Group collects clean underwear for a cause

Underwear Because We Care campaign seeks donations

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Many needy and homeless people have no underwear or have to wear what they do own for extended periods of time.

Underwear because we Care hopes to fill that need and provide underwear for the needy and homeless of the Quad Cities.

The group partners with churches, schools and businesses.

In fiscal year 2016, the group collected 9,200 items that were given to 2,900 people through 26 organizations.

In fiscal year 2017, they collected 6,400 items and supported 2,500 people through 31 organizations. 

Underwear because we Care collects new underwear, undershirts, underpants, bras and socks.

If someone wants to help but is unable to get to a drop site, a donation can be sent to: Underwear Because We Care, PO Box 2242, Davenport, IA, 52809.


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