As a little boy was handed one new pair of underwear after the next, he started to tear up. “But my mommy doesn’t have any money,” he said. It wasn’t until halfway through the shopping process that he realized he was getting all of these clothes for free. This little boy was given the underwear through Clothes To Kids (CTK), a non-profit organization in Pinellas County, FL, that provides wardrobes to low-income or in crisis school-aged children. He is one of many kids who has
A few weeks ago we shared the story of the Leonardtown High School football team’s UNDERWEARNESS drive and now we’re back with the story of how they chose who received the underwear donated. The team did some research to find areas that had at least 50% of their elementary school students enrolled in the federal free lunch program, an indicator of poverty. In the end they chose Floyd County, Kentucky which had 88-98% enrollment. While attending the American Football Coaches A
We are so excited to share this article with you! UNDERWEARNESS, and our founder Koree Khongphand-Buckman, have been featured in the February publication of Redbook Magazine! The article outlines how UNDERWEARNESS came to be and what we have been able to do over the last several years of fundraising, raising awareness and donating underwear to children in need. More importantly, this Redbook article addresses why underwear are so important to children. It states that "... it'