St. Vincent de Paul: goal to gather 20K pairs to aid those in need
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
At St. Vincent de Paul’s resource center more than 2,000 pairs of underwear are distributed each month, which equates to more than 28,000 per year, officials there say.
Unlike other clothing donations, underwear must be new. And when donations don’t meet demand, SVdP must purchase the shortage, officials there say.
With this in mind, SVdP launched its Drop Your Drawers for Charity drive in 2018 and is bringing it back again as a simple way for community supporters to provide new packs of underwear for those who need them most.
This year, SVdP officials report direct support of the Better Business Bureau serving the Pacific Southwest and BBB4Good, along with Arizona Financial Credit Union who is hosting drives at branches across the Valley.
Individuals, businesses, churches, community groups and retail stores are encouraged to participate by hosting a Drop Your Drawers drive, purchasing new underwear through the drive’s Amazon Wish List or donating financially online at stvincentdepaul.net/DYD.
Underwear for adult men and women of all sizes is needed. There is a current a high need for men’s underwear in particular. Socks are also welcome.
Donations will be collected through Oct. 31 with a goal of collecting 20,000 pairs of underwear this year.