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Total underwear collected is 1,553,300

We received 4,716 parcels in March, thanks to everyone who continues to support us. Unfortunately, 1,294 of the parcels were sent to our old address. Please do continue to be a ‘smarty pants champion’ and help us spread details of our new address to anyone you know of who might be considering sending us a donation of NEW pants, and new and gently worn (laundered) bras. Please make sure:

  • you have the correct address (Five Sisters Business Park, Westwood, West Calder, EH55 8PN)
  • you’ve enclosed your email address if you’d like an acknowledgement email.

This week, we look forward to welcoming back our sorting volunteers who live outside West Lothian. The small backlog we have will be tackled in no time!

Since our last Talking Pants, we’ve provided 841 pairs of new pants 2 organisations:

  • 341 pairs of children’s pants to Edinburgh School Uniform Bank (ESUB).
  • 500 pairs of pants to Days for Girls for their hygiene kits which are going to Gondar, Ethiopia.

In February, we told you we’d joined Recycle4Charity. From then until the end of March, you had raised £84.95 for Smalls simply by sending your old ink cartridges to them instead of to landfill! Thank you all so much. If you missed this, it’s never too late. At no cost to you, we’ll receive a cash donation when you recycle your ink cartridge through Recycle4Charity, which offers a free and easy-to-use ink recycling programme. (Though please note that packages with less than £2 item value won’t generate a donation.) It’s not only an easy way to raise funds, it helps protect the environment too. So far, we’ve kept 5.82kg from landfill!  To send your cartridges or start collecting for us, click here – http://www.recycle4charity.co.uk/Register/C102202     

We’ve also received the money you raised for us during Q4 of last year by shopping through Easyfundraising – £293.17! Thanks to everyone – your help has made a BIG difference during this difficult time. If you’re not supporting Smalls for All yet, please sign up now. It takes 2 minutes, and 4,500+ shops will donate to us FOR FREE every time you shop with them! Visit: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/smallsforall.  

We’re truly indebted to everyone who makes an underwear or financial contribution to support our work. It’s thanks only to your kindness and generosity that we’re able to carry on.

Thank you, Maria.