The Middlemore Foundation Wool Programme was established 1st June 2000 and currently has over 2,000 dedicated knitters nationwide donating beautifully knitted booties, hats, mittens, vests and blankets to keep our premature babies and newborns in the hospital and the community warm.
We also give larger knitted items to Kidz First Children's Hospital and to our community partners to distribute to tamariki and whaanau in need in the community.
Note: We currently have a good supply of knitted hats and small blankets. The knitted items we require currently are booties, cardigans, vests for boys, medium sized blankets and large sized blankets.
Wool packs given to new mums and babies in need consist of 6 hats, 6 pairs of booties, 3 blankets, 4 vests, a minimum of 4 cardigans, 1 pair of PJs, and 1 gorgeous knitted toy like teddy bears and even octopuses!
When we receive stock of singlets we put two in each pack.
Middlemore Foundation, Private Bag 93320, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640
Middlemore Foundation, Inwards Good c/o - Middlemore Hospital, 100 Hospital Road, Otahuhu, Auckland 2025
Birkenhead Bowling Club. Ph: 480 7493
93 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead, Auckland 0746
Open from 3.30pm Monday to Friday and from 11am Saturday and Sunday
Note: Will drop-off once a month to Middlemore Foundation
Note: Please include your name, email and/or postal address when you send in your knitting so we can send you an acknowledgment letter. During peak times, such as Jammies in June, this can take up to three weeks. If you do not receive your letter in this frame time, you are welcome to contact us.
The Wool Programme is always looking for new volunteers to provide knitting, wool or donations towards materials.
If you would like to help, you can donate below.
If you would like to become a drop-off point, please get in touch with us to find out more.
Do you accept crochet?
Yes we do. However, we do not accept crochet hats due to them being too tight on a baby's head.
Can we use acrylic?
Yes we do. We ask that it be machine washable.
Can I use other patterns?
Of course! If you would like to use your own pattern, please make sure it meets our guidelines.
Where can I drop off my knitting?
You can drop off your knitting to our office located in Colvin Complex at Middlemore Hospital Monday to Thursday between 9am and 4:30pm, or to Middlemore Hospital's main reception at any other times.
Where can I post my knitting?
You can send your knitting to our postal or courier address.
Postal Address: Middlemore Foundation, Private Bag 93320, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640
Courier Address: Middlemore Hospital, Inwards Good c/o - Middlemore Foundation, 100 Hospital Road, Otahuhu, Auckland 2025