Smalls for All

Registered Charity Number SC041689

Total raised
£12873.31 + £2358.52 Gift Aid = £15231.83
+ £90.00 Gift Aid
+ £2268.52 Gift Aid

About Smalls for All

Smalls for All® is a charity which collects and distributes underwear to help women and children in Africa and the UK. For some people, pants and bras are an unaffordable luxury. But they can make a life-changing difference. For example, having pants can help teenage girls complete their education without having to miss school each month during their period.

The underwear we collect has gone to many African countries including Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zanzibar. We partner with other specialist charities to help us reach those in need. This includes people living in orphanages, slums, IDP camps and schools, as well as those in hospitals suffering from medical conditions like obstetric fistula. We also help charities that focus on alleviating poverty in the UK by providing them with underwear.

For her work with Smalls, our founder Maria Macnamara has received a 'point of light' award, been honoured with an MBE and awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University.

Smalls for All is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Charity No: SC041689

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Current appeals

Premises Appeal

<p>Since starting in our founder’s garage back in 2010, Smalls for All® has grown exponentially. </p><p>We’ve now collected and distributed OVER 1 MILLION items of underwear to women and children in Africa who wouldn’t otherwise have any, giving them back the basic human dignity that everyone deserves.</p><p>As a result of this growth, we’ve recently reached a stage where we need a permanent base to secure the charity’s long-term future. </p><p>On 11 June, just as we were preparing to move, our warehouse was broken into. Pipes were stolen resulting in flooding throughout, a generator was taken and some of our stocks of underwear were spoiled. Thanks to the kindness of strangers (with their vans!), the hard work of our pantastic volunteers, and the amenability of our new landlords, we had moved to the safety of new premises within 10 hours of discovering this devastating blow! A little earlier than planned.</p><p>Our move, however, brings with it the need to raise funds. And so we’re launching a special appeal to help raise the £19,000 we need to cover rent, rates and other associated premises costs for a year, and pay for the loss of the generator.</p><p>Your contribution will help ensure we can continue to function and grow in the future, so that we can go on helping more people in need – in both Africa and the UK. Every penny matters.</p><p>To find out more about Smalls and the work we do, please see our website:</p><p>If you’d like to help, please give to this Wonderful page and Smalls will receive 100% of your donation.</p>

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