A blanket of blankets

Susann Law has been swamped by dozens of donated blankets, duvets and sleeping bags which were dropped in at Hibiscus Matters’ Orewa office.

Following the story in the July 5 edition, locals got right behind the Give a Kid a Blanket scheme, which gives warm bedding to families in need.

Susann says among the donations dropped at her Matakatia home were three new blankets, still with the $99 price tag on them.

She says Kindercare also made contact with Bernie Harfleet of Give a Kid a Blanket, offering to help. Kindercare partners with a supplier of woollen blankets.

Families and staff at its childcare centres can purchase blankets which are distributed to organisations such as City Mission and Women’s Refuge.

The Give a Kid a Blanket collection runs until July 23.

What is needed are blankets or quilts/duvets in good, clean condition, also sleeping bags and new pillows.

To donate, text Susann on 021 066 2800 or contact the Hibiscus Matters office if Orewa is more convenient for drop off.


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