We believe undies should only ever be a barrier when they’re between you and your clothes. They should never be a barrier to cleanliness, to confidence, or to time spent in class. For too many in our midst, this is still not the reality.
Tens of thousands of kids don’t have access to clean underwear. Many children whose families struggle to make ends meet come to school with hand-me-downs or nothing at all, because they don’t have enough pair to get them through the week. Others have an accident, and have to hope that their school nurse buys backup pairs so they can change and return to class quickly.
Both scenarios can be humiliating—and even scary for students who are frightened a teacher or classmate can smell or tell what they’re missing. Learn how our very own Captain Underpants, founder Rabbi Amy Weiss, has been working to bring undies to everyone since 2012.