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NZ Post supporting warmer Kiwi homes this Winter

11 June 2018

NZ Post and New Zealand Red Cross are calling on Kiwis to donate their pre-loved curtains to help keep people in vulnerable situations warm this winter.

To help build resilience in communities, NZ Post and New Zealand Red Cross have joined forces to launch the Red Cross Curtain Call. This is a national campaign supporting Red Cross Curtain Banks in Whakatane, Tauranga, Gisborne, Palmerston North and Invercargill.

NZ Post Chief Marketing Officer Bryan Dobson says the generosity of New Zealanders can make a real difference.

"Winter can be very cold in New Zealand. At this time of year Kiwis around the country are preparing for the winter ahead, and donating your pre-loved curtains can really help provide warmth for those who need it.

"NZ Post is supporting the campaign by collecting the curtains for free. We're pleased we are able to use our vast transport network for this important cause."

New Zealand Red Cross General Manager Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Shane Chisholm, says the Curtain Banks have helped thousands of people stay warm during the chilly winter months.

"Our members volunteer their time to bring these pre-loved curtains back to life, providing free, lined curtains to low-income individuals and families who don't have the resources to purchase them. The curtains are tailor-made to fit the windows of the recipients' homes to help insulate them, providing a warmer, healthier place to live.”

The Red Cross Curtain Call begins today (Monday June 11) and continues for six weeks. More information can be found at www.nzpost.co.nz/curtaincall

Call 0800 COURIER to have your curtains collected for FREE and help us keep vulnerable Kiwis warm this winter.

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