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Underwear Because We Care

A campaign has started to collect a special type of clothing. Through November first, Underwear Because We Care is gathering donations that will be given to a variety of organizations that provide services in the Quad-Cities for the needy and homeless. 

Grant Curtis, chair of this year's campaign, says his group got the idea from a church in Dubuque that was collecting underwear. 

"People can't have a real high self-esteem if they don't have underwear or they don't have clean underwear. And that's really what it's about,  it's not about entirely re-building the esteem. It's about giving them a building block to help them on that road."

His group holds formal collections twice a year. Last year, it collected 64-hundred items that were given to 31 partner organizations. 

More information is available on the Underwear Because We Care Facebook page. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.