The VisionWest Curtain Bank was established in April 2011 in response to an identified need for people to have warmer and healthier homes. We were proudly supported by Genesis Energy in July 2012.
The aim of VisionWest Curtain Bank is to assist low income households who have no or insufficient curtains to prevent heat loss in their homes by providing them with free recycled curtains to make their homes warmer, resulting in healthier living spaces. Since April 2011, we have provided over 300 curtains to more than 70 families.
If households do not have curtains in their lounge and they are holders of Community Services Card, they can apply for free curtains. If someone in the household has housing related medical issues, we may be able to supply curtains for the bedrooms with a letter of support from their doctor.
According to Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA),
“Having your curtains open during the day in winter and closing them just before it gets dark will help keep your room warm. Good curtains, when drawn, can reduce heat loss through windows by 40-50% for double glazing and by 60% for single glazed windows.”
VisionWest Curtain Bank would like to help as many families as possible to create warmer and healthier homes. We appreciate and accept donations of:
- Curtain Fabric
- Curtain Lining
- Curtain Rails, Hooks and Loops
Our team of volunteers will then repair, recut and line the donated curtains, ready to be given out to families in need.
VisionWest Curtain Bank organises regular sewing bees to rejuvenate donated curtains. If you can sew or pin and would like to volunteer, please contact the Curtain Bank Coordinator on (09) 818 0708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations to the VisionWest Curtain Bank can be made at any time of year by:
- Ringing Visionwest Curtain Bank on (09) 818 0708 or email email@example.com
- Dropping curtains off at the VisionWest Curtain Bank (Building 11) at 97 Glendale Road, Glen Eden, Auckland
Monday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Wednesday 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Friday 12:00pm – 3:00pm
To receive free curtains, you need to have a current Community Services Card.
Please print and complete the form below and make an appointment with the Curtain Bank Coordinator on (09) 818 0788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
VisionWest Curtain Bank Brochure (click to download the PDF brochure)
Bring your completed form and Community Services Card with you to your appointment and pick up your fitted lined curtains if the right size curtains are available.