Drop Your Drawers


Following a 1-year hiatus, our Drop Your Drawers campaign is back this November and December!

Include packages of new boys’ and girls’ underwear and socks on your holiday shopping list. All sizes accepted. Donations must be in their original packaging.

Drop your donations off at your nearby library branch between Nov. 1-Dec. 31.

This year’s goal is 7,000 pairs of socks and underwear.

Drop Your Drawers

The initiative aims to meet a crucial need for public schools in Campbell County: keeping Family Resource Centers’ emergency supplies of socks and underwear stocked. Schools hand out 100 or more pairs monthly to children who need them due to accidents at school or circumstances at home.

Because parents are often unable to bring fresh underwear and socks to their children during school hours, children can miss crucial learning time in the classroom. Keeping centers’ supplies stocked also allows them to redirect funding to provide other
valuable resources.

Our community has gone above and beyond for Drop Your Drawers since its launch in 2015. Having started at CCPL, the campaign has made its way to other library systems across the country.

To learn more about the need for new underwear and socks, watch our video with Campbell County Family Resource Center Coordinators below.

2019 Campaign

A Drop Your Drawers sticker featuring Captain Underpants that is given to individuals when they donate to the campaign.

Our 2019 goal was to collect 7,000 pairs of socks and underwear for Campbell County schools. Thanks to our wonderful community, we surpassed our goal and collected 10,612 pairs!

View the slideshow below to see some of the groups in our community that donated to the campaign.


For answers to frequently asked questions, please view our Drop Your Drawers FAQ Sheet.

Past Campaigns

Thanks to our community’s generosity, we have been able to donate thousands of pairs of underwear through Drop Your Drawers.

  • 2019 Campaign
    • Donated 10,612 pairs of socks and underwear
  • 2018 Campaign
    • Donated 10,765 pairs of underwear
  • 2017
    • Donated 7,784 pairs of underwear
  • 2016
    • Donated 7,125 pairs of underwear
  • 2015
    • Donated 5,300 pairs of underwear
  • Bellevue Independent Schools

Drop Your Drawers Resources

If you are a library interested in starting Drop Your Drawers in your community, please visit the webpage below for free promotional materials and information on how to start a campaign.

Resources for Libraries