Drive nets 1,205 pairs of underwear
The recent underwear drive, Show You Care with Underwear, brought in 245 packages of underwear.
The number of pairs collected was 1,205.
The following served as collection sites for the project: Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield Community School District Administrative/Curriculum/Technology Center, Fairfield High School, First Baptist Church, both branches of First National Bank, First Presbyterian Church, Great Prairie Area Education office in Fairfield, both branches of Iowa State Bank, Jefferson County Health Center, Libertyville Savings Bank in Fairfield, both branches of MidwestOne Bank, Natural Selections, St. Mary Catholic Church and Cambridge Financial.
The church collecting the most underwear was St. Mary Catholic Church. Parishioners donated 56 packages of underwear or 291 pairs.
The business collecting the most was the Jefferson County Health Center. Employees donated 73 packages of underwear or 351 pairs.
The underwear will be distributed in November at Caring Through Clothing, an annual clothing drive and distribution held the day after Thanksgiving.