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Partnership with Dignity U Wear Provides Clothes for Affiliates

We are excited to announce a new partnership with another national nonprofit, Dignity U Wear.

Dignity U Wear was the vision of an amazing man and Holocaust survivor, Henri Landwirth. Understanding that clothing is an essential need, and that poverty should not consign children and adults to used, ill-fitting or irregular clothes, the organization was founded with a mission of connecting major apparel manufacturers with those in need. Dignity U Wear has provided clothing necessities—new, high-quality wear—to nearly one million people. Clothes run the gamut from the basics of socks and underwear to school uniforms to men’s and women’s business clothes. Currently, more than 300 nonprofits work with Dignity U Wear.

Dignity U Wear procures new clothing from a multitude of apparel industry partners who ship directly to their warehouse in Jacksonville, Florida. Volunteers sort the clothing by size, gender and style and it is then redistributed to non-profit agencies who directly serve individuals in need throughout the United States.

By creating this partnership, all Family Promise Affiliates are pre-approved to receive clothes from Dignity U Wear. The clothes are free—the only charge is shipping. Affiliates simply select the kind of items they need and Dignity U Wear ships them, or the closest approximation, directly to the Affiliate.

Henri Landwirth.
“I started Dignity U Wear because I was in the concentration camps for five years with no clothes,” says Landwirth. “After I left the camps, I was 18 years old and I was homeless. And I promised myself that one day, God willing, I would be able to help other people not to suffer as much as I did.”

To date, Dignity U Wear has distributed over 6.6 million pieces of clothing valued at over $120 million to families in all 50 states.