In Houston, *29% of children live in poverty, the highest of all Texas metropolitan cities.
81% of students graduate from high school in Houston, 2% below the national average.
1 in 3 Houston children lives in poverty, tied with Dallas for the highest in Texas cities.
*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.