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Undies For Everyone

Houston, TX   |  http://www.undiesforeveryone.org
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Undies For Everyone

EIN: 46-0640114


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

Subject area info

Human services

Youth development

Population served info

Children and youth

Economically disadvantaged people

Low-income people

NTEE code info

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

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?

2022 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 6,752 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Children will be served through the St. Louis Public Schools Homeless Department and Boys and Girls Clubs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 8,440 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Children will be served through the Washington DC Public Schools Homeless Department, Child Protective Services and Boys and Girls Clubs.

Population(s) Served
Children
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 11,816 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Distribution partners include federally mandated Albuquerque schools Homeless Department, Child Protective Services and Boys and Girls Clubs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 6,752 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 6,752 living in poverty and/or crisis. Distribution partners include federally mandated Oklahoma City Public Schools Homeless Department, Child Protective Services and Boys and Girls Clubs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to 7,596 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Children will be served through the Atlanta Public Schools Homeless Department, Child Protective Services, Pediatric Mobile Units and Boys and Girls Clubs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

UFE is giving 7 pairs of underwear to10,972 children living in poverty and/or crisis. Children will be served through the Cleveland Public Schools Homeless Department, Child Protective Services, Pediatric Mobile Units and Boys and Girls Clubs.

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

Amy Weiss named Hero 2022

CNN Heroes

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. Decrease from 2020 to 2021 reflects change in programming from serving one pair per child after an in school accident to each child receiving 7.

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.

Number of new donors

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

2022 Goals:

1. Distribute 1,100,000 pairs of underwear to underserved US children.

2. Add Los Angeles as the 16th UFE city.

1.Implement expansion plans to serve children in 16 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.

4. Employ PR and marketing communications to establish presence in new cities.

5. Offer local packing opportunities to benefit additional local children.

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 26%.

- UFE has distributed over four 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, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and vetted social service agencies directly serving impoverished children.

- More than 1,800 volunteers serve UFE each year (prior to COVID). Reopening volunteers this 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

Undies For Everyone
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2022 Audit 2020 Amy Weiss 2018 2018 Audit 2017 2015 2014
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.95

Average of 8.09 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.6

Average of 2.5 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 7% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Undies For Everyone

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Undies For Everyone

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Undies For Everyone’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$54,620 $1,148,847 -$697,424 -$365,835 -$1,823
As % of expenses -17.4% 68.7% -59.9% -49.2% -0.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$54,734 $1,137,640 -$702,524 -$368,885 -$7,223
As % of expenses -17.4% 67.6% -60.1% -49.4% -1.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $259,329 $2,820,152 $466,248 $377,716 $677,196
Total revenue, % change over prior year -20.2% 987.5% -83.5% -19.0% 79.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 91.2%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $314,070 $1,671,305 $1,163,458 $743,370 $683,319
Total expenses, % change over prior year -11.9% 432.1% -30.4% -36.1% -8.1%
Personnel 22.8% 9.2% 22.3% 42.5% 42.9%
Professional fees 9.2% 1.1% 6.0% 10.5% 7.0%
Occupancy 11.9% 0.1% 2.1% 3.3% 9.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 63.5% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 56.0% 89.5% 6.1% 43.6% 40.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $314,184 $1,682,512 $1,168,558 $746,420 $688,719
One month of savings $26,173 $139,275 $96,955 $61,948 $56,943
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $278 $27,000 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $340,635 $1,848,787 $1,265,513 $808,368 $745,662

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 0.9 4.7 2.2 1.9 3.6
Months of cash and investments 0.9 4.7 2.2 1.9 3.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.3 8.3 4.7 1.5 0.5
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $23,630 $659,357 $209,229 $117,031 $205,759
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $5,129 $982 $29,951
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $639 $27,639 $27,000 $27,000 $27,000
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 74.3% 42.3% 60.2% 71.5% 60.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 18.7% 7.2% 2.9% 3.7% 21.9%
Unrestricted net assets $34,565 $1,172,205 $469,681 $100,796 $41,425
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $177,846 $171,261
Total net assets $34,565 $1,172,205 $469,681 $278,642 $212,686

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Rabbi Amy Weiss

Rabbi Amy Weiss is the founder and executive director of Undies for Everyone (UFE). A philanthropist with a calling to do good in the world, Amy started UFE in 2012 after a social worker expressed to her the need that children in crisis have limited access to new underwear. Amy wrote a post calling for underwear donations, and due to the overwhelming response from readers, UFE was born. A long time teacher and life long entrepreneur, Amy grew up in Dallas before attending the University of Texas at Austin graduating with a degree in advertising. Two masters degrees and rabbinical ordination came later. Her confluence of business experience and drive to "repair the world" continues to drive UFE's growth. Amy is married to Rabbi Kenny Weiss and together they have two sons.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 6/17/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/17/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.