Valley Outreach invites the community to participate in its 3rd annual Undie Sunday event! On Sunday, October 4th, Valley Outreach, along with area churches, will be collecting donations of new, in-the-package socks and underwear. Our faith partners kick off with Undie Sunday, which then leads to the broader community Undie Week.
The Valley Outreach Clothing Closet offers gently used clothing for children and adults, relying almost exclusively on donations from area residents. What is not gently used, however, are the socks and underwear distributed to those in need.
Last year, 5,669 items were donated from the thirteen
congregations in the St. Croix Valley who participated. In the last year,
Valley Outreach clients could receive 5 pairs of socks and 5 pairs of underwear
two times a year. So far this year, more than 8,000 pairs of socks and
underwear have been given out.
Maki, Executive Director, said “We manage
our inventory as best we can, but when we get too low, we cut back, giving each
individual only three pairs of socks and three pairs of underwear per visit.
Undie Sunday, leading into Undie Week, is the only specific clothing drive we
do. We treat our clients like we'd like to
be treated. Accepting only new, in-the-package socks and underwear to
distribute is just one way to accomplish that.”Undie Sunday FAQ
Ideas for your Undie Sunday Campaign
What the heck is Undie Sunday?
Feed the Valley
Find out more about the upcoming Feed the Valley!
Save the date for this year: October 23, 2015.
Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
This month-long event helps Valley Outreach raise critical financial support for vital services we provide to those who are food-insecure, as well as build up our food supplies to meet the unprecedented need for our food shelf. Join with us this March!
fill (y)our closet: a POP-UP sale with a purpose
You all got in the SPIRIT at our most recent pop-up sale. With your support and shopping skills, we raised $2,000 through our fill (y)our closet: a pop-up sale with a purpose sale! That's 809 items moved out of our inventory, and into your hearts.
And that's a whole lot of new socks and underwear and other items that we can now buy the folks who come to our Clothing Closet. THANK YOU to all who supported us by shopping, donating, or volunteering their time. You all look amazing.
A NEW SEASON FOR THE CLOTHING CLOSET - Dawn Beedle was the visionary who created the clothing program. Recognizing an unmet need in our community, she created Dawn’s Closet, and in 2005, partnered with Valley Outreach. Originally offering career wear to women, the program expanded to offer clothing for the entire family. Dawn passed away in 2007, yet her energy and her legacy carries on through the strength of the current program. The Clothing Closet is continually evolving, looking for new ways to meet client needs. fill (y)our closet, a pop-up sale with a purpose, allows us to generate revenue, 100% of which goes directly back into the Clothing Closet to purchase items not typically donated.