How you can help this winter

By Lucy Summers | Posted: Tuesday May 29, 2018

Winter has well and truly arrived! If you would like to help Otago families in need during this tough time of year, here are some ideas:

1) We are seeking warm children’s clothes, especially gloves, hats, coats and blankets to pass on to the families we support over the winter. We would welcome donations of these to our Dunedin, Balclutha or Oamaru offices. Click here for our office addresses or call 0800 FAM CARE (0800 326 2273).

2) We are having a Clothing Sale Fundraiser in September, so if you are having a clear-out over the winter, we would be very grateful for clean, good quality or label clothing at our Dunedin office (266 Hanover St, Dunedin 9016).

3) Could you open your heart and home to a child in need? We need caregivers to provide respite and emergency care for children, for example, for one weekend a month. Caregivers receive training, ongoing support and a board payment to help cover additional costs. For more information, click here or call 0800 FAM CARE (0800 326 2273).

4) As you may know, we are partially funded through government contracts but we need financial support to keep operating our free services. We are very grateful for any financial donations, either online or to 266 Hanover St, Dunedin 9016.