We need your help for a good cause!
This fall and early winter, we are taking part in Drop Your Drawers @ the Library, a cooperative effort with libraries all across the state. This project seeks to ensure that every child shows up to school and stays in school for the whole school day in clean underwear that fits. Underwear is a basic need and one that is easily forgotten. Schools are handing out underwear on a daily basis to children who need a clean pair because of accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents are often unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, accidents can cause children to miss valuable learning time in the classroom.
Drop Your Drawers @BCPL in November and December
What you can do: Drop off packages of NEW underwear at any BCPL location. Boys and girls sizes 4–16 needed.
Our goal: Collect 5,000 pairs of children’s underwear. All donations will go to local public elementary schools to help replenish their supply of emergency underpants and to provide direct assistance to each school’s Family Resource Center.
The campaign officially begins November 1st and continues through December 30th. But wait… You can begin helping now!
October Kickoff with Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League
With the help of Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League, we’re doing some pre-gaming! Through the end of the game season, collection points will be set up during youth football games. Attendees can drop their drawers at the admission gate—new packages of children’s underwear only, please!—and donations will be passed on to the Library. If you attend a GBCYFL game during this period, please consider donating a new package of children’s underpants to the cause.
Local businesses and organizations can be superheroes too!
We are also encouraging civic-minded businesses and organizations to help with our cause by collecting packages of underpants from their employees or members during the months of October and November. Then, when library drop-off sites open in November, groups can drop off their donations at any Bullitt County Public Library location.
- Large group donations should be dropped off at Bullitt County Public Library NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 30TH to allow library staff adequate time to count donations. For individual donations, Drop Your Drawers continues through December 30th.
- QUESTIONS? Call Stephanie Lewis at 543-7675 ext. 4 or e-mail Tracy Weikel at email@example.com. We can provide promotional materials for our campaign on request, and in some cases we can also make arrangements to pick up large donations from your business or organization.