South Canterbury’s curtain bank will have windows well covered come winter.
The curtain bank, launched by former Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew in July last year, has welcomed about 80 sets so far.
Timaru’s social sector agencies will rehome the curtains as and when the need arises – to tenants, not landlords.
“The first of the requests for them have come through just in the last little while, so we are expecting from now there will be some more requests,” Mrs Goodhew said.
“There will be a need and if people do read this and think ‘Gosh, that will be great for us’ – they just need to be working with one of the various agencies [to benefit].”
Mrs Goodhew was grateful to those who had already given to the cause, with many of the curtains donated being in good condition.
“They will certainly do the job for people,” she said.
“Some of them are perfect, but we are not vouching that they all don’t have a single mark on them, but they are in pretty good condition.”
Curtains of all shapes and sizes were still needed and could be dropped off at Temuka’s Complete Curtains and Interiors, Fashion Focus at Highfield Mall and Timaru’s Rangitata electorate office.
Lorraine Watkins, who used to have a curtain business, is using her industry knowledge to assist the project.