EBWA has a long standing interest in the YWCA. In the early days of EBWA 35 years ago, a member who was very involved in serving at the YWCA, noticed that women arrived at the domestic violence shelter in emergency mode, without many belongings. While toiletries, used clothing and linens were often donated, underwear was not. Thus the December tradition was begun of bringing packages of new panties for gifts to the women at the shelter.
To participate in this holiday tradition, bring a package of underwear to the December 14th meeting. While the panties should remain unwrapped so they can be distributed according to size, gift bags, ribbons and decorations are welcome. There is a bigger demand for larger sizes (large and extra-large, up to 2X).