactly one year following its 80th Anniversary Celebration, United Way of Will County looks to the future with an event to inaugurate its county wide women’s initiative. Women ages 21 and older are invited to adorn their little black dresses for the little black dress event presented by ComEd and sponsored by Mary Kay.

The night will feature shopping from local vendors, raffle prizes, silent auction centerpieces, dancing and a cash bar. Each ticket admits one into the event, appetizers and desserts for the evening and an automatic entry into the door prize raffle from David Nelson Exquisite Jewelry.

Tickets for Little Black Dress Soiree are $45 and can be purchased online at or by calling 815-723-2500. Information regarding sponsorship levels are available on the United Way of Will County website.

This inaugural event will launch Women United, United Way of Will County’s Social Change Initiative– igniting the power of women, impacting the local community. The purpose being to fight for the self-sufficiency, health, safety and education of every person in Will County.

“Through our collective passion, expertise and resources, Women United will lead local efforts to lift up lives, build a stronger community and leave a legacy of change in Will County,” said United Way of Will County’s Resource Development Director Sarah Oprzedek.

Women United will work to create change through projects. The Community Baby Shower will focus on bringing baby wellness items overlooked by SNAP and WIC to parents and babies in need, while the Read to Succeed project will encourage young minds and promote childhood literacy.

More information regarding Women United and how to become a member will be available during and directly following the event.

United Way of Will County fights for the self-sufficiency, health, safety and education of every person in Will County. Through its extensive network of individuals, funded partners and corporate affiliates, United Way of Will County fosters collaborations, partnerships and develops solutions to the challenges facing the community. These collective efforts have resulted in the direct aid to 1 in 3 community members. The mission, to unite Will County communities and resources to empower people and create positive, sustainable change, is deeply rooted in United Way of Will County’s history beginning in 1936. To learn more about United Way of Will County’s community impact, visit