Our underwear goes a long way
Smalls for All® is a charity that collects new pants and new or gently worn (laundered) bras for people in Africa and the UK who can’t afford or can’t get any. Because dignity matters.
Giving pants and bras may seem like a small thing, but it can make a life-changing difference. For example, each month many teenage girls miss school and women miss work because having no pants means they’re forced to stay at home during their period.
Boys and men need pants too of course, with requests coming from, for example, homeless charities and school banks.
In Africa, we help those living in orphanages, slums, IDP (internally displaced persons) camps and schools, as well as those in hospitals suffering from medical conditions like obstetric fistula. In the UK, we help charities and organisations supporting the homeless and people living in poverty or straitened circumstances.
Every pair of brand new pants and every new or gently worn bra you send helps us make a difference to someone’s life. As does every penny you’re able to give or raise for us to help carry out our work.
We work with other charities and organisations who help us to get the underwear you donate to the people who need our support. Find out more…
Underwear timeline 📆
Our underwear timeline shows where and to whom all the underwear you’ve donated has gone. Find out more…
If, after browsing our website, you have any questions, we hope you’ll find the answers in our FAQs! Find out more…
We couldn’t do what we do without your pantastic support, and the support of our supply, distribution and strategic friends. Find out more…
Our gallery shows a selection of photos taken during Smalls’ earlier years during visits to Africa delivering the underwear you donated. Go to gallery…
Maria Macnamara, Founder and CEO says
“We collects new pants and new and gently worn bras. These are distributed to adults and children in greatest need. Our supporter base has grown substantially over the past few years – we now have over 100,000 followers – and together we’re helping more and more people through our underwear donations. We’re also keen to hear from anybody who can help support our work financially, enabling us to help even more people in the future.”