Ap­peal for blan­kets for women’s refuge

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

A mas­sive blan­ket drive is be­ing co-or­di­nated by Marist Col­lege to cover women’s refuges and emer­gency hous­ing schemes.

Any do­na­tions of clean blan­kets and rugs will be ac­cepted, says project or­gan­iser Carolyn Phillips.

She says the Mt Al­bert school has a so­cial jus­tice group of 400 girls who are keen to help make a dif­fer­ence.

“The stu­dents felt that with win­ter well and truly here, they would con­cen­trate their ef­forts on help­ing women and chil­dren who no longer find it safe to live in their home and for fam­i­lies in emer­gency hous­ing fa­cil­i­ties,” she says.

Through fundrais­ing ini­tia­tives like mufti days, the col­lege has al­ready raised more than $1500 for the cause.

Blan­kets can be taken into the school of­fice, where they will be col­lected and dis­trib­uted by the Catholic Car­ing Foun­da­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the blan­ket drive, phone Ms Phillips on 846-8311.

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