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A Pair & A Spare:  Brown County’s Undercover Challenge

The 8th annual Undercover Challenge will be done a little differently in 2016...

As last year’s chairs of the A Pair & A Spare committee are not able to chair the committee this year it was looking bleak for any collection to be done this year.  Just as the Brown County Homeless & Housing Coalition was about to resign itself to the need to cancel the drive for the upcoming year, we were blessed with an opportunity to receive new socks and underwear for those we serve, that requires very little work on the part of our members!!!

Each year, in early January, the Forest Lakes District (FLD) Youth Conference is held in Green Bay.  This year’s event is taking place January 8th – 10th.  The Conference is “a 3-day retreat full of worship, teaching, service projects, and seminars that attracts more than 3,200 students from around Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and beyond.”  As part of the Conference activities, students participate in a service project.  This year, the group chose to collect new socks and underwear in their home church communities that they’ll be bringing to distribute to agencies serving those in need in our community!  The attendees will bring the items they collected to the Conference, and spend Saturday counting, sorting and preparing for agencies to pick-up! 

If you would like to donate, you can do so at Spring Lake Church (2240 Klondike Rd, Green Bay, WI 54311) on Monday & Tuesdays 9am-4pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays 10am-4pm, and Fridays 10am-2pm. The Church Office will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  Please enter the Church using the circle drive and leave your donation with the receptionist.

All donations must be dropped off by Thursday, January 7th.

Also keep in mind that donations would be gratefully accepted by individual agencies/shelters at any time throughout the year.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jenna Robbins (920)617-5473 or

2015 Final Numbers 
for the 7th Annual A Pair and A Spare Collection

With your help we were able to collect 7,976 new pairs of undergarments, at an estimated cost of $13,978,
as well
$119 from our change jars!
Thank you for all those that participated in the 2015 collection!

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