"Drop Your Drawers" at the Library

November 21, 2016
By BCPL

Make your next visit to the Library a brief one (for a good cause) as part of Boyle County Public Library's "Drop Your Drawers" campaign. We're partnering with local elementary schools in Danville-Boyle County to collect new underwear for school-age kids.


Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, now through December 31, 2016, at the Library or at any of the drop boxes at local elementary schools. Donations will help replenish Danville and Boyle County elementary schools' supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school's Family Resource Centers.


The need is great. The local schools combined are handing out approximately 190 pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom.


The Library’s goal is to receive 1,000 pairs. Underwear will be distributed evenly to six elementary schools in Boyle County. The schools are: Jennie Rogers Elementary School, Junction City Elementary School, Hogsett Elementary School, Perryville Elementary School, Toliver Elementary School, and Woodlawn Elementary School. 


The "Drop Your Drawers!" campaign is easily recognizable by the popular character of Captain Underpants by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey. The library's collection of Captain Underpants' children's books will be on display (and available to check out) during the Drop Your Drawers campaign.