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we see undies
for everyone
as opportunity
for everyone.

Undies for Everyone provides kids living in poverty or crisis with clean underwear, recognizing the importance of this small basic need as part of a child’s increased chances for long term success.

Ways to Give
”Underwear is something you take for granted until you don’t have it.”

When was the last time you thought about clean underwear?

That time the weird pair in the back of your drawer was the only one left on laundry day? That time as a kid you didn’t quite make it to the bathroom? That time it wasn’t your week to wear the underwear? Most of us have never had to worry about that last one.

For tens of thousands of distressed or displaced kids who don’t have easy access to fresh underwear—who venture out with hand-me-downs or nothing at all, or who find themselves uncomfortably out of luck after an untimely accident—Undies for Everyone exists. Our Undies champion Brené Brown said it best: “Underwear is something you take for granted until you don’t have it.”

 

Clean

Enhancing Hygiene & Comfort

Children living in poverty rarely receive new underwear from agencies and nonprofit programs providing basic needs. Unemployment resulting from COVID pushes families further into financial crisis, leaving no funds for giving children even the most basic needs required to succeed. Living in poverty is correlated with poor health, lower academic performance in school, and shorter life expectancy.

“Underwear, Children & Basic Needs”
Rabbi Amy Weiss

Confident

Enhancing Self-Esteem & Dignity

“Each new school year we have students who barely have enough clothes to come to school five days in a row. Their parents struggle to provide food, clothing and shelter on minimum wages and usually only one income.”

Sheila Coleman, School Nurse

Hopeful

Enhancing Optimism & Focus

“Poverty doesn’t put a child on a predetermined trajectory, but it behooves us to remember that adverse experiences early in life are influencing the development and function of the brain. And if we hope to intervene, we need to do it early so that we can help shift children onto the best possible developmental trajectories.”

Dr. Deanna Barch, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

By working to ensure that all children have access to the daily dignity of clean underwear, we promote the conditions for success every kid deserves—from basic hygiene and better graduation rates to brighter outlooks about themselves and the world around them. Undies are often easy to overlook, but we believe these little layers can lead to greatness.

Who knows—whether through the simple act of giving or receiving new undies—one pair, somewhere, may be just the change a person needs.

what we do
To equip kids with these everyday
essentials, we put new undies into the arms of our team of nonprofits.

News & upcoming Events

02.09.20
Event

The inaugural Boots & Briefs event was presented by Halliburton Charitable Foundation...

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Losing everything — from clothes to valuable items — after a natural disaster is truly devastating...

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It’s called Undies for Everyone and was started seven years ago as a once-a-year donation of underwear for children...

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