Titirangi Community House is pleased to be a drop off point for Foster Hope donations. Foster Hope welcomes all forms of donations and support. You can help by donating money, collecting healthcare products and school items or just spreading the word through family and friends! If you’ve got a skill or talent that you’d like to put to good use, please contact Foster Hope to see how you can help.

Foster Hope believe every foster child deserves to know that someone cares about them. We demonstrate this through providing children with necessities to ease their way and symbolise community support for them and their carers.

There are over 6,000 children in foster care in NZ. Are you aware that many of these foster 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.

Foster Hope make up backpacks containing some items that will show the children that they are loved (books, soft toys etc). These are given to children when they are removed from their homes, along with a carry all bag containing toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo etc) 

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Do you love to quilt, knit or crochet?

Foster Hope makes up back packs for children going into foster care. Are you crafty and able to help us?

How you can help:

  • Knit or crochet items to go in back packs to infants under 2 years old (cardigans, beanies, booties, pram blankets)
  • Sew quilts – any size from baby through to bed size
  • Knit blankets 
  • Sew marble mazes (see  pattern )
  • Donate wool, quilting fabric or wadding or money for raw products.


We’re on the hunt for donations of new underpants and knickers from ages 2 – 18 years. We’d love your support if you wanted to pop some in your trolley next time you’re out shopping. You know how nice it is to wear a brand new pair of underpants or knickers so let us share that feeling with children in care.

We want this to be a positive experience so even if you have 2nd hand underwear which is in really good condition, we ask that you only send us new garments. Anything we can do to help them feel loved and valued is a huge part of what we do.

Here are some ways you can help us reach our goal of collecting 5,000 pairs a year:

By donating underwear:
These could be from you personally or why not pop a box up at your work / gym / hairdresser / kindergarten / school or ask your friends to help on our behalf.

By holding an ‘Undies on the Outside’ party:
Who doesn’t want to be “Superman” once in a while. Have some fun with this theme and have your friends bring along some new undies as a cover charge. If they don’t manage to pick some up in time, they can donate online and we’ll go shopping. It couldn’t be easier or more fun!

Backpack items

Here is a list of all the different items that are collected to go inside the back packs that are sent out.  All the items are new with the exception of the products shown *.
Please note that all goods received need to be from a smoke free home. Foster Hope rely on donations from the public to help make and send out as many packs possible each year. Thank you so much for your support.

• *Soft toy (washed and under 30cm and from smoke free home)
• *Books (all ages)
• 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
• Facecloth
• Roll on deodorant
• Comb
• Sanitary products
• Underwear (all ages – must be new)

Make a quilt for a child in foster care and make a difference.

Do you love to quilt, knit or crochet? Foster children often miss out of hand made items and your gift of a quilt or blanket can make the world of difference.

Any size is good from baby through to bed size and can be knitted, quilted or crocheted.

Foster Hope always need donations of wool, quilting fabric or wadding or money for raw products.

One young man who was given a quilt, wrote a thank you that said “No one ever thought so much of me that they gave me something that they done themselves“ which we think sums it up perfectly.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, we’d love for you to get involved.

Items can be dropped off at the Titirangi Community House and we would love to receive your knitted goods, quilts or raw materials.

The Foster Hope craft co-ordinator is Janet Wyeth who is based at 14 Broman Place, Half Moon Bay, Auckland, 2012 or if you would like any further information, please email Janet at fosterhopecraft@gmail.com or call 021 326 80