MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — Montgomery County students from Kindergarten through 12th grade will have improved access to new socks and underwear through United Way of Greater Houston’s Project Undercover. Studies show 1 in 5 children don’t have access to clean clothes, often because their families are unable to provide these items due to financial constraints. Students without clean clothes often choose to miss school, which can become a leading factor in high school dropout rates.
Approximately 41 percent of students in Montgomery County come from economically disadvantaged families. Project Undercover makes it possible for lower-income students to wear brand new socks and underwear when they begin the school year, setting them on the path to success in school.
“All kids deserve to feel comfortable when they leave for school every day despite their financial situation,” said Emily Faron, volunteer engagement manager for United Way of Greater Houston. “A clean pair of socks and undies can increase a student’s attendance rate, therefore increasing the chances they graduate from high school. Anyone who contributes to Project Undercover should know they are helping Montgomery County students achieve academic success.”
In 2016, Project Undercover collected over 11,000 pairs of socks and underwear that benefited 1,100 Montgomery County students.
Between July 10 – Aug. 11, 2017, Montgomery County residents can deliver new pairs of socks and underwear to the United Way office at 1600 Lake Front Circle, Spring, TX 77380. Area corporations are encouraged to host company-wide drives as well and can setup a drop off location at their office. Additional information can be found at www.mcuw.org/socks.
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