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Help collect new pants to enable girls in Africa to go to school every day of the month.

Smalls for All® is a Scottish charity which collects and distributes underwear to help women and children in Africa. We help those living in orphanages, slums, IDP camps and schools, as well as providing underwear to hospitals for those suffering from medical conditions like 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 isn’t easily available and, if it is, many people just can’t afford.

Giving pants and bras may seem like a small thing, but it 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.

While we collect all colours and sizes of brand new pants, as well as new and gently worn bras, the greatest demand is always for black pants for ladies (full, midi, mini or high leg) in sizes 8, 8-10, 10 and 10-12. At the moment we’re particularly short of sizes 8, 8-10 and 10. Can you help?

One pantastic way people are helping is by organising a local collection where they work, among their clubs or groups, or at their school. If you’d like to think big and collect smalls, we’ve produced a poster that explains what Smalls is all about. Please feel free to use it for your collection.

We know your support of Smalls will be a huge success, so before you start, make sure you’ve thought about where you’ll store your collection if you need to, and how you’ll get it to us too in Scotland. Our supporters often find online couriers a good way to send things to us. Some have had fun doing a bit of fundraising to cover costs through activities like coffee mornings, bake sales or frock swaps, where people often bring underwear donations along as well.

Smalls should be sent to:

Smalls for All®
108 Buchanan Crescent
Livingston EH54 7EF
United Kingdom

Please see to find out more, and email us at with any questions.