Can you knit, crochet or sew, or have scraps of fabric or yarn to spare?
If, like many of us, you want to help the animals saved from the Aussie fires, one small way is to join the Animal Rescue Craft Guild New Zealand Division Kāpiti.
It’s a Facebook (FB) page set up to co-ordinate the making and sending of blankets for all types of animals in care. The page has all sorts of patterns to either sew, crochet or knit various items.
Choose one that suits you and produce what you can. Several members are heading to Australia and are happy to take items. Others are organising for goods to be sent to Australia. Keep an eye on the FB page for details.
I’m knitting joey pouches from leftover yarn and have some to spare if you’re keen – just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
People from around the world have got on board, so much so that one hub in Melbourne has been overwhelmed with goods and is requesting not to send items to them until they can sort out their own volunteer support and distribution.