Foster Hope is the brain child of two Auckland ladies who are both huge supporters of helping others through many different charities ‘Beanies for Africa’ to ‘Project Jonah’ and one as a foster mum. They came up with an idea to help care givers with practical support, when a child turns up on your door step late at night with little more than a rubbish bag of belongings. Kits2kids as it was initially known, was born and backpacks were supplied to care givers in the Auckland area. Foster Hope has grown from its early days in 2010 and now has branches of volunteers throughout New Zealand eager to support their regions care givers.
Foster Hope believes that every child in care deserves to know that their community cares about them. We demonstrate this through providing children with a backpack to ease their way and symbolise community support for them and their carer’s. Some Foster Hope branches create Flat Packs which help teenagers moving from care into the big wide world.