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Rio Grande Valley

just the facts:
kids and poverty

45.5% of children in the Rio Grande Valley live in poverty.

An average of 85% of students enrolled in Harlingen and Brownsville schools are economically disadvantaged.

The Rio Grande has the lowest percentage of high school graduates in the nation.

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.

rio grande Partners

Rio Grande Valley

boys and girls clubs

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.

Rio Grande Valley

School Homeless Department

The Harlingen and Brownsville 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.

Since 2021


Kids served in Rio Grande Valley


Pairs donated in Rio Grande Valley

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Just the change
a child needs.