This Valentine's Day, Skip The Lingerie And Donate Underwear To A Women's Shelter

Everyone deserves nice, new undergarments that will make them feel good.

This set of 12 assorted undies comes with a mix of lacy full cuts, boyshorts, seamless low-rise bikinis, cheeky hipsters and cotton briefs in a variety of colors and patterns. They run from XS through XL. (Note that all 12 pairs will be the same size.)

$23.97+ AT AMAZON

2. A set of six cotton thong panties


Continuing the fun undies theme, Beddis said some organizations (like Savage Sisters) may want thongs to offer participants. "Just like just how men prefer boxers or briefs, it would be nice to have options for the ladies," she said.

This pack of cotton thongs comes in seven color sets from S to XL.


3. A 12-pack of stretchy hipster underwear


A full coverage bottom that doesn't scream "granny panty," this 12-pack is another great option. It comes in 10 different packs with cute mixes of colors and patterns from XS to XL.

$28.99 AT AMAZON

4. A set of 48 panties with a large size range


Of course, if you're looking to donate a bulk set of simple undies, we've got you covered. This listing comes with 48 pairs of panties in seven different colors. Sets are available in sizes S to 5XL.

$126.24 AT AMAZON

5. A set of six comfy and cute ribbed bralettes


"We have a couple of people who will buy the ... big bulk bras, and when they come, it’s a celebration among us. Like, ‘Oh my god! We get to put out new bras!’” Spriggs said. Give your local org a reason to celebrate by sending over some comfortable but good-looking new bras.

When donating bras, you'll want to opt for sports bras and bralette styles since the sizing is more universal and they're more comfortable to wear, Beddis said.

While Amazon has a ton of bulk plain cotton bras, you could consider getting something a little more unique.

Again, the name of the donation game is: "Would I be happy to wear this?" The bralettes in this six-pack are comfortable without being frumpy and come in eight cute color packs from sizes M to XXL.

$16.99 AT AMAZON

6. A four-pack of padded bralettes


This set of four fuss-free bras with adjustable and convertible straps is another solid option. They come in 17 color combinations from S through XXL and have lots of five-star reviews citing their comfort, especially for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

$34.99 AT AMAZON

7. Warm, high-quality socks


In addition to bras and panties, shelters and programs always need thick, high-quality, warm socks — particularly in the colder months, said Jamie Doyle, director of communications of Rosie’s Place, a community center and women’s shelter in Boston.

"For women who are living on the streets especially, podiatry issues and the physicality of [living on the street] is grueling," Doyle previously told HuffPost. "Being able to change into clean socks, especially in inclement weather, is a part of staying as healthy as they can be."

While Amazon has a ton of listings for super-cheap bulk sets of low-cut ankle socks, during the winter, folks need to cover their ankles and protect their toes. These Dickies crew socks come in sets of six and 12 in over 25 colors. They have supported arches, reinforced heels and toes, and moisture-wicking fibers to keep feet dry.

$12.59+ AT AMAZON