volunteer:
in houston

Help us bring comfort
and confidence to kids across the U.S.

Join us as we sort, stack, and pack colorful undies for distribution—it’s easy, energizing, (air-conditioned!), and important.

In a world where too few families can afford fresh undies, we’re on a mission to make a big deal out of small pairs. By working to ensure that all children have access to the daily dignity of clean underwear, you help promote the conditions for success every kid deserves—from basic hygiene and better school attendance to brighter outlooks about themselves and the world around them. Thank you.

Little volunteers in particular learn about meaningful ways we can give back to others, beginning with this basic but universal need for undies.

family packings

We want to help families (and friends) make philanthropy a part of their lives.

UFE is proud to be one of the few spots in Houston where you and your crew (as young as six!) can work together to make a real difference in the day-to-day wellbeing of other kids in our community. At Undies World Headquarters, everyone plays an important role—sorting, counting, rolling, packing—and at the end of your session, we’ll give your group a final account of your hard work and why it matters.

For everyone’s health and safety, we have put all volunteer opportunities on hold until mid-2021.  Want to be the first to know? Join the UFE GivePulse Group to sign up for volunteer dates as soon as we are able to welcome you back to our warehouse!

company packings

Give your people a feel-great way to give back and come together as a team.

We deploy our Undies Mobile Unit to companies who want to get in on this goodness and host their own on-site packings. UFE will customize a plan based on your goals and the size of your group (up to 50 employees at a time) and bring along our signature efficiency and enthusiasm.

host a virtual undies drive

Start your own Undies drive—virtually! It’s a fun and fulfilling way to connect and collect in your community (and beyond).

To help you promote your drive, we’ll equip you with UFE-branded templates and ideas for social posts to spread the digital word far and wide! Virtual drives make it easy for your friends, families, and their friends and families to get undies into the hands of kids who need it most.

What to expect:

  • We’ll have snacks and drinks on hand, as well as our friendly office pups—please let us know if you have an allergy.
  • We welcome volunteers of all ages, but ask that children under 10 are supervised at all times.
  • Our facility is full of large boxes, so we recommend that volunteers wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Our doors open 10 minutes before the packing time.
  • You will be packing bags of underwear that will be distributed to kids throughout Texas. Watch the video about how to pack the underwear.
Where to find us:
3610 Willowbend Blvd. #1000
Houston, Texas 77054
We are located near the corner of 90 (Main) and Willowbend.
“Every contribution helps me serve these children in moments of need, helping them feel clean and comfortable, ready to learn, and good about themselves.”
–Laura Williams, Nurse

Group Volunteers

Group volunteering is for parties of 15 or more. If your group has fewer than 15, we’d be delighted to have you sign up for individual volunteer slots.

Undies for Entry: 10 pairs per person

We ask that volunteer groups donate 10 pairs of new underwear per participant. Your group can do this a few ways:

OPTIONS: Day-of-the-Packing

  • Ask each participant to bring 10 pair of new, in-package girl’s or boy’s underwear to the packing. (See below for size recommendations.)
  • Make a monetary donation at our Undies HQ using our credit card Dip Jar. (It’s easy. Promise.)

Options: Before-the-Packing

  • Host an Undies Drive before the packing. (Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through it.)
  • Purchase undies online from our UFE Amazon Wishlist. (They may not end up being the same pair you pack, but they’ll all head somewhere worthy!).
  • Make a monetary donation online.

We distribute all sizes of children’s underwear, but at this time we are in greatest need of larger sizes (girl’s sizes 10–16, boy’s sizes M–XL). Thank you!

Group volunteer signup
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Contact Person

  • Shift Details

    Availability begins May 2020

  • For groups of less than 15, please sign up as an individual at the top of this page.

FAQ

Just the Change
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