45.5% of children in the Harlingen live in poverty.
An average of 85% of students enrolled in Harlingen schools are economically disadvantaged.
Harlingen has the lowest percentage of high school graduates in the nation.
When your company, organization or family donates to sponsor an Undies for Change event in your area, even more local children receive undies.
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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.
Child Protective Services (CPS) located in Harlingen is a branch of Texas’ 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.
The Harlingen public school districts support 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.