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Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation Book Stall at 6 Stafford St is having a half price closing down sale between now and Sunday July 21st. With quality books and magazines, the stall is open Mon-Fri 12-5pm, and 10am-1:30pm on weekends.
The Fred Hollows Foundation continues to be committed to ending avoidable blindness in developing countries and works in more than 29 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. If you’d like to commit to a monthly donation, it only costs $25 per sight-restoring operation, phone 0800 227 229 or visit hollows.org.nz.
Plastic Free July
The month of July is Plastic Free July! Join 120 million participants worldwide in taking the challenge and choose to refuse single-use plastics. Want some tips to find out how you can reduce plastic waste? Curious to know what people have done for Plastic Free July? Read inspirational stories from participants reducing single-use plastic waste at home, work, or in their community, or donate to support people and organisations around the world in taking the Plastic Free July challenge at plasticfreejuly.org.
RED CROSS EXCHANGE - Tiffany Singh: Make A House A Home Project
As one of seven refugee settlement locations in New Zealand, Dunedin provides multiple levels of support to those establishing new lives here, from day-to-day support and community orientation, to the establishment of housing. Artist Tiffany Singh has connected their 'Make A House A Home' project with the Red Cross’ aim to ‘turn houses into homes for families’, through community donations and support.
On three remaining set days, members of the public will be able to donate items at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in exchange for one of Singh’s 108 handmade prints. At the end of the exhibition all the items will be donated to the Red Cross and divided amongst the families, acting as a small token of welcome and support.
Exchanges will take place between 10am – 12pm on the following days:
Saturday 27 July
Thursday 22 August
Saturday 28 September
Please note: There are a fixed number of prints able to be exchanged on each exchange day. The exchanges will operate on a first come, first served basis. The DPAG will not accept food, children’s toys, clothes or cash/voucher donations. For a list of desired donatable items, see www.dunedin.art.museum.
Dunedin Curtain Bank
Are you struggling to stay warm? Curtains make a significant difference to the warmth of a home; a third of all heat loss in an un-insulated home occurs through windows. Even double-glazed windows let out more heat than un-insulated walls. The Dunedin Curtain Bank is a community organization that up-cycles unwanted and unused curtains, lines them, and distributes them to those in need for just $5 per pair. Located at 174 Princes Street, they also accept donations of usable curtains for distribution.
Bags for Good
Bags For Good is a community-led project of the Just Atelier Trust, which works to reduce landfill by repurposing pre-loved textiles into good quality reusable bags, celebrating good design and craftsmanship to ensure maximum re-use. Bags For Good brings together people who care about reducing waste, minimising single-use plastic, sharing skills, simple acts of kindness, and supporting local community, and holds regular working bees on Thursday mornings throughout the year. These working bees run from 10am-1pm at 88 Vogel Street. Everyone is welcome and there is something for everyone, whatever your previous experience. This is also a great opportunity for home sewists to pop in and top up their supplies, ask any questions, or drop off any fabric, thread, etc you may have surplus in your stash. Help save the world from the clutches of the plastic bag!
Looking to buy things you need while helping a good cause? ReStore on the corner of Gordon and Vogel Streets is there if you’re looking for something a little different, retro or cheaper including clothes, kitchenware, furniture, books and more. Make your income go further by shopping with ReStore which helps raise money for the Malcam Charitable Trust and for Habitat For Humanity.