The UNDIE Campaign
Dignity U Wear provided brand new clothing to over 150,000 men, women and children in need last year. Underwear is the most requested but least donated item. To ensure every individual served receives new underwear and socks, Dignity U Wear created the UNDIE Campaign.
- 1 in 7 Americans live in poverty.
- 2.5 million American children are homeless in a year without proper housing, clothing or food.
- A family of four needs to earn twice the poverty line to provide children with basic necessities including food, shelter and clothing.
2016 marked our 10th Annual UNDIE Campaign and we’re celebrating with a stretch goal of 350,000 units of underwear and $30,000 in cash donations to help fund processing the underwear donations. Thanks to the support and generosity of the Dignity U Wear community, to date we raised over $30,000 and collected 305,000 units of brand new socks and underwear for those who need them most.
Just $5 provides a week of underwear to someone in need.
The UNDIE Campaign kicked off March 1 with an appeal to our friends in the apparel industry. Donors include A+ School and Career Apparel, Bombas, Calvin Klein, Cato, Concepts NYC, Delta Galil, Hypnotic Hats, My Pakage, Planet Sox, PVH, Saxx, Shalom, Sock Guy, Tommy Hilfiger, and 2(X)IST. If you are a manufacturer, distributor or retail establishment interested in donating new undergarments, please contact our Director of Procurement Karin Bunnell.
The UNDIE Campaign continued during the month of May when faith groups, businesses, schools, civic associations, professional groups and others in the Jacksonville, Fla., community conduct campaigns within their organizations to collect new underwear and deliver the donations to our warehouse. Cash donations to the UNDIE Campaign may be made anytime. Just $5 provides a week’s worth of undergarments.
Thank you to our 2016 UNDIE Campaign sponsors (Scroll to see all):