Give a Kid a Blanket 2017

Community Organisation

Give a Kid a Blanket 2017
Swanson
542 days ago

Need a Space 150m2 - 200m2. approx.

Donna Sarten from Give a Kid a Blanket 2017

Give a Kid a Blanket 2018
Give a Kid a Blanket is a Community Activated Art Action conceived and lead by artists Donna Turtle Sarten & Bernie Harfleet, who with help from the community collect blankets and deliver them and other warm items to kids through public health nurses, social workers … View more
Give a Kid a Blanket 2018
Give a Kid a Blanket is a Community Activated Art Action conceived and lead by artists Donna Turtle Sarten & Bernie Harfleet, who with help from the community collect blankets and deliver them and other warm items to kids through public health nurses, social workers and family support workers.
We need a space that is at least 150m2 - 200m2. approx.
For the last two years we have used industrial type warehouses.
We would be using this space to bring all donated goods back to to be sorted and orders made up and then either transported out by us or health workers would be coming there to pick up from us.
We would need sole and 24 hour access and it would need to be safe to work in and come out from at night. We tend to do 14 hour days over June/July. Ground floor would be ideal as there is the issue of unpacking and packing a ute or van and lots of heavy lifting. A big ask we know but better to say what we need.
We have been lucky to be loaned industrial buildings for the last two years. We may have to look at paying for a sort term lease this year. One problem is most funding organisations require you to be a charitable trust, we are not, but rather two artists that have managed to capture the idea of a simple act of kindness over an ever growing community the project has created.
All the best if anyone has some ideas please email us ay badwakk@xtra.co.nz
In 2017 we are started collecting from the 1st June till 23rd July.
This year(2017) We gave out 8416 blankets.
With what seemed to be an even harder winter for many kids, with families in NZ facing the winter cold in cars, garages, sleep out’s and damp cold housing, we hope we were able to help more families keep warm this winter.

542 days ago

We Need a Space to help Kids

Donna Sarten from Give a Kid a Blanket 2017

Give a Kid a Blanket 2018
Give a Kid a Blanket is a Community Activated Art Action conceived and lead by artists Donna Turtle Sarten & Bernie Harfleet, who with help from the community collect blankets and deliver them and other warm items to kids through public health nurses, social workers … View more
Give a Kid a Blanket 2018
Give a Kid a Blanket is a Community Activated Art Action conceived and lead by artists Donna Turtle Sarten & Bernie Harfleet, who with help from the community collect blankets and deliver them and other warm items to kids through public health nurses, social workers and family support workers.
We need a space that is at least 150m2 - 200m2. approx.
For the last two years we have used industrial type warehouses.
We would be using this space to bring all donated goods back to to be sorted and orders made up and then either transported out by us or health workers would be coming there to pick up from us.
We would need sole and 24 hour access and it would need to be safe to work in and come out from at night. We tend to do 14 hour days over June/July. Ground floor would be ideal as there is the issue of unpacking and packing a ute or van and lots of heavy lifting. A big ask we know but better to say what we need.
We have been lucky to be loaned industrial buildings for the last two years. We may have to look at paying for a sort term lease this year. One problem is most funding organisations require you to be a charitable trust, we are not, but rather two artists that have managed to capture the idea of a simple act of kindness over an ever growing community the project has created.
All the best if anyone has some ideas please email us ay badwakk@xtra.co.nz
In 2017 we are started collecting from the 1st June till 23rd July.
This year(2017) We gave out 8416 blankets.
With what seemed to be an even harder winter for many kids, with families in NZ facing the winter cold in cars, garages, sleep out’s and damp cold housing, we hope we were able to help more families keep warm this winter.

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