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Curtain Bank urgently needs pre-loved curtains, and linings

News from Sustainability Trust
With winter settling in and orders rolling through the door, the Wellington Curtain Bank is at risk of not having enough material to make curtains for homes that need them.

The Wellington Curtain Bank is a not-for-profit social service that sews made to measure quality lined curtains for homes that need them.

Last year, it upcycled 2,462 sets of preloved curtains and gave them to 604 households across the Wellington Region.

It managed to do this thanks to curtain donations from generous businesses such as Lewis’s, West Plaza Hotel and Capital Gateway Motor Inn as well as members of the public.

With the new Healthy Homes Guarantee Act in place and a greater awareness of how to keep homes warm, the Curtain Bank expects to provide even more this season. But it needs your help.

If you have non-mouldy curtains you no longer need, please consider donating them to the Curtain Bank.

The Curtain Bank is also desperately in need of lining for the curtains. If you have white/cream or grey poplin/polyester/cotton or calico sheets in your linen cupboard please donate them to the Curtain Bank.

For more information on what we accept and where you can drop them off head to, sustaintrust.org.nz or free phone 0508 78 78 24 ext 705.

Wellington Curtain Bank is proudly supported by Genesis Energy and made possible with the support of Wellington Community Trust, and Lottery Grants Board.