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Curtain Bank is back

After last year’s success the Curtain Bank is back.

You too can make your home warmer. Free fully-lined curtains are available for your main living areas and the bedrooms of children and elderly for Community Services Card holders.

Community Service Card holders can pick up a Curtain Form from Otaki Citizens Advice Bureau, 65 Main Street, Otaki or download the form from the Sustainability Trust website www.sustaintrust.org.nz.  You then measure up the windows; drop the form back to the Otaki CAB before the 5 May and get FREE upcycled, made to measure, lined curtains a few weeks later.

Feedback from last year’s clients:

"The children's bedrooms are no longer freezing and the windows are dry in the morning.  I'm sure my children have less health problems now" Katarina tells us.

Maria told us that "it's amazing what a difference those curtains made to my living room. It's nice and cosy now and my electricity bill dropped by $30 a month"

Patrick reports "double lining of curtains was something I never believed in until I got the curtains in June. Only then did I realise that I needed less wood for the fire and that there was no draft from the windows."

Thanks to our partners Kāpiti Coast District Council, Otaki Citizens Advice Bureau and Energise Otaki in cooperation with the Wellington Curtain Bank.

Please share this information with anyone you know in the Ōtaki area and let's get cosy before winter!

“Lined curtains provide great window insulation as they prevent heat escaping through the glass,” says eco-design adviser Richard Morrison from the Kāpiti Coast District Council.

To make your home even warmer and healthier, get some free tips on no cost / low cost things you can do around your home. Make an appointment for a free home visit by phoning or texting Richard on ph 027 5555 651 or 04 296 4651