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just the facts:
kids and poverty

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


Small changes
big opportunities

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.

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Homeless Department

Cleveland’s public school district supports students enrolled in the federally mandated homeless department. Most of the students are “couch surfing”, many fewer students live in shelters with their families. The department makes sure these children attend their home schools, assuring continuity in their education. The department also provides basic needs, including UFE underwear.


Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services (CPS) located in Cleveland is a branch of Ohio’s social services department responsible for cases of child abuse and neglect. Children found to live in dangerous situations are removed at a moment’s notice and often leave without any belongings. An assigned social worker takes each child “shopping” in a room stocked with basic needs where they receive UFE underwear.

Since 2021


Kids served in Cleveland


Pairs donated in Cleveland

How to Get Involved

One Click Undies

Start your own Undies drive – virtually!

Host a virtual undies drive by inviting your group’s members, friends and family.  Click a button and send some undies for a child in need.

To help you promote your drive, we’ll equip you with UFE-branded templates and ideas for social posts to spread the digital word far and wide. 

Undies for Change

A new way to volunteer!

Undies for Change is a fee-based volunteer opportunity. UFE sends your group underwear, supplies and instructions to make perfect packs of 7 pairs that you deliver to a pre-identified local children’s agency.

Undies for Change makes it easy roll, pack and deliver undies for local kids. It’s a great opportunity for corporations, organizations, and schools to make a big difference in a child’s life.

Just the change
a child needs.

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