Thank you to all those who donated either underwear or money to the annual “Underneath It All, We’re All the Same” underwear collection. Our congregation donated 4 packages of underwear and $259.63.
This outreach mission distributed a total of 1769 items last week to fourteen (14) agencies including eleven (11) Food Pantries in Hendricks County, Sheltering Wings, Family Promise, and Children’s Bureau.
The 1,769 items included both donated underwear and undergarments purchased with financial contributions of $3161. Businesses and organizations that supported this collection were Danville Kiwanis Club, Meijers in Avon, Walmart in Avon and the Target Distribution Center.
Hanesbrands, Inc. allowed us to order at discounted wholesale prices and provided free shipping.
Our church first organized this annual interfaith underwear collection for Hendricks County in 2011. This year, the following eighteen (18) churches joined us in providing underwear to those in need in Hendricks County:
Abundant Life House Of Mercy
Avon Christian Church
The Church Of Jesus Christ
Danville Calvary Church Of The Nazarene
Danville Friends Church
Faith Lutheran Church
Graceway Fellowship Church
Hadley Friends Church
Islamic Society Of North America
North Salem United Methodist Church
Pittsboro Christian Church
Plainfield Friends Meeting House
St. Augustine Episcopal Church Saint
Malachy Catholic Church
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church
Saint Susanna Catholic Church
West Bridge Church
Abundant Life in Danville and Shared Blessings will both be distributing underwear. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who helped to sort and deliver the underwear. A special thank you to Mary Huber for allowing us to take over her basement for the better part of a month.