Drop Your Drawers

Drop Your Drawers returns this November through December!

Drop Your Drawers

Goal: 7,000

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.


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

Past Campaigns

Thanks to your generosity, we collected 15,169 pairs of socks and underwear during our 2021 Drop Your Drawers campaign. Truly amazing!

Thank you to the many individuals and the community groups that donated to Drop Your Drawers. View the slideshow below to see some of the Drop Your Drawers donors from 2021.

  • Mary Ingles Chapter NSDAR

We have been able to donate thousands of pairs of underwear through Drop Your Drawers.

  • 2021
    • Donated 15,169 pairs of socks and underwear
  • 2019
    • Donated 10,612 pairs of socks and underwear
  • 2018
    • 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

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