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Total underwear collected is 2,221,419

Thank you for sending us a pantastic 1,696 parcels in April.

Another busy month, with 10 organisations benefiting from your donations of new pants and new & gently worn bras since our last Talking Pants:

  • 14,000 pairs of pants picked up by National Police Aid Charity for projects in Zambia, Zanzibar, Tanzania and Gambia.
  • 775 pairs of pants and bras to ShowerBox, an organisation providing free and secure shower space for the homeless in London.
  • 1,920 pairs of pants to Diamonds in the Community, a family clothing bank for the Monklands and greater North Lanarkshire area.
  • 350 pairs of pants to the NNLS Destitute Asylum Seekers Drop In, an organisation based in London.
  • 214 pairs of pants and bras to Quaker Social Action, an organisation based in London. The underwear will be given as part of one of their projects, Turn a Corner.
  • 40 pairs of pants to Days for Girls (Dorchester) for inclusion in hygiene kits going to Tanzania.
  • 2,570 pairs of pants and bras to the Airdrie community school uniform bank.
  • 795 pairs of pants and bras to Care4Calais, Slough/Heathrow.
  • 375 pairs of pants to The Manna Society, a day centre for homeless people based in London.
  • 2,000 pairs of pants to The Tumaini Fund Scotland to be included in hygiene kits for women and girls in Kagera, NW Tanzania.

Thanks to you we were able to provide underwear to Baby Necessities recently. The organisation’s Hayleigh Jarvis told us, “We are a baby bank that provides new and pre-loved essential items to children facing hardship. The underwear Smalls for All’s supporters have kindly donated will form part of our clothing bundles that we give for free to children.”

We were able to provide underwear to Sheffield Working Women’s Opportunities Project (SWWOP) too. Beth Webster told us, “We would like to say a big thank you to Smalls for All for donating so many pairs of underwear to our charity. Often clients come to us asking for underwear as they either don’t have access to clean pants or aren’t wearing any at the time. At SWWOP, we support women involved in sex work – primarily street prostitution – who are often victims of sexual exploitation. We have seen a drastic increase in the number of women accessing our support since 2019; it has almost tripled.”

Happy Baby Community also benefited from your donations recently. Rohan Ochera told us, “We support women seeking asylum in this country, who are pregnant or have young children. Many of them have been trafficked. One of the things we do for pregnant women, who usually have next to nothing, is send them a ‘hospital bag’ which includes some essential items that most of us take for granted.”

These are just a few examples of the feedback we’ve received from recent donations we’ve made. While we post all the wonderful feedback we get on our social media, we appreciate that not everyone will see it there. However, if you look at our website www.smallsforall.com you will see it there!

Huge thanks to companies Evolve and Anode who – like the University of Strathclyde Netball Team – have chosen Smalls for All to be their charity of the year. Good luck to the team members of Evolve & Anode and the Netball Team with all their fundraising challenge events throughout the year! Your support is enormously appreciated. And a special thanks to Magi and Gregor for thinking of Smalls when celebrating their marriage – instead of presents, they asked their guests to bring packs of pants!  

As always, thank you all for supporting Smalls,