FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hours that you are open for donations and drop offs?
We are open Monday- Friday 9.30am-12.30pm.
Please note we are closed on Saturday and Sunday
Pickups and out of hours drop-offs by arrangement only
What clothing do you need at the moment?
We currently are in need of everyday, practical clothing for kids aged 2 - 18 years. Items include t-shirts, long sleeved t-shirts, track pants, jeans, shorts, leggings, rain jackets and sweatshirts/ hoodies. We accept second hand (excellent quality or near new) or brand new clothing. Any second hand clothing must be freshly washed please.
New underwear and socks are always welcome donations (please no second hand underwear or socks as we only provide new for our special kids)
What about baby's clothing?
We currently have very good stocks of baby's clothing. Any donations would be gratefully accepted by Loving Arms a charity based in Te Awamutu. To see all their details please click here
Do you accept donations of furniture?
No - we do not accept donations of furniture. Please contact your local charity shop. In Cambridge - please contact the Lions Club of Cambridge Facebook Lions Club of Cambridge
Do you need toys?
Yes we always need toys - which go in every pack and we also supply birthday gifts. Please no second hand toys - we only give our kids brand new toys.
Do you need books?
Donations of good quality books are always welcome. Most in need are books for teenagers - so if you are clearing out your teens shelves - please think of us!
What else do you need?
- Toiletry items - toothbrushes, toothpaste, 3-in-1 Body wash shampoo and conditioner, kids hair brushes, face cloths (new), deodorant (roll-on), sanitary items
- Stationery - pencil cases, colouring pens/pencils/crayons, ball point pens, erasers, pencil sharpeners,
- Colouring books - for all ages toddler to adult
Check out these examples https://www.kidsinneed.co.nz/donate/
Can I make a cash donation?
Yes - head to our Donations page for donations via credit card or you can credit our bank account directly -
Account Name: Kids in Need Waikato Charitable Trust
Account Number: 12 3268 0100452 00
How else can I help?
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