Try to imagine for a few minutes what it must be like to be without a home and to live outside in the rain, cold, or heat. Then try to imagine what a blessing it would be to have a clean pair of underwear to wear. Preble Street Resource Development Director, Ray Hepler, stated, “The need for socks and underwear does not go away. We get even less donated underwear than socks, so the need is great.”
There is a great need for underwear for the clients at Preble Street Resource in Portland. Preble Street Resource serves more men than women. It is about a 70/30 split. The male clients’ preferences are like the general public: some like boxers while others prefer briefs. Sizes needed range from Small to XL. The female clients also prefer a variety of types of underwear and sizes from Small to XL. As long as they are all adult-sized, they will be very welcome by somebody!
Look for our display in the entrance to the Ministry Center. We will be collecting the underwear during the months of July and August. Are you looking for an opportunity to offer additional hands-on help with this project? We will be attaching a bible verse or a message of spiritual encouragement to each pair of underwear. Watch for upcoming details to help. Thanks to Thrivent Financial for the $250 donation through Thrivent Action.