Waikato / Bay of Plenty

Mirjam Sole
Mirjam SoleWaikato Co-Ordinator

Jeff and I became aware of Foster Hope when Massey University, in Auckland, were doing a big drive.  A good friend of ours was managing it for Massey University and she mentioned what they did.  We both wanted to do as much as we could.  So we collected a lot of donations from friends, family and the organisations we work for.  It’s amazing how much people give when there are kids involved.  We also had the opportunity to come to Auckland and help with the packing day.  When we found out that there was no representation in Waikato we jumped at the chance to be the Waikato Co-ordinators and haven’t looked back.

They are parents to three amazing kids, two boys and a girl.  Having healthy and happy kids definitely makes you thankful.  Before kids they moved around a little, from Wellington to London and back again.   They left free as a bird and came back with their first child.  Life wasn’t the same again, in a good way. While Mirjam managed her own business for a couple of years they hadn’t been involved with anything like this before and are completely committed. They have both been very fortunate in life and so it just seemed right to help set this up in their community. They always welcome as much help and support as anyone can give so please contact them if you would like to help.

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Waikato and Bay of Plenty Drop Off Points

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Mirjam Sole
c/- 6 Killegray Close
Flagstaff
Hamilton 3210
0274 919948

Kellie Knight
26 Cecil Street
Saint Andrews
Hamilton, 3200
021 1500 799

Land Information New Zealand
Level 3, 65 Bryce Street
Hamilton CBD (9am-4pm weekdays)

Jenni Clarkson
71 Windermere Drive
Poike
Tauranga 3112
(Leave in the undercover area by the pool if no-one is home)

Zita Te Ahuru
11 Tebbs Lane
Tauranga 3112
021 1956671 (Items can be left with reception if I am not personally available)

Fiona Fortescue
3 Tawhiao Way
Papamoa

This is half way along Oka St on left (but not on Google Maps yet)
White brick house with black door. Leave at front door if not home.

Jodie 
26b Rawhiti Street
Taupo 3330
Down driveway, right house.  Can leave at front door if not home.

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