Curtain Bank back up and running!
16 April 2013

PowerSmart are warming families in more ways than one this winter with their sponsorship of the re-launch of Curtain Bank Tauranga at their new premises today.

Curtain Bank is recycling used curtains and providing them to families who may not be able to afford them. PowerSmart’s funding and a number of dedicated volunteers have made the revival of this valuable community service possible.

PowerSmart’s relationship with the founders of the Social Ecology, who are the driving force behind the re-launch of Curtain Bank, began last year when they were searching for new premises to run Curtain Bank. PowerSmart provided support and sponsorship to ensure a smooth re-location and the continuation of this great service.

Supporting Curtain Bank aligns with PowerSmart’s philosophy of giving “power to the people”. Not only do thermal curtains provide an easy means of keeping the heat in and the cold out, but they also lead to less energy consumption, reducing your power bill. Less obvious but no less important are the benefits of privacy and a sense of well-being in a home that has curtains.

“Energy efficiency is a passion for PowerSmart so supporting Curtain Bank was a no-brainer. We share their vision of warmer, drier, healthier homes for all New Zealanders and we are excited that Curtain Bank has a practical and effective way of making this vision a reality”, says PowerSmart Managing Director, Mike Bassett-Smith.

Curtain Bank Tauranga are now located at The Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Road, Mount Maunganui and are welcoming donations and inquires for curtains.


For more information about Curtain Bank please contact:

Jo Wills

Executive Director

Social Ecology

021 2777 042


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