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Drop Your Drawers at the Library

From staff reports

Make your next visit to the Jessamine County Library a brief one and for a good cause as part of the JCPL’s Drop Your Drawers campaign.

Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, from today through Dec. 31 at 600 S. Main St. Donations will help replenish Jessamine County schools’ supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school’s Family Resource Centers.

The need is great. On average Jessamine County Schools are handing out 50 pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to respond quickly to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom while waiting for fresh underwear.

The Library’s goal is to receive 1,000 pairs. Underwear will be distributed evenly to all elementary schools in Jessamine County. These schools include: Wilmore Elementary, Nicholasville Elementary, Warner Elementary, Brookside Elementary, Red Oak Elementary, Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary and The Jessamine Early Learning Village.

For each new, unopened pack of underwear you donate at the Customer Service Desk your name will be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card. Underwear may be dropped off at the Customer Service Desk at JCPL. To find out more information about the campaign, visit our Upcoming events calendar online at www.jesspublib.org.