Clean underwear is an easily overlooked essential that can offer immediate physical and emotional relief. By working to ensure that all children have access to the daily dignity of clean underwear, we promote the conditions for success every child deserves – from basic hygiene and better graduation rates to brighter outlooks about themselves and the world around them.
Promoting the Power of Undies
Children served through our trusted partners each receive a 7 day supply of new underwear.
Every public school district in the United States has a federally mandated Homeless Department, serving mostly children who are “couch surfing” with friends and/or relatives or living with family in a shelter. UFE partners with homeless departments ensuring these children receive 7 pairs of new underwear to keep them clean, confident and in class.
Child Protective Services assists children experiencing abuse or neglect in their homes. Children often have to leave quickly, and with nothing., CPS provides each child with basic needs essentials. UFE is proud to supply CPS partners with underwear for their clients.
Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) provide high quality after school programming designed to empower youth. BGCA programming focuses on creating mentor relationships that leads to school success and healthy, productive lives for children. takes to ensure all kids have a great future.
Many cities are fortunate to have children’s hospitals that operate mobile units, that treat patients in underserved communities. UFE’s undies ride along, ready to find a new home with happy children and grateful parents.
The power of undies to get families back on their feet.
Emergency Undies supports children when they are displaced due to natural disasters or other emergencies, UFE works with relief organizations, sending children’s underwear for the youngest among us. New underwear is a scarce commodity when it is most needed.