Undies For Everyone

Houston, TX   |  http://www.undiesforeveryone.org

Mission

Undies for Everyone provides children in crisis with new underwear, recognizing the importance of a small basic need as part of a child’s increased chances for long term success.

Notes from the nonprofit

In May, 2021 UFE adopted a whistleblower policy.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Rabbi Amy Weiss

Main address

3610 Willowbend #1000

Houston, TX 77054 USA

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EIN

46-0640114

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Families living in poverty experience domino effects including material hardship, directly affecting a child’s chances at future success. A pediatric journal article, “Poverty is Not Just an Indicator: The Relationship Between Income, Poverty, and Child Well-Being” highlights the issue, “Income poverty is associated with lower parental capacity to invest in developmental inputs that contribute to children's development and educational outcomes”(https://www.academicpedsjnl.net/article/S1876-2859(15)00383-6/fulltext ). Lack of underwear is a clear material hardship, made more difficult for impoverished families to secure because new underwear is not accepted by clothing donation organizations, it is a costly item, and few agencies give children underwear. A survey commissioned by JCPenney found that “46% of parents living in poverty say that underwear is among the clothing items that tend to be the hardest to find or get for their child(ren)” (https://www.jcpnewsroom.com/news-releases/20

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

2021 Texas Underwear Distribution

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 136,225 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Distribution partners include federally mandated school district Homeless Department, Child Protective Services, Food Bank children's programs, Texas Children's Hospital Mobile Units and school nurses.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 2,490 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Children will be served through the Milwaukee Public Schools Homeless Department.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 2,490 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Children will be served through the Miami Dade Project Upstart serving students without permanent addresses.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 5,420 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Children will be served through the St. Louis Public Schools Homeless Department.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 3,505 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Children will be served through the Washington DC Public Schools Homeless Department.

Population(s) Served
Children
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 4,980 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Distribution partners include federally mandated Albuquerque schools Homeless Department and Child Protective Services.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 4,250 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Distribution partners include federally mandated Tulsa Public Schools Homeless Department and Child Protective Services.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 3,520 living in poverty and/or crisis. Distribution partners include federally mandated Oklahoma City Public Schools Homeless Department and Child Protective Services.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 1,760 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Children will be served through the Atlanta Public Schools Homeless Department.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 2,490 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Children will be served through the Cleveland Public Schools Homeless Department.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

2019 Innovation in the Field of Child Advocacy 2019

Children at Risk

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

How many children receive underwear each year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2017 totals DO NOT reflect Hurricane Harvey numbers.

How many pair of underwear are distributed each year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2017 numbers do not reflect serving men, women and children affected by Hurricane Harvey. 1,500,000 pairs.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goals:

1. Provide new underwear to children living in poverty and/or crisis, a basic need overlooked by donors.

1.Implement expansion plans to serve children in 15 US cities .

2.Identify and create partnerships with volunteer and granting organizations in each city.

3. Partner with vetted social service agencies and federally mandated school district Homeless Departments.

Undies for Everyone has capabilities limited only by our imagination. New underwear for disadvantaged children is a need that has not been specifically addressed by other organizations and UFE is well aware of the opportunities to successfully replicate the program in other cities and states.
The COVID pandemic opened an opportunity for UFE to change distribution, focusing on giving 7 pairs to children served by school districts and social service agencies. This change assists children in millions of impoverished homes experiencing material hardship.

-In 2021 UFE is set to increase underwear distribution by 43%.

- UFE has distributed over three million pair of underwear since its inception in 2012, including 2 million pair to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

- UFE partners with federally mandated school district homeless departments and vetted social service agencies directly serving impoverished children.

- More than 1,800 volunteers serve UFE each year.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    UFE serves children living in poverty or have been removed from their homes. They are overwhelmingly Hispanic and African American and generally ages 3-14.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To provide funders with quantitative data,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    As a result of collecting feedback from our partners, we have changed our MOUs to reflect the needs of the organization, making it easier for the partners to get the document signed. In addition, some of our partners have asked for different sizes of shipments to better serve their clients.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Undies For Everyone

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Barry Mandel

Jim Grace

Grace McEwan

Barry Mandel

Discovery Green Conservancy

Eduardo Rios

Financial Manager

Megan Ryan

Community Volunteer

Stephanie Megars

Chevron

Lisset Garza

Shell Oil, retired

Cyndy Garza-Roberts

Comcast

Mark Parsons

Reliant Energy

Dominique Calhoun

Calhoun Meredith

Dr. Sanghamitra Misra

Texas Children's Hospital

Gwen Johnson

HISD, retired

Kim Stinebaker

Dancie Perugini Public Relations

Evan Wildstein

Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/02/2019

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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