Drop your drawers returns to the Anderson Public Library! The library is once again 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 coordinators 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 first joined the effort last year with a goal of only 800 pairs. With the amazing outpouring of support of Anderson County residents, the library received nearly 1400 pairs! Underwear was 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. The family resource coordinators at these schools were incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support
This year, the goal is to break last year’s number and receive 1500 pairs. Donations of new children’s underwear will be accepted from November 1st to December 23rd 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 coordinators about the campaign: