Some of our Foster Hope branches send out ‘Flat Packs’ for young people who are ageing out of foster care into the big world.
We work in partnership with organisations who mentor young people through this stage, giving them a flat pack to support their move into adulthood. We want to show these teenagers that there is a whole community out there who really cares about them and wants to help. These flat packs contain new or nearly new household items which fit inside a Flexi tub. Due to volume restrictions in the Flexi tubs we have to be careful about the items which go into each one. We are restricted by our storage capacity and therefore we would like to only receive monetary donations towards the flat packs.. Each flat pack costs approximately $100 to put together.
These kids just need a break so why not consider offering your spare room for boarding. Sometimes it’s as simple as offering a place for them to stay which will make the big wide world out there just a little less scary. Can you imagine what it would be like to be in the middle of your NCEA exams and having to worry about where you’re going to sleep? You could be the difference between a child making a difference in the world or slipping through the cracks.
Here are three Auckland based groups who work with young people. Dingwall Trust , Youthline and Youth Horizons.
Don’t ever underestimate the impact you may have on someone else’s life.