Cur­tain bank needs helpers

Central Leader - - NEWS - By TAO LIN

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.

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