Foster Hope is the brain child of two Auckland ladies who are both huge supporters of helping others. 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. We rely on the incredible support of our community through monetary, physical donations and grants. As a policy we do not apply to Lotto or Pub charities, as we feel this can be the underlying cause in the breakdown of so many families.
Foster Hope Charitable Trust believes that every child in foster care deserves to know that their community cares about them.
We demonstrate this by providing them with a backpack of essential items, they are a symbol of our support and love for both the children and their caregivers. Many of these children arrive at their new placements with little more than the clothes on their backs.
Our backpacks bring a little hope into what is a very stressful time in their lives.