Today Surviving Millennial brings you the first ever Charity Feature!
I am a firm believer that charity should not be anonymous. That making charities and donating – including just how easy it is – should be more known. Which brings us to Charity Feature.
What we aim to do is talk about smaller or lesser-known charities, once a month, at the end of each month. Hoping to raise awareness that these charities exist, and to show what good they do and bring.
So today, we’ll be talking about a Scotland based charity. Smalls for All.
What do they do?
Smalls for All collect and distribute underwear to women and children in Africa.
•People living in orphanages
•People living in slums
•People living in IDP (internally displaced persons) camps and schools
•People in hospital suffering medical conditions – such as obstetric fistula.
“While people living in Western Society tend to have easy access to underwear and take it for granted, in many more remote or poorer parts of Africa, that’s far from the case. Underwear is a luxury that many people just can’t afford or it isn’t easily available.”
They take new pants, new bras, and gently worn bras. Which helps the women and children in many ways.
While their focus is mainly on providing underwear, Smalls for All has also established an education programme to “enable some of the poorest children in countries where we have a presence to access education.”
Not only do they provide specific clothing, but they’re also helping kids get their education.
How can we support them?
“All you have to do is buy a packet of ladies’ or children’s pants and send them to us. They must be new and while we collect all sizes, those we need the most are for children aged 3-15 or ladies size 8-16.
We also accept new or ‘gently worn’ bras which can be any size, including sports and nursing bras, but not teen, cropped-top style or bikini tops.”
Just want to show support? You can donate money through their site to help out!
“For as little as £3 you can help us fund a child’s education for a month by contributing to our education programme. For £36 you could help fund their education for a year.”
From lip balms to pens and notebooks to bags. You can spend some money and receive some items knowing you’re helping people out.
I personally have sent some clothing to them, and I do hope to grab a notebook or two to help support them some more.
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