Foster Hope


Our backpacks are filled with essential items for a child entering into care.  For many of these children, it can be the very first time they have received items that they can call their own. During this extremely stressful time in their lives, our backpacks can bring a little joy and hope.

We rely on donations from the public to help us make and send out as many packs each year as we can. Please note that all goods received need to be from a smoke-free home.  Thank you so much for your support.

Here is a list of some of the different items that we collect to go inside the backpacks that we send out. All the items are new with a few exceptions as listed below.

These items must be brand new:

  • Small toy (age 2-11)
  • Infant toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Kids toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Adult toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Baby soap & Baby shampoo
  • Nappies (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Bib
  • Soap & Shampoo (250mls or less)
  • Facecloth
  • Roll on Deodorant
  • Comb
  • Sanitary products
  • Underwear (age 2-18)
  • Bath towels

These items can be brand new or in excellent used condition:

  • Soft toy (excellent condition, washed and under 30cm)
  • Books (excellent condition, all ages and appropriate content)