Our Story

The inspiration to create The Undies Project came to Lucy Langley in 2014 while volunteering at Neighbor to Neighbor, a local non-profit organization serving people in need in Port Chester, NY, Stamford, CT and Greenwich, CT areas.

While she sorted clothes for distribution she realized that underwear was the most under-donated and most needed item of clothing. She couldn’t imagine what it would be like to go without this basic necessity, or having to make the choice between putting a meal on the table or buying new underwear.

Lucy discussed ways to overcome this need with her friend, Laura Delaflor. Laura quickly became very enthusiastic about helping and was instrumental in getting the project off the ground.

After many months, and many discussions, Lucy and Laura co-founded The Undies Project in 2015 with the help of Neighbor to Neighbor. 

In our first year we distributed all our donations through Neighbor to Neighbor to their clients.

The Undies Project Inc became a registered 501(c)(3) public charity in 2016.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide new underwear to men, women and children in need to improve their lives.  

Underwear is the most under-donated, and most needed item of clothing.  No one should be deprived of the simple, daily necessity of clean underwear that many of us take for granted.

Hygiene and physical comfort are only a part of this basic human need.  New, clean underwear also provides dignity and self esteem.

For many underwear is a necessity, not a luxury.

How to Help

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" – Aesop

What We Need

  • All ages and sizes needed of:
  • - NEW or gently used bras
  • - NEW womens panties
  • - NEW mens boxers and briefs
  • - NEW childrens underwear

How You Can Help

  • - Purchase product through our Amazon Wish List
  • - Make a monetary donation by check made payable to “The Undies Project Inc.”
  • - Use Amazon Smile instead of Amazon and select
    The Undies Project as your charity of choice
  • - Buy an extra pack of undies, or a bra,
    & donate it directly to us
  • - Hold a drive through your local church, synagogue,
    school, college, or community group
  • - Hold a “Panties Party” or a
    “BYOB” (Bring Your Own Bra) Party!
  • - Collect loose change from friends,
    family & colleagues - it soon adds up!
  • - Volunteer with us

How to Donate

  • Please choose 'Undies Project Inc' for your charitable organization.

    Drop off your product donation at:

    Inside the Armoire
    45 E. Putnam Ave, Greenwich CT

    Soleil Toile
    14 Post Road E., Westport, CT
    44 Elm St, New Canaan, CT

    United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston
    49 Weston Rd, Westport CT
    Between the hours of 9am-5pm or call for alternative times

    Or mail your donation to:

    The Undies Project
    10 Steep Hollow Lane
    Cos Cob, CT 06807


Key Sponsor:

Also Sponsored by:

Event Pages

Mardi Bra 2019

Cocktails & Comedy Fundraiser 2018

Undie Sundays 2018

Mardi Bra 2018

Cocktails and Comedy Fundraiser 2017

Undie Sunday 2017

Mardi Bra 2017

Cocktails & Comedy Fundraiser October 2016

Mardi Bra Feb 2016

Undie Sunday 2016

Undies Donations Received 2019

  • ASF Promotions
  • Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Greenwich
  • BootayBag
  • Brayola
  • Everybody Wears Undies
  • Glamorise Foundations Inc
  • Habitatgreenwich
  • Inside the Armoire - Greenwich
  • Kids Kloset, Westchester, NY
  • Kind donors from the United Kingdom and the following States:
    CA; CT; DC; FL; GA; IL; MA; MI; ND; NV; MN; NJ; NY; TX; UT; WA.
  • Lions Club of Danbury
  • Mardi Bra Participants
  • Rotary Club of Greenwich
  • Soleil Toile - Westport & New Canaan
  • Union Memorial Church, Stamford
  • United Methodist Church of Westport & Weston
  • York International, Harrison NY


Why we started The Undies Project

Providing new, unused underwear is a true, unmet need among our low-income neighbors.

Most of us take for granted buying new underwear, or laundering our underwear to have a clean pair to wear everyday. For many this is not a reality.

Imagine having to choose between feeding your family or providing them with new, clean underwear. It is unimaginable isn’t it?

Hygiene and physical comfort are only a part of this basic human necessity. New, clean underwear also provides dignity and self esteem.

Through our own research we found that the average cost of a bra in 2015 was $40. The average cost of a pair of boxers, or panties, was $10. That is a great deal of money each year if you are on a low income and have a family to cloth.

In the words of Anne Frank, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world”.

Please help us start to improve the world of our neighbors.

Lucy & Laura