HOUSTON – At KPRC 2, we're proud to showcase those making a difference in the area we serve. Each week, we will feature a local activist, community leader, charity group, nonprofit or organization shaping our community.
This week, we take a look at a Houston nonprofit providing underwear and dignity to kids in need: Undies for Everyone.
The organization collects underwear and distributes them to school districts, shelters and relief organizations in Greater Houston, Austin and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Rabbi Amy Weiss launched Undies for Everyone in 2012. Since then, the nonprofit has distributed over three million pairs of underwear.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the nonprofit distributed some one million pairs of underwear to storm victims throughout Texas.
Undies for Everyone relies on continued support from the community to help kids keep clean and confident.
How to support Undies for Everyone:
Work in the warehouse packing underwear. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for families with young children. All ages are welcome to volunteer. Pro tip: Dress comfortably and wear closed-toe shoes.
For more information on how to become a volunteer, head here.
Is your spirit of service at odds with your jam-packed schedule? No worries. Undies for Everyone depends on a steady supply of donations to provide underprivileged kiddos with clean undies. The nonprofit donates one pair of underwear for every dollar it receives.
Click here to donate to Undies for Everyone.
Hold a drive
Become an Undies for Everyone ambassador and hold an underwear drive at your school, office, community event, or other gathering.
Click here for more information on how to register as an ambassador.
Do you know a nonprofit, charity group or organization making our city a better place to call home? Tell us about it at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always searching for new Houston heroes to feature in our series.