In Washington D.C., 19% of children in our nation’s capital, live in poverty.
68.2% of students graduated from high school, 15% below the national average.
32,000 children live below the federal poverty line, one of the highest rates in the U.S.
*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.