Curtain bank needs helpers
Winter is coming and the South Auckland Curtain Bank is looking for help to get people ready for the cold.
The curtain bank opened at the beginning of April and has already supplied 26 families in need with more than 200 curtains.
But stocks are getting low and more volunteers are needed.
Co-ordinator Lindy Houston says they’ve received donations from the Auckland Drape Company, Curtain Whizz and rest homes but demand is far exceeding supply.
The bank is also in need of more volunteers to help install the curtains in homes.
They’re also needed to help with remodelling curtains and making things like draughtstoppers and tablecloths.
The initiative is operated by Greenstar Energy Solutions and owner Rob LeaupepeHansell says he started it after attending a conference in Wellington.
He visited curtain banks there and decided to bring the idea back to South Auckland.
The South Auckland Curtain Bank is at Unit 2, 35 Saleyards Rd, Otahuhu, and is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm. To use the curtain bank families must hold a Community Services Card or be referred by an agency.