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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Smalls For All


January seems to be the month where everyone starts to declutter this something which I have also done this is due to the fact that I have just come back from my boyfriends house with another ton of stuff and I hate to say it my house has not got any bigger so I have to be selective what I want. Instead of actually just throwing everything that I not longer want I have been trying to help charity because it cost hardly anything and we never know when we may need help from them. 





One thing which I noticed when I started sorting out my clothing is the amount of bra's I have this is something which amazed me.  When I sorted through them I realised that I had 13 which were in still great condition but they no longer fitted me due to the fact my boobs have grown so much since having Jess. I knew that you could not send them to the charity shop but I could not throw them into the bin because someone could have so much wear out of them. This sent me researching into a way I could help others. 

This is when I come across smalls for all they collect and distributes underwear to women and children in Africa.They help those living in orphanages, slums, camps and schools, as well as providing underwear to hospitals to help those suffering from medical conditions. Underwear is a luxury some people can’t afford. This may not seem much to use donating bras but young girls can be forced to miss days off school each month.  

Having a bra in a country such as Zambia and Malawi means that she is from a wealthy family this could potentially mean that a girl is not raped which I know is terrible due to the fact we would just through bras in the bin when they are not longer any use to us. 
All it costs you is the postage to the company because unfortunately this is not free but I managed to send 13 bras for £2.85 and I know this could help a small village. I have actually made my mum do this so we can help even more people 

If you want any more information please look at their website which is http://www.smallsforall.org/get-involved/donate/

Do you have any unwanted underwear which you could use to help?

Charlotte x

3 comments:

  1. What a thoughtful thing too do! I think i'll look into this myself! Thanks for sharing hun.

    Lxoxo
    www.lovelibby.co.uk

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  2. My mum loves giving bin liners of her old things to charity, and I guess that's where I picked it up from haha! Everything I no longer use or need goes straight in a box and out the door to the nearest charity shop, but again... much like you! I had no idea what to do with my old bra's, so I'll definitely be looking into this x

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  3. I'm always taking clothes and books to charity shops but certain items aren't accepted like bras! I'll definitely look into this!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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