Total underwear collected 821,843
Congratulations to Rebecca Stevenson, winner of the September lottery.
As you know, we work with organisations who make ladies’/girls’ monthly protection kits by providing the pants for these kits. We’re low on the types of pants they need – can you help us reach our target of 3,000 pairs of pants by 18 October? We need black pants, sizes 8 to 10-12, in full brief, mini or high leg styles. We launched the appeal two weeks ago and are so happy we’ve received 569 pairs so far – please keep them coming! (Particularly the smaller sizes, which we have fewest of.)
One of the organisations we provide pants to is Days for Girls UK. We received an update from them recently telling us where 790 pairs of the pants you’ve donated have gone. Destinations include an orphanage, school and women’s rehab centre in Swaziland; girls in Tunguli in Morogoro province, Tanzania, and in Gonder in northern Ethiopia; Coco’s Foundation community project in South Africa; girls in Potters village, Kisoro, Uganda, and at Kira Farm Development, Kampala, Uganda. And kits are being distributed to various schools by the UK charity Sponsor a Gambian Child. It’s wonderful to know our pants are reaching so many people.
Our thanks to Sals Shoes; CJ will be taking 180 pairs of pants to Ilamula House, an orphanage in Johannesburg, South Africa. Also to Sally Rae who will be taking 602 bras and 200 pairs of pants with her on a trip to Malawi next month with children from George Watson’s school in Edinburgh. As well as other supplies, they will be distributing the underwear to women and children they will be visiting during their trip. And lastly to Lynne Porteous who will be taking 400 pairs of pants with her when she travels to Uganda later this month. Lynne will be spending time with Bridging a Gap Community Initiative, which is a registered community based organisation operating in Kajjansi town, Uganda.
For details of where all your donations go, please have a look at our underwear timeline: http://smallsforall.org/category/pants-timeline/
I hardly need say it, but we couldn’t do this without your wonderful generosity – thank you for helping us make a difference.