Odessa HS students collect 1,000 pairs of clean underwear for Teen & Kid Closet

ODESSA, Wash. —Students at Odessa High School are putting their fundraising and campaigning skills to the test to help make a difference in the community. 

Odessa High School’s FBLA chapter recently partnered with Embrace Washington for multiple community fundraising projects. 

As part of a leadership training program, Lead4Change, the high school freshmen collected over 1,000 pairs of underwear for non-profit organization Teen & Kid Closet.  

In order to collect that much underwear, the students created a “Show You Care, Give a Pair” campaign, which they promoted on social media and hosted a Santa breakfast to raise money for. 

The students presented the donation to Teen & Kid Closet on Thursday.    

Teen & Kid Closet, which 4 News Now’s Robyn Nance co-founded, recently received a congressional award for their work clothing children in need. 

READ: Teen & Kid Closet, 4 News Now anchor Robyn Nance honored with congressional award

The organization has clothed children in foster care and kinship care for 12 years, supporting thousands of families in the process. 

Along with their substantial donation, the students at Odessa are also establishing a long-term fundraiser, which they’re calling “Throw Your Share for Foster Care.” 

According to the school, the initial plan is to pass around an inflatable bucket at school sporting events to help raise money for Embrace Washington. 

The goal is to get all Eastern Washington FBLA chapters involved in the campaign by passing out fundraising kits to schools interested in participating.