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Total underwear collected is 2,046,141

Thank you for sending us a pantastic 1,418 parcels in December.

Will get the bad news out the way first! We received notification from Amazon that they plan to wind down AmazonSmile by 20 February 2023. Until this date, anything you buy through AmazonSmile will continue to accrue funds for Smalls as normal.

This news is a huge blow to Smalls and no doubt many other small charities. Many thanks to everyone who signed up to AmazonSmile and chose Smalls – you raised over £1,300!

Since our last Talking Pants, we’ve provided new pants and new and gently worn bras to 4 organisations:

  • 1,420 pairs of pants and bras to Advance Charity, based in Hammersmith, who support women who experience domestic abuse or are at risk of offending or reoffending.
  • 36 pairs of pants and bras to the Bridge Community Project based in Livingston.
  • 607 pairs of pants to Care4Calais to support asylum seekers in Bristol and London.
  • 100 pairs of pants to North Herts Days for Girls which will be included in their hygiene kits going to Ethiopia.

Thanks to you, we were able to provide pants and bras to Two Brews recently – a charity feeding and clothing the homeless of Manchester.

The organisation’s Mark Clarke told us, “People underestimate the power of how underwear can make you feel, especially if you’re homeless. The comfort it brings through having a clean pair daily, is a gift you can’t put a price on. Thank you to everyone who donates to Smalls for All, because without all of you, most people would be sitting in discomfort, which then leads to embarrassment, no self-respect, low esteem. It’s the SMALL things in life that give the biggest joy.”

The need for underwear is still very real so please, if you can, support us by making a donation.

As a reminder:

  • The correct address is Five Sisters Business Park, Westwood, West Calder, EH55 8PN.
  • We collect NEW pants and new and gently worn (laundered) bras.
  • If you’d like an acknowledgement email, please enclose your email address.

We really appreciate every underwear or financial contribution you make to Smalls to help us carry on our work. Thank you!