"Supporting those in desperate need"

Getinvolvedtitle Getting Started


Stuff you need to know

What do We Accept?

  • Knitted Goods
  1. Blankets Single bed size (pure wool if possible as much warmer) 
  2. Jerseys (Any Size) Hats & Scarf Sets Scarf's
  3. Slippers
  4. Gloves or Mittens 
  • Toiletries
    • Soap Flannels Toothpaste Toothbrushes 
  • Stationery
    • Colouring books Felt tipped pens Colouring pencils Pencils, Rubbers Erasers 
  •  Games
    • Chess sets Draughts Marbles 
  • Sport Equipment
    • Balls Skipping Ropes 
  • Shoes / Footwear 

Do you accept Secondhand Goods?

  • No.

How big do the blankets need to be?

The blanket size should be a minimum of 1.6 metres by 1.4 metres or 63 inches by 55 inches

What size yarn and Quality?

  • Double Knit or 2 strands of 4 ply 4mm needles and high proportion of wool blend or pure wool

How many squares knitted Squares to strip and Size of each Square?

  •  8 squares made up of 40 stitches by 80 rows of Garter Stitch.

How many strips do you need for a blanket?

  • Seven strips but given everyone has a different tension in their stitches, you may need more.



Do you take quilts?

  • Yes, Homemade Single size Quilts of the Minimum size refer to above 
  • Quilts must be suitable for extreme low temperatures.


 Who do I send money donations to?

  • To Mission Without Borders NZ who are able to issue tax rebate receipts for donations over $5.00.
  • By Mail: Please send cheques payable to "Mission Without Borders" to PO Box 56264, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446
  • By telephone - Visa, Mastercard or Amex. Telephone (09) 309 6969 or freephone 0800 469 269 and we will be pleased to take credit card details and process your donation
  • Use the Donate button on this web site to donate securely
  • By online banking
    You can credit payment to our account. You should add you name and supporter number - if you don't have one, please email payment confirmation with your full name and postal address, and tell us what it is for, so that we can send you a receipt (for tax rebate purposes). If you are in the North Island, please use this Mission Without Borders bank account:
    06 0185 0122206 04.
  • If you are in the South Island, please use this bank account:
    06 0185 0122206 05.

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Thanks to Operation Cover Up Thames

for the photos on this page from their public display in the Civic Centre, Thames, in 2011. Please don't feel you have to do display standard work - just something that you would be happy to give someone in need!