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Creative Junk is in danger of closing through lack of income!

We only have 3 weeks to raise $20,000

Creative Junk is a trust that has been operating in Christchurch for over 35 years, recycling materials for use by the community and schools as an affordable resource for art and craft projects, giving a second lease of life to items that would otherwise end up in the landfill.

Located at 25 Disraeli St in Sydenham, Christchurch, it is open Wednesday Thursday Friday 11 am – 5 pm and Saturday 11 am – 1 pm.  It has one full time worker, one part time worker and a team of volunteers who staff the store and collect donated resources.

Creative Junk supplies a large range of clients- schools, families, individuals and organisations.  Members pay a yearly membership fee and pay less for the material bought, while non-members do not receive the discount. It has also supplies “junk boxes” which are couriered around the country on request.

Creative Junk has reached a crossroads with a critical shortfall in income.  Covid-19 closed the business down for 8 weeks resulting in no trade and no workshops.  The volunteer board that governs Creative Junk and the staff have been doing their best to mitigate these factors.

The organisation needs help to stay open, to offer this important resource to the community and to continue to divert materials away from the landfill by giving then a creative second lease on life, thereby doing its bit to help save the environment. Any support, either funding or publicity to get the word out to the wider community, would be appreciated.

How can you help?

Make a donation to our Givealittle page

We are very keen to gain some sponsorship from local businesses – we would be proud to add you name to our van, advertise your business in all our newsletters, website and facebook.

Become a member or ask your friends and family to become a member

We would very much appreciate you considering becoming a Member, donor or sponsor to our very worthy organisation. 

12 monthly Memberships (GST incl)

       Organisation         $120.00

       Groups                    $60.00

       Family/Individual    $20.00

       Donation ___________________________

       Sponsorship   _________________________

Total amount paid:   _________________________

Donations can be paid directly to our account 030830 0231449 00


Contact: Creative Junk, 25 Disraeli Street, Christchurch, New Zealand 8024. 

Phone 03-379 4040, Christine 0211597299.


Facebook: @creativejunkchch