We did it! 1,000 pairs of undies delivered to Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. It was an amazing day. And with your help it was a true success. Our goal at Feel Good Undies is always quality and charity. And we believed we achieved just that!
I would like to share a few interesting facts regarding homelessness in the Coachella Valley area. First of all, the spring and summer months are the busiest time for occupancy. Due to the temperatures which can reach 100 to 120 degrees in the months of April thought October. I cant help but think, how lucky are we that we do not have to survive under such difficult conditions. Unfortunately there are more and more homeless people in this situation every year and it continues to grow. As to date in California alone 140,000 people are living on the streets!
I also wanted to share a little jester which I had now idea at the time how impactful it would be. When arriving to CVRM I was greeted with big smiles and lots of hugs! They were truly appreciative of our delivery. I repeatedly heard, “do you really know who helpful this is to us?” And I simply would respond with the biggest smile on my face “yes, I do!”. KMIR NBC news filmed Chris the Director asking me if she could open one of the boxes. And with tears in here eyes she realized each pair of donated underwear was individually wrapped and sealed with a smile. She looked at me and said, “It all starts with a clean shower and you have given 1,000 people and unbelievable start! It’s not just cellophane wrap undies we’re talking about, it’s knowing these are packaged with love and only for each person in need. It means you matter!!”
I left that day form CVRM with my heart filled and even more determined to work harder for our next delivery, which will be in Los Angeles. I knew there was a great need for underwear donations in homeless shelters across America. But buy purchasing Feel Good Undies we can really make an difference in helping the homeless, while loving what you wear. It’s so simple!
So please share your smiles with everyone!