Support parents and whānau in hospital with a sick child this holiday season

$10,780 of $15,000 goal
Given by 158 generous donors in 11 days

Through the simple act of gift giving, we care for and empower parents and whānau with sick babies and children.


With your extraordinary generosity we've raised enough funds to give 300 special Christmas packages to parents in hospital with a sick child on Christmas Day! Thank you so very very much to everyone who donated! We are beyond grateful!!

Now we think any parent or caregiver who is in hospital over the festive season deserves some extra support.

While most families are soaking up the sunshine together and having a well deserved break in December/ January, hundreds of whānau will be in a sterile hospital ward as their newborn receives lifesaving treatment in a neonatal unit or their child is cared for in the paediatric wards.  They won't be unwinding at the beach, instead their stress levels and sleep deprivation will be at an all time high.

One Mother to Another provides a generous, practical and touching care package of support (incl. a handwritten note) to those in this situation.  We want them to know they are seen, and not alone!

If you haven't donated so far but would like to... with your help we'd love to continue raising funds for care packages to be given to mothers, fathers and caregivers over the holiday season, not only on Christmas Day.

Let's see how far into January we can get! Each pack costs $25.

(We provides 420 care packages of support every month to mothers and whānau in 13 South Island hospital wards!)

We support 13 wards in Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson, Blenheim, Timaru, Invercargill and Greymouth.

One Mother to Another's involvement (page creator)

One Mother to Another is an award-winning charity which donates over 5000 care packages to whānau with sick children in hospital. Our campaign is fundraising to create an extra 300 special Christmas packs of love and support.

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Christmas packs made up - our biggest packing day EVER!  5 December 2023

Thanks to your amazing support during our crowdfunding campaign, last Friday we were able to create 300 Christmas care packages!

As well as the 300 Christmas packs, we also packed

700 gift packs for nurses and medical teams

400+ December care packs

400+ January care packs

Over 1,800 packs were made up by over 30 incredible volunteers!!

A huge thank you for helping to make this happen! We will be delivering these Christmas packs to all of the wards we support around the South Island ❤️

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Latest donations

Gwendoline on 17 Nov 2023
One Mother to Another

DAILY PRIZE DRAW WINNER. Thank you so very much for your generous donation. We really appreciate your kindness in helping others going through a difficult time

One Mother to Another
Jodene on 17 Nov 2023
Thank you for everything you do!
One Mother to Another

Thank you so much for your donation Jodene. We really appreciate your encouragement too. Thank you for your generosity

One Mother to Another
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Guest Donor on 17 Nov 2023
Amazing work!! Such a blessing ❤️
One Mother to Another

Thank you so much for your generous donation. We really appreciate your support. Ngā mihi nui

One Mother to Another
Catherine on 17 Nov 2023
I received a care package when my son ended up in hospital 16 months ago, it was so unexpected and I was/am so so beyond grateful. Thank you So very much
One Mother to Another

Thank you so much for your generous donation and for your kind works. I hope your son has made a full recovery. We really appreciate you supporting others in that same situation. Thank you!

One Mother to Another
Lizzie on 17 Nov 2023
One Mother to Another

Thank you so much for your kind donation Lizzie and all your constant support of One Mother to Another. We really appreciate you. Ngā mihi NUI

One Mother to Another
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This campaign started on 6 Nov 2023 and ended on 17 Nov 2023.