We believe that every child in foster care deserves to know that their community cares about them. We demonstrate this through providing children with necessities to ease their way and symbolise support for them and their carers.
There are over 5,000 children in foster care in NZ. Are you aware that many of these 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!
No child should be made to feel like their belongings are “rubbish” and care givers 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 backpacks to be given to children when they are removed from their homes, which includes a carry all bag, toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc) and some items that will show them they are loved (books, soft toys, etc).
But we need your help!