In Cleveland, 46.% of children live in poverty.
78% of Cleveland students graduate from high school, 5% below the national average.
Cleveland ranks last among large cities in child poverty.
*Kids Count Data, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Underwear is only one small part of supporting children who struggle with the many consequences of poverty. 7 pairs of new underwear can increase regular school attendance and boost self-esteem for the neediest among us.
Boys and Girls Clubs of America provides after school programming for children who need structure
and support. UFE partners with this vibrant, well-respected group in distributing a week’s supply of
underwear to their participants.