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Total underwear collected is 1,136,778

It’s been another busy month! We finished opening the donations we received in June and are now ploughing our way through the 5,412 donations received in July, having opened 2,669 so far. August was a big month with 6,767 parcels/boxes, and so far we’ve received 4,323 in September. And we managed to get 45,750 new pants and new and gently worn bras ready for their journey to Africa. 750 pairs of pants were given to Days for Girls for their hygiene kits and 45,000 pants and bras were picked up by NPAC on the 19th. Some of the pants given to NPAC will be making their way to Zambia at the end of the month to support the expansion of their sanitary pad programme.

A little reminder that the address for donations has changed. The address to send all underwear donations is Five Sisters Business Park, Westwood, West Calder EH55 8PN. Don’t worry if you’ve sent to 108 Buchanan Crescent as it will still get to us, but going forward please use the Five Sisters Business Park address.

You’ll see we talk about Easyfundraising a little. Well, a lot! Sometimes when something sounds too good to be true we worry there’s a catch, but it’s so easy to use even I can do it. This month we received a cheque for £228.45 from Easyfundraising. People who have signed up have raised this money for FREE by using Easyfundraising when they do their usual online shopping. Now that we’re in new premises and have rent and electricity to pay for, these cheques are very welcome! Big thanks to the 481 people signed up to support Smalls, we really appreciate you choosing Smalls as your charity. If you’ve not already signed up, you can do so here.