Drop your drawers at the Anderson Public Library! The library is proud to help Anderson County children by accepting donations of new children’s underwear to be distributed to children at elementary schools across the county.
The Drop Your Drawers campaign is a cooperative effort of libraries across the state along with famous children’s author Dav Pilkey, and his popular character, Captain Underpants. The campaign seeks to make sure that every child shows up to school and stays in school for the whole school day in clean underwear that fits.
Family resource directors at Anderson County Schools are currently handing out an average of 60 pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom.
The donations will help replenish the schools’ supplies of emergency underwear and provide direct assistance to each school’s family resource center.
The library’s goal is to receive 800 pairs, enough to easily cover an entire year. Underwear will be distributed evenly to every elementary school in Anderson County, which includes Sparrow Early Childhood Center, Saffell Street Elementary, Robert B Turner Elementary, and Emma B Ward Elementary.
Donations of new children’s underwear will be accepted from November 1st to December 21st at the library. Donations can be for either boys or girls in sizes from 4-16.
Be sure to watch the video below for a special message from Ms Sherry and Anderson County family resource directors about the campaign:
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