10,000 Pairs of Knickers
This Christmas Birdsnest is aiming to donate 10,000 brand new pairs of knickers to Smalls for All, and to watch their 'pantometer' fly!
Smalls for All
Smalls for All is a charity that donates brands new knickers and brand new or lightly worn bras to women and children in African communities. It was set up to meet a real need for underwear and to donate to orphanages, IDP (internally displaced persons) camps and fistula hospitals.
Smalls for All has collected nearly 34,000 items of underwear and donated them through their links with established charities, orphanages and camps. You can read about them here: www.smallsforall.org
The difference that a pair of knickers can make to the life of an African woman or child can be huge. Smalls for All's founder Maria Macnamara has witnessed firsthand how underwear helps women in fistula hospitals - and how there is not enough underwear to go around.
Birdsnest has a particular interest in donating to fistula hospitals and clinics. These are organisations that care for women who, through difficult childbirth caused by limited access to medical care, suffer devastating injury that leaves them incontinent. Through supporting fistula hospitals and clinics, we can support these women and their children.
Fistula treatment helps to restore dignity to a woman's life. When a woman can re-engage with her community, she can also participate in the workforce and help to provide for her children. Birdsnest has committed to working with Smalls for All to support fistula hospitals and clinics.
10,000 pairs of knickers
Birdsnest is aiming to add an extra 10,000 pairs of brand new knickers to Smalls for All's pantometer by Christmas. We're excited to work with Maria and Smalls for All to meet the real, immediate need for brand new underwear, and to support Smalls for All as they work to develop a sustainable model to promote local industry that empowers local people.
If you feel inspired to help, you can do so in the following ways:
- Purchase a Birdsnest Surprise gift for yourself. For each Birdsnest Surprise gift sold, Birdsnest will three pairs of brand new knickers to our nest 'pants pile'. We've created special Birdsnest Surprise gifts tailored to your Birdsnest Personality. For $29.95, you'll receive a beautifully wrapped gift that you adore and help us become three pairs of knickers closer to our goal! Click here to order your surprise.
- We all have some bras that we don’t wear or even knickers that are still in a packet. Enclose new knickers or new or lightly worn bras within any Returns parcel or just because you feel inspired to and we'll add them to our pile. The address is Birdsnest, Smalls for All, 232 Sharp St, Cooma, NSW 2630.
As the pile starts to grow, we will keep you updated on how we are progressing towards our target.
If you would like to talk to us about this initiative, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love, the birdsnest girls xx