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Kids need more blankets for winter

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Rotarians sorting incoming blankets for the Blankets 4 Kids 4 Winter project in the Howick War Memorial Hall – Information Service Centre. From left to right Carole Ansley, Pat Abercrombie and Glenice Yeoman.

The annual Blankets 4 Kids 4 Winter project has not had the same level of community engagement so far this year and Howick Rotary is really hoping that the volume of blanket donations increases significantly.

Collections end at the end of May.

“Perhaps the awful weather has made it awkward for people to carry blankets to the collection points or maybe some families gave their spare blankets last year,” said Bill Charkow, Rotary Convenor of the project.

“If people who don’t have spare blankets but still would like to help needy families keep their kids warm this winter, there are some super special sales that some retailers have on at the moment.

“For example, the Warehouse has blankets for $20 that were on special for Mother’s Day down to $14. Last year a lot of the donated blankets were new, some even still in their packaging.”

“Collections continue until the end of May so if you would like to help those needy families keep their kids warm over winter drop your blankets off at any of the collection points.”


Howick Village Optometrist and the Howick War Memorial Information Centre in Picton Street or Grasslands in Moore Street.

For further information go to or call Bill Charkow Mob 021 663 022 or Rob Mouncey 021 413 341.


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