Keeping the community warm this winter

Many people in our community will be facing the upcoming winter months in uninsulated houses, garages and sleep-outs.

Elim Christian Centre will be collecting blankets to gift to the community as part of their Blanket Box initiative.

The vision for Blanket Box is to partner with locals to make a difference in Franklin through providing blankets, duvets or sleeping bags to those in need.

Pastor of Elim Christian Centre Franklin, Denise Booth said, “As a mother and a nurse it breaks my heart to know that many families and individuals in our community are struggling to keep warm during our coldest months every year. We believe Blanket Box is just one way to assist families to stay warm this winter as we make a practical contribution that will benefit, not just this winter but, years to come. We would love those that call Franklin home to partner with us with contributions of clean blankets, duvets and sleeping bags. People can also nominate those that would benefit from some extra warmth this winter. As a community we achieve more when we stand together,” she said.

Over the next six weeks, Blanket Box will be collecting and redistributing blankets to nominated families and individuals in need.
Nominations for receiving blankets will also open on 16th April. Nomination forms can be completed on facebook @elimchristiancentrefranklin or by calling/text to 027 3336473 by 23rd May.

Blanket collection will run from Friday 13 April to 23 April. Drop off points are:

Harrington Theatre, 2 Harrington Ave. 7am-7pm; Mon 16 April- Wed 23 April.

Pukekohe Hill School Hall, 12 Green Lane. Friday 4pm-8pm 13 and 20 April, Saturday 10am-5pm 15 and 21 April, Sunday 12-5pm 15 and 22 April.

Bledisloe Park, Queen Street, Pukekohe. Friday 4pm-8pm 13 and 20 April, Saturday 10am-5pm 15 and 21 April, Sunday 12-5pm 15 and 22 April.

Home pick up option by calling or texting 027 3336473.

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