Posted by Rob Mouncey
Some lovely knitted blankets donated by the Howick and Botany Knitting in Public Group
“Blankets 4 Kids 4 Winter” Blanket Donations Underway Already - Well Done Keep it Up!

Winter is on its way and the unfortunate truth is that many families in the community will not have enough blankets to keep their kids warm on winter nights.

To assist these families Howick Rotary has started the collection of blankets and quilts through its “Blankets 4 Kids 4 Winter” Appeal. Donations are already occurring and will run for the month of May. The project is being supported by the Howick Village Association which has added its organizational skills, resources and network to provide additional momentum. This follows the successful Rotary effort last year when more than 350 blankets were distributed to families in need through Stand Children Services and All Saints Anglican Church. In addition 40 Hand Woven blankets, along with many Teddy Bears, largely from the “Knitting In Public” groups of Howick and Botany, were donated to the Littlemore charity for the Middlemore Infant Birth Department.

Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church has been added to the supported charities this year to enable more families in need to be reached.

Collection Points are the Howick War Memorial Building (Market Place) and Howick Village Optometrist in Picton Street and Grasslands in Moore Street. If you are group or a school that needs help with a pick up please call.

For more information contact Bill Charkow 021 663022 or Rob Mouncey 021 413341.