St. Marguerite Catholic School's Lenten project this year will be to collect underwear for the needy. We are calling it Undies for All . Each year, Catholic Social Services holds a rally and fun day for families in need (working poor, unemployed, homeless, immigrants). They call the event UPLIFT: Day of Mercy . Catholic school divisions sponsor or donate different things (coats, scarves, food, and so on). Families can attend the rally and get free haircuts for their kids, food donations, clothing, hygiene products and other daily living essentials. Clothing banks receive donations of used clothing, but not underwear. During Lent, Evergreen Catholic schools will once again collect donations of new packaged underwear for all ages; there is particular need for adult male underwear because adult males represent the largest group of homeless. This is certainly a good way to kick off Lent for all of us.