Wellington Kapiti Hutt Requests

Wellington & Kapiti / Hutt Valley – Requests for Help

Please check out these requests for help from Charities in this region. Thank you so much for your help.

Knitted/Crocheted items:

 

Charity name: Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA)
Item requested: Adult sized TV socks / slippers
Request date: 1 September 2018
Details of item: Mens size 8 to 12 feet

Womens size 7 to 11 feet

Volume required: 60 pair
Date required: Urgent – none in stock
Pattern suggestion: There are loads of free patterns on Ravelry, or choose something you enjoy making.
Deliver to: Your local Charity Yarn Stash Coordinator or KCA drop off points around Wellington

 

Charity name: Little Sprouts
Item requested: Baby booties (3-6 months)
Request date: 1 September 2018
Details of item: Must be 100% wool or natural fibre / gender neutral colours or blue (they have enough pink)
Volume required: 120 pair – to rebuild stocks
Date required: Ongoing requirement (they usually go through 80 pair per month of this size)
Pattern suggestion: There are loads of free patterns on Ravelry, or choose something you enjoy making.

The preference is to avoid ribbons.

Deliver to: Your local Charity Yarn Stash Coordinator or Little Sprouts drop off points around Wellington

 

Charity name: Little Sprouts
Item requested: Cardigans and jumpers (newborn to 3 months size & 3 to 6 months size)
Request date: 1 September 2018
Details of item: Must be 100% wool or natural fibre / gender neutral colours or blue (they have enough pink)
Volume required: 300 items – to rebuild stocks
Date required: Ongoing requirement (they usually go through 100 of each size per month)
Pattern suggestion: There are loads of free patterns on Ravelry, or choose something you enjoy making.

Remember to secure buttons firmly, and avoid ribbons, as they can be a choke risk for the very little ones.

Deliver to: Your local Charity Yarn Stash Coordinator or Little Sprouts drop off points around Wellington

 

Charity name: Little Sprouts
Item requested: Bassinet sized blankets (45 x 90 cm)
Request date: 1 September 2018
Details of item: Must be 100% wool or natural fibre / gender neutral colours or blue (they have enough pink)
Volume required: 40 – to rebuild stocks
Date required: Ongoing requirement (they usually go through 20 per month)
Pattern suggestion: Anything you enjoy making – 18 x 15cm squares will make a lovely blanket. Crocheters – please ensure you don’t have holes in the blanket, as little fingers can get caught and break.
Deliver to: Your local Charity Yarn Stash Coordinator or Little Sprouts drop off points around Wellington

Sewn items:

 

Charity name: Little Sprouts
Item requested: Baby Bibs
Request date: 16 September 2018
Details of item: Fabric: Nothing specific, something that will survive a lot of washing and something absorbent for the backing

Style: Dribble bibs, feeding bibs, long sleeved bibs

Volume required: 200 – to rebuild stocks
Date required: Ongoing requirement (they usually go through 160 per month)
Pattern suggestion: Bib sewing pattern
Deliver to: Your local Charity Yarn Stash Coordinator or Little Sprouts drop off points around Wellington

 

Charity name: Little Sprouts
Item requested: Burp cloths
Request date: 16 September 2018
Details of item: Fabric: Include at least one absorbent layer e.g fine toweling, microfibre or upcycled old-style cloth nappies (in excellent condition)

Style: Choose your favourite and what matches your stash

Finished measurements: As a guide, a minimum of 15cm x 40cm

Volume required: 350 – to rebuild stocks
Date required: Ongoing requirement (they usually go through 200 per month)
Pattern suggestion: Burp cloths pattern
Deliver to: Your local Charity Yarn Stash Coordinator or Little Sprouts drop off points around Wellington

 

Charity name: Little Sprouts
Item requested: Flannels – in packs of 10 (if possible)
Request date: 16 September 2018
Details of item: Fabric: Towelling, microfibre or muslin. Upcycled bath towels are fine to use as long as they are in excellent condition (no stains and lightly used only).

Style: A simple overlocked or bound/hemmed edge.

Finished measurements: Around 20 x 20 cm

Volume required: 500 – to rebuild stocks
Date required: Ongoing requirement (they usually go through 320 per month)
Pattern suggestion: These are as simple as two pieces of good condition flannelette sheets overlocked together. We do a pack of 10 for each family. 20 x 20 cm overlocked or hemmed edge
Deliver to: Your local Charity Yarn Stash Coordinator or Little Sprouts drop off points around Wellington

 

Charity name: Little Sprouts
Item requested: Breast pads
Request date: 16 September 2018
Details of item: Maternity breast pads, made of cotton flannel – refer to pattern instructions below
Volume required: 150 – to rebuild stocks
Date required: Ongoing requirement (they usually go through 90 pair per month)
Pattern suggestion: Breast Pads
Deliver to: Your local Charity Yarn Stash Coordinator or Little Sprouts drop off points around Wellington

 

Charity name: SPCA
Item requested: Cat Nip toys
Request date: 16 September 2018
Details of item: Cat Nip toys (unstuffed and partially sewn – to be finished by children at “Animal Crew events”)

Great way of using up scraps of fabric.

Volume required: Lots – the kids love making them.
Date required: For an event in early October – otherwise an ongoing requirement.
Pattern suggestion: Cat Nip toy pattern
Deliver to: Sarah Dawson, Animal Crew Coordinator, SPCA, 140 Alexandra Rd, Newtown

 

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