This list is not exhaustive, and will be updated regularly. Any urgent requests will be posted on the Facebook Page, or in the Blog section of the website – so please keep an eye out there.
Baby clothes – new born and prem sizes (must be made in wool and other natural fibres): cardigans, jumpers, singlets, beanies, booties/slippers – go to the NeoNatal units and Maternity units at hospitals, Little Sprouts, Birthright, Plunket, Pregnancy Help, Kiwi Family Trust, and more.
Baby clothes – 6 months and over (can be made in wool or acrylic): cardigans, jumpers, singlets, beanies, booties/slippers – go to Little Sprouts, Plunket, Womens Refuge, Kiwi Family Trust, Refugee Centres, and more.
Blankets/quilts – smaller sizes for baby cots (wool or cotton): – go to the NeoNatal units and Maternity units at hospitals, Little Sprouts, Birthright, Plunket, Pregnancy Help, Kiwi Family Trust, and more.
Blankets/quilts – single bed size (any yarn or fabric): go to Womens Refuge, Give a Kid a Blanket, Kiwi Family Trust, the Night Shelters, and more.
Blankets – larger size (usually acrylic): go to the Night Shelters for passing on to the people on the streets.
Squares 15x15cm – for making in to blankets (please identify if they are wool or acrylic) – keep them coming, we can’t get enough!!
Toys (any fabric or yarn): go to the Ambulance Stations, Plunket, Cancer Society, the Child Cancer foundation, Little Sprouts, and more.
Slippers – children’s sizes: go to low decile schools, and more.
Animal blankets and coats: go to SPCA, Zoos, Animal welfare organisations etc
Chemo caps (knitted, crocheted or sewn): go to the Cancer Society, and Hospitals.
Beanies and Scarves (children and adult sizes): go to Womens Refuge, low decile schools, Night Shelters, and more
Recycled blankets, towels, sheets: Check out what the team at Little Sprouts do – it’s amazing! And Animal centres/zoos will use these too.
Sewing – there is lots of volunteer sewing that can be done – contact your local Cancer Society, SPCA, Little Sprouts to get on their database.
As we continue, we find more need for more items – if you know of anything that’s in need by any section of society, please let us know, and we will help find people that can make it.
We have very few rules/guidelines here at Crafty Volunteers – one is that everything stays within New Zealand – there is more demand/need here than we could ever hope to supply.