we see undies
for everyone
as opportunity
for everyone.

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

Ways to Give
Free to Focus, Free to Play, Free to be on their way
”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.”

 

The Basics

Underwear is a basic need least often provided

“What can seem like small obstacles can easily lead students off track. That’s why ensuring students have access to basic needs is so important.”

Communities in Schools

Confidence

Self-esteem goes a long way in helping a child succeed

“Underwear has the ability to shift identity, change how we feel about ourselves.”

Carolyn Mair, Psychologist

Success

Paving small pathways to graduation

“55% of children who did not have underwear and socks to wear wanted to skip school or refused to go to school because he or she was embarrassed by not having any socks or underwear to wear.”

America's Youth: The Need for Basic Necessities

By working to ensure that all children have access to the daily dignity of new 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.

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