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Houston Still Needs Help…

If you are looking for another way to help Houston residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey, consider making a donation of undies! YEP, undies for both kids and adults are needed.

Why donate undies?

Although Houstonians are receiving tons of donations of used clothing, undies cannot be ‘used’ for hygiene reasons so brand NEW undies are in high demand.

How do I donate?


Read more about Undies for Everyone HERE


(Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)

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  1. Jill

    Where’s the love button on this ? πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome Jill! πŸ˜‰

  2. Cristine

    This is such a nice idea. I want to also remind everyone of the many surrounding areas too. The destruction has reached so far, along almost all of the Gulf of Mexico.

  3. Sasha

    A huge thank you from Spring TX.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re most welcome Sasha!

  4. Jessica

    If you click on their link, in the comments they note that they are helping the other areas as well, not just Houston.

  5. Rose

    Working in the Houston med center for recovery efforts. Some lost everything and this is a small donation that helps a lot and means a lot. Thank you all!

  6. Lana

    Thanks for sharing this! Undies on the way!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How awesome! You’re so welcome Lana! Thanks for your donation!

  7. Pam Bennett

    Does anyone have a phone number for this address? I’m trying to place my order but it requests the phone number for Undies for Everyone. Thanks.

    • Mary

      I need the phone number as well. Appreciate if anyone can help. Thanks!

    • Pam Bennett

      No worries. Went to their FB page and found it. It is (713) 338-9676

  8. KR

    Or, you can find your own deals on Amazon or elsewhere and still have them shipped to the same address, not sure if the link listed offers the best prices. Just a thought.

  9. KR

    Another idea – order $25 worth of stuff off Amazon including your underwear donation and add the free vitamin and snack to cart. Add promo codes for free vitamins and snack, and then choose multiple addresses, have underwear delivered to the relief effort address, and have the snack/vitamin delivered to yourself πŸ™‚

  10. Jill Gefke

    Ahh the forgotten undies! This is a great idea! I buy undies whenever I see them on clearance or there is a great deal. At Christmas, at our house, everyone brings a package of undies or socks and we donate them to the V.A. Keep this in mind for anyone who is homeless. Homeless, from weather, fire or other events. I prefer to donate things, not money. Us bargain shoppers can make a dollar go a lot further than most. A warm pair of clean socks or undies make things a little better. Great post/idea for the hurricane victims.

    • Christine

      That is not really true. Charities buying in bulk, especially the amount needed to rebuilt after after, generally pay very, very little for their items.

    • Anne

      Most charities get a wholesale price that’s usually cheaper than clearance. Nonetheless, there’s nothing wrong with preferring to give a tangible physical donation than money 😊

    • kerri

      I agree with all you said !! Clean socks and undies when everything else around u is in shambles, must make someone feel just that much better. Imagine how sad a parent must feel when they cant supply clean underwear for their own kids. Kudos for donating. You rock !!

  11. Corinne

    Hanes has free shipping and a free shirt with purchase. Ordered some girls bonus packs at 2 for $14.

  12. S

    Does it seem strange that Amazon donated a million dollars and got news coverage for it? It’s like me giving $5 bucks a making the news. I guess I’m just wondering if Amazon is making money off of us buying these before I do it. Seems like they would cut us a deal especially if buying a lot. I’m just confused. I don’t want to be duped πŸ™
    Also, I wish there was a place to help those displaced from wildfires as well. I’m not finding that anywhere. In our area not everyone has insurance.

    • a. rich

      Kevin Hart made the news for donating 25,000 so no not strange considering

  13. Shannon

    Underwear is a forgotten item needed by a lot of low income people. When you donate at Christmas time to children don’t forget to include underwear. Many parents have to choose between clothing and underwear and their kids end up wearing very old underwear or none at all.

    • a. rich

      Yes !

  14. Mama

    Our family works for fruit of the loom and they sent a huge truck of underwear down there!

    • a. rich

      I agree good advice

  15. Lina

    Lord & Taylor has women’s 3-packs of jockey panties (limited colors & sizes) for $4.75 (with code LABORDAY) + free shipping with shoprunner:

    https://www.lordandtaylor.com/search/EndecaSearch.jsp?Ns=P_saleprice%7c%7cP_arrivaldate%7c1%7c%7cP_brandname%7c%7cP_product_code%7c1&N=399546444+302023940&FOLDER<%3Efolder_id=2534374302023940&FOLDER<%3Efolder_id=2534374302023775&FOLDER<%3Efolder_id=2534374302023682

    For example:
    Size 6; blue multicolor is here:

    http://www.lordandtaylor.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302023940&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441855820&R=37882529008&P_name=Jockey&N=399546444+302023940&bmUID=lU_XA2t

    I haven't checked children's or mens, but I order the women's all the time for a homeless street program and they love them.

  16. Wendy

    Thanks for sharing! I wanted to help, but nothing felt right to me. This is exactly what I was looking for. Undies are on tehir way!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Perfect! You’re welcome Wendy! Thanks for sending a donation!

  17. Sahm

    I like cash idea. Then they can go purchase what they need. (It’s true, they are space limited) Also you can give cash to people to buy underwear. This would be embarrassing for some.

  18. Karen

    I’m not sure if someone has mentioned this, but I saw a story yesterday (60 Minutes?) in which organizations have a clear preference for cash. Although well-meaning, sometimes donors send things that add an additional burden on the organizations. One examples referred to the Sandy Hook tragedy. The town received 60,000 teddy bears (I think that’s what they said). They had to rent a warehouse to store them. The story also brought up the fact that aid workers and organizations can purify water on-site way cheaper than shipping it in. Anyway, I found it convincing.

    • kait

      I totally get this, for large scale donations (60k teddy bears? wut?)… but honestly I feel a lot more comfortable sending tangible items. Why? Because I’m a pretty big skeptic and it seems pretty easy for money to go missing. Especially from charitable organizations these days. If I send $20 of undies, I can be pretty confident that eventually those underwear will be used by someone who needs them. If I send $20…. how can I be sure?

  19. Karen

    Whoops! Wrong thread. πŸ™

  20. Susan

    I ordered two packs.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      That’s awesome Susan! Thanks for your donation!

  21. Sarah

    I’m so happy to see this! Just donated some undies!! I’ll share this on FB too. Wonderful idea!

  22. Rhonda

    If you choose not to send money or items that is your choice but please do not discourage others who want to help others by sending items that there clearly is a need for or by swndong money. Many people take the time to find organizations that are doing great things so please do not discourage others because you are jaded and skeptical. We have all heard the stories that’s why we do our homework. Thanks to everyone for their generosity and kindness.

    • S

      I didn’t get that at all. Most people commenting here are planning on helping(I would think) and want the money/items to get to those in need.
      Didn’t see anyone jaded, as a matter of fact I see very giving people on here.

  23. CourtneyAmanda

    Undies for Everyone! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£. What a great charity.

    I was reading today that much like babies keep pooping during a disaster, ladies keep menstruating as well. While the shelters get quite a few diapers and wipes donated, women’s hygiene products are way under-donated. This seemed like a good place to let everyone know that 😁

    • VaNeSteR

      Yes. I volunteered at our local church and the women were whispering that they needed personal items in addition to the general toiletries provided for their families. Thankfully a family provided enough to be able to hand out full packages, instead of just a handful.

  24. Ruthie

    Another item that our local Sam’s had on the most needed list is adult diapers. Sadly, I lost my big stash when we lost our home last year in a tornado. Every time there is a post to get samples of adult diapers, baby diapers, hygiene items, etc. I send for them and although my stash is small right now, I will be sending what I have. It takes so little time to request the samples and stick them in a tote until such a time as this. We have a Menard’s and they have recently had band aids and thermometers super cheap with a full price rebate. I got the max of those and will recycle the rebate money. Until we lost things In the tornado, I knew there were needs, but here a year later, I am still realizing things we need and no longer have.

  25. Londa

    I am currently working in a shelter in south Texas and we have received a ton of bottled water, diapers, toiletries, etc. The thing I get asked for The most from our guests is underwear so I think Colin made a great suggestion. I felt terrible when all I had to give one woman was mens underwear because we didn’t have any women’s underwear.

  26. Evan

    Undies for everyone does great work. My company has us volunteer there quarterly. They support ALL areas not just Houston. Once goods are sorted there are teams that drive the goods to affected areas & physically pass them out to those in need along side local agencies (i.e. Red Cross, Forgotten Angels, etc.) They like to be hands on & know that the items are being received by those in need. It opened my eyes & each time there is a disaster that’s the 1st thing I donate as well because there is ALWAYS a need for undies. FYI if you are buying don’t forget our plus size friends too. Thxs everyone from a Houston AREA resident.

  27. Kristyn

    Reposting because it’s hurricane related!

    Huggies wipes are $20 for 18 packs at Costco right now. Wipes are one of the best things you can donate in times like these! Most victims do not have access to water.

    Went through the same, as I live in New Orleans. If anyone is able, please donate wipes to relief centers. πŸ™‚

  28. Holly P

    Yes! Underwear (and women’s sports bras and bras) are SO NEEDED. I worked at the George R Brown (mega shelter) in Houston this week/weekend and it was the #1 needed item (right after deodorant). I felt terrible that we did not have underwear for everyone. It takes time and volunteers to go through the massive amounts of misc donated (used and new) clothing. It’s awesome when they get shipments in of new, fresh underwear that isn’t mixed in with 100’s of other clothing items.

    This is so awesome and thank you for sharing this!!!!!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience! You are SO welcome!

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