Give your grown-out-of and surplus beanies a new lease on life by dropping them off at ITM Main Rd, Tawa. Tawa Rotarians have moved from collecting PJs to collecting beanies for Foster Hope Wellington, the charity that provides a backpack of essentials for children going into foster care.
These youngsters are often removed from their families at night with little warning and sometimes taken directly from school, so they arrive at their new foster home with very few, if any, personal possessions.
June Matthews, coordinator for Foster Hope Wellington, says that the Tawa community was very supportive in the pyjama drive and she is hoping for a similar response with clean used or new beanies to help the youngsters cope with the current cold winter weather.
So, dig around for any spare beanies that would fit young children through to teens (or purchase or knit up some new ones) and drop them off at Tawa Rotary’s collection point at ITM on Main Rd.
One more child with a beanie is one more child that feels just that little bit warmer. And that little bit more loved.
Pictured: June Matthews of Foster Hope (centre) and Tawa Rotarians Elizabeth Sutton (left) and Gaylene Lines inspect the latest beanies donated by Tawa residents.