Total underwear collected is 2,065,487
Thank you for sending us a pantastic 1,642 parcels in April.
Since our last Talking Pants, we’ve provided new pants and new and gently worn bras to 12 organisations:
- 2,060 pairs of pants to Diamonds in the Community who run and support a number of projects within North Lanarkshire.
- 180 pairs of pants to The School Bank, West Lothian.
- 100 sports bras to the Zambia and Malawi Community Partnership for schools they support in Malawi.
- 504 pairs of pants to The Tumaini Fund in Kagera for inclusion in their hygiene kits.
- 300 pairs of pants to the Liberty Project (Liberia) for inclusion in their hygiene kits.
- 380 pairs of pants and bras to Happy Baby Community, an organisation in London who support pregnant mothers.
- 174 pairs of pants to Days for Girls (Barry) to be included in their hygiene kits going to Africa.
- 664 pairs of pants and bras to the Pickwell Foundation based in North Devon who support displaced people.
- 222 pairs of pants and bras to St Peter’s Helpers who support locally housed refugees.
- 920 pairs of pants to Uniform Exchange, an organisation based in Huddersfield who support children in the Kirklees area.
- 289 pairs of pants and bras to West Berkshire Action for Refugees.
- 1,000 pairs of pants to Project Gambia for inclusion in their hygiene kits.
As you can see, it’s been another busy month in the Smalls warehouse! Thanks to everyone who contributed underwear and to the volunteers who dealt with the requests that came in.
One of the organisations that we provide underwear to is Freedom4Girls, a charity fighting period poverty in Leeds as well as Kenya and Uganda. The organisation’s Tina Leslie told us, “A request we received was from a primary school teacher in Leeds looking for pants and underpants for her pupils, as some were coming to school with none. Smalls for All supplied 40 pairs. Feedback from the headteacher: ‘Thank you for the pants for my pupils. We are so grateful. We were shocked to see some of our pupils with no pants. When we spoke to parents the main reason was due to the cost of living crisis. Some families can only wash once a week because of the cost of electricity and some struggle to purchase washing powder.’ Thank you Maria and team for supporting these very important issues.”
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