The Habitat Curtain Bank provides low income Auckland individuals and whanau with free curtains for their home.
Research shows that well fitted curtains are effective at reducing heat loss. This not only helps keep a home warm and healthy, but also greatly helps with reducing energy bills. Many families, particularly living in rental properties cannot afford to buy good quality curtains. The Habitat Curtain Bank exists to help support these families.
Since its inception, the Curtain Bank has cut, sewn and re-purposed thousands of curtains enabling hundreds of families to live in warmer and healthier homes.
We support families/whanau who are low-income (who have a community services card) and are struggling to keep the cold out by giving pre-loved curtains that are best fit for their home. These are double-lined and full length where possible.
Simply download our referral form and write in all your details, ensuring the correct measurements are against each room.
Once a referral has been received, and the curtains are ready, whanau can pick their curtains up from 8 Ormiston Road, Otara.
Social workers and agencies working with low-income family/whanau can refer forward for curtains. If you are an agency, please contact us.
Phone: 0800 422 4828
Healthy Homes Initiative
We work with whanau to improve housing conditions, improve health and reduce hospital admissions. Our team will provide up to 14 custom-made double lined, full length curtains and rails for whanau referred through our HHI providers.
For more information on services in the Counties Manukau regions see AWHI Healthy Homes Initiative
For more information on services in Central Auckland, West Auckland and the North Shore see Noho Āhuru – Healthy Homes
Donate your quality used curtains
Habitat Curtain Bank upcycles good quality curtains and fabric material donated by the public and businesses to suit the specific needs of each home.
• Good quality, mould-free curtains
• Fabric rolls or large offcuts of fabric
• Clean netting curtains
We are unable to take:
• Dirty or mouldy curtains
• Curtain tracks
• Curtain rods or brackets
• Any type of blinds