Akron Children’s is collecting new, packaged undergarments for patients at their Boardman and Akron campuses from Aug. 1 through 8.

Collection boxes for the garments will be located at the visitor desks in Boardman and in Akron.

New items that are needed include boxers, bras, briefs, panties, sports bras, training pants, and undershirts.

“When children and their families come to the hospital, they oftentimes don’t expect to spend the night - or even longer,” said Vicki Parisi, director of Volunteer Services. “A ready supply of undergarments has helped on many of these occasions, and it’s amazing how something new can brighten a child’s day.”

You can also donate online through the Amazon wish lists for the Boardman (www.akronchildrens.org/mvwish) campus.

In addition, Ohio back-to-school tax-free holiday is August 4-6. This holiday also applies to eligible items purchased on Amazon.