Back to school undie driveAs summer draws to a close and the new academic year approaches, The Undie Chest is excited to kick off its annual Back to School Undie Drive. 


With a mission to promote dignity and comfort for students, this drive aims to provide clean and comfortable underwear to students in Title 1 schools through our 
Everyone Deserves Underwear (EDU) program.

By rallying together as a community, we can empower students to focus on their studies confidently instead of worrying about underwear.

The Significance of Underwear for Dignity and Comfort

Often overlooked, underwear is a fundamental garment crucial to an individual's well-being. For students, having access to clean and properly fitting underwear can significantly influence their sense of dignity and self-worth. 

Unfortunately, many students face the challenge of not having access to such essential items, leading to discomfort and potential embarrassment.

A study conducted by Morar Consulting for JCPenney highlights, "Of the parents that reported sending their children to school without socks or underwear, 51% shared they did so because they could not afford to provide their child with enough pairs of socks or underwear to make it through the week."

 A lack of clean underwear can have a negative impact on students' overall well-being. It can affect their self-esteem, making them feel excluded or different from their peers. 

 Discomfort caused by inadequate undergarments can be distracting, hindering their ability to concentrate on their studies and fully participate in classroom activities.

Back to School Undie Drive: a Simple Initiative to Make a Difference

The Back to School Undie Drive is a powerful opportunity for individuals and businesses nationwide to unite and positively impact students' lives in our community. 

By participating in this initiative, you can play a vital role in promoting dignity and comfort among students, fostering an environment where they can thrive academically and emotionally.

Want to Get Involved?

There are several ways you can contribute to the Back to School Undie Drive:

  1. Donate New Underwear: We accept new, packaged underwear suitable for students ages 8-18. We also accept adult underwear to support the student's parents.

  2. Donate and Recycle Old/Gently Used Bras: Recycling old bras is another impactful contribution. Gently-used bras will be repurposed in an environmentally friendly manner, supporting students and sustainability. 

  3. Host an Undie Drive: Whether you're a business or an individual, you can host your own Undie Drive to encourage your community to get involved and make a difference.

  4. Purchase from Our Amazon Wish List: Doing a good deed couldn't be easier! Just follow the link to our wish list, and purchase something we've listed! 

  5. Spread the Word: Help raise awareness about The Back to School Undie Drive by sharing the event's information with friends, family, and colleagues. To request access to our social media toolkit, please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Thanks for Being a Community Hero!

As The Undie Chest prepares for the Back to School Undie Drive, we are reminded of the importance of clean and comfortable underwear in empowering students with dignity and confidence. 

By contributing to this cause, you are not only providing an essential item but also sending a powerful message of support to students, showing them that they matter and that their well-being is valued.

Donate new underwear, or donate and recycle used and old bras, to help The Undie Chest's mission of empowering students with the dignity and confidence they deserve.

Let us unite as a community to make a lasting impact on student's lives as they embark on a new academic year. 

For more information and to get involved, visit undiechest.org/events. Together, we can make a significant difference in promoting dignity and comfort for students in need. 

If you're ready to promote our Back to School drive in your business, please contact us here to request your social media toolkit. 

We look forward to seeing how many undies you can collect!