Give a kid a blanket
June 18, 2020
Give a Kid a Blanket
Give a Kid a Blanket started in 2015 as a Community Activated Art Action conceived and lead by artists Donna Turtle Sarten & Bernie Harfleet. The project has gone from strength to strength and is now a non profit registered charity. With the help of the community of kindness that has gathered around the project we collect blankets and other items of warmth and care and gift them to kids and their families through service providers including police, public health nurses, social and community workers.
Since 2015 they have gifted over 60,000 blankets and over 40,000 other objects of warmth and care. They also support North Shore and Auckland Hospital's Intensive Care Units with family support packs.
This year there is a 'Give a Little' page to support the costs of running the project. https://givealittle.co.nz/org/give-a-kid-a-blanket
With what is predicted to be an even harder winter for many kids, with families in NZ facing the winter cold in cars, garages, sleep outs and damp cold housing, we hope we were able to help more families keep warm this winter.
Thank you to one of our lovely patients who is kindly collecting and delivering our staff donations, and hopefully some donations from our patients too. We will have a box in reception.