Give A Kid A Blanket 2018

$9,613 donated
Given by 123 generous donors in around 6 months

’Give a Kid a Blanket’ has, since 2015, gathered blankets and other winter warmers for children and families in need


‘Give a Kid a Blanket’ is a community activated art action lead by artists Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten, and run across the greater Auckland area.

Each Winter since 2015, ’Give a Kid a Blanket’ has gathered blankets and other winter warmers, which are given to children and families in need through social workers, public health nurses and other community workers.

For those who receive the donations, the idea is that they not only feel warmer but importantly, valued by the wider community.

While the projects results in growing numbers being helped to be warmer, it’s focus is on the simple act of kindness that so many can make and how collectively as a community we can make a difference.

Over the last three winters we have given out 14,500 blankets plus other warm items. This year we are doing it again, but as the collection has grown each year so have the costs of running it. This year in order to ‘Give a Kid a Blanket’, we are hoping people will ‘Give a Little’ too...

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Use of funds

Money raised would be used to cover costs such as the lease of premises, the lease of a van, fuel, laundry costs, bags & stationary items. After these costs are met we would buy new pillows, blankets etc. Any surplus would go towards next year's costs.

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Latest update

Not long now...  29 May 2018

Not long now till it’s blanket season!

Our collectors will be receiving donations from this coming Friday (1 June).

The Met service is predicting night temperatures of 4 degrees this week which is a good reminder why this project is so important.

Thank you for your continued support - we couldn't do it without you

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Jo Lorimer
Jo Lorimer on 04 Sep 2018
Heard about you on National Radio today. Sounds like great work that you do.
Nivana & Dale
Nivana & Dale on 14 Aug 2018
Murrays Bay Intermediate School
Murrays Bay Intermediate School on 30 Jul 2018
Nicola & Peter Jeffares
Nicola & Peter Jeffares on 26 Jul 2018
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 24 Jul 2018
Thanks for all you do, a great cause!

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This campaign started on 19 Apr 2018 and ended on 19 Oct 2018.