Machon Micah 6th Grade Underwear Drive

Every fall for the last two decades, from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur, the sixth grade class organizes our Underwear Drive, which provides a year’s worth of undergarments for our neighbors at Friendship Place. Friendship Place is the premier housing service provider for people experiencing houselessness in the DC region. Their mission is to empower people experiencing or at risk of houselessness to attain stable housing and rebuild their lives.  

If you’re new to Temple Micah, you may wonder…underwear? Learn more about our partnership with Friendship Place: “It’s So Much More Than Underwear: An Interview with Friendship Place’s Chris Cannedy“.


thank you

2022/5783: Thank you for 20,000 donated items!

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Underwear Drive. Our drive provides a FULL YEAR of underwear to Friendship Place, the premier provider of housing services for people experiencing homelessness in the Washington DC region.

September 2022

The Machon Micah 6th Graders are once again sponsoring the Underwear Drive which benefits our neighbors at Friendship Place

Friendship Place’s needs have grown and changed with the opening of The Brooks, a 50-unit building for families with children, and Valley Place, transitional housing for men and women who have been chronically homeless. If you’re donating this year, consider:

  • Laundry baskets: couples and individuals will leave Valley Place to set up homes of their own
  • Plus-size underwear for female bodies: most of DC’s homeless are male, but Friendship Place’s clientele is now about 40% female
  • T-shirts, preferably cotton, in any color and all sizes
  • Socks, socks, socks! Help augment Temple Micah’s partnership with Bombas – the company donated 7,750 pairs on our behalf, enough for 4-6 months
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