Foster Hope

  Auckland
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We create backpacks for children going into foster care during difficult circumstances. They are a symbol of our support and love.

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  Auckland Child Welfare

There are over 5000 children in state foster care in NZ. Are you aware that many foster children arrive at their new placements with nothing but the clothes on their backs or with their belongings in a black rubbish sack?

Let’s change this!

We want these children to know that someone out there cares about them. No child should be made to feel like their belongings are “rubbish” and Caregivers should be able to focus on the emotional needs when a child arrives, rather than having to run around doing last minute/late night shopping.

We make up kits to be given to children when they are removed from their homes, with a backpack and a carry all bag containing hygiene products (toothpaste, shampoo etc) and some items that will show them they are loved (books, soft toys etc) but we need your help!

We’re excited that you can join us as we undertake this journey to change the lives of many children currently in foster care.

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There are over 6000 children in state foster care in NZ. Are you aware that many foster children arrive at their new placements with nothing but the clothes on their backs or with their belongings in a black rubbish sack?

Let’s change this!

We want these children to know that someone out there cares about them. No child should be made to feel like their belongings are “rubbish” and Caregivers should be able to focus on the emotional needs when a child arrives, rather than having to run around doing last minute/late night shopping.

$40 is what is costs to make up a kit to be given to a child when they are removed from their homes, with a backpack and a carry all bag containing hygiene products (toothpaste, shampoo etc) and some items that will show them they are loved (books, soft toys etc) so we need your help!

We’re excited that you can join us as we undertake this journey to change the lives of many children currently in foster care.

We are also fundraising to cover the $370 cost for a foster child to go on a YMCA holiday camp. This is a 5 night and 6 day camp where the kids have a load of fun. We will start by offering the camp to children being raised by their grandparents as this is a win win. The child has the best time ever and the grandparents get a much needed break.


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Undies on the Outside....  12 July 2017

Posted by: Foster Hope

We've wanted to put NEW underpants and knickers into our packs for ages but up until now had just focused on the younger kids. I put a post on our Facebook page which went a little CRAZY!!!! Within 24 hours it had been viewed over 90K times and been shared over 600 times. Who would have thought tagging The Warehouse and Kmart would have such an impact :-) At the rate we're going, we might be able to put a whole pack of undies inside each bag instead of just one or two pairs. Thank you to everyone who has added some in their cart for us.

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