We are thankful you have taken the time to connect with us. A place where people value tamariki and their school journey.

Together, we can make a difference and ensure that our tamariki start their school journey off on the right foot.

As a privately funded charity, SSFI welcomes any and all wider support. To ensure we are supporting as many tamariki as possible SSFI applies for appropriate grants and seeks community fundraising, corporate sponsorship, and generous donations.

If you are interested in having a valuable impact and creating change, we would love to hear from you.

The issue we are addressing is inequity for childrens’ education from day one of entering school.


A School Starter Pack costs anything between $300 – $550, depending on the school uniform, school donation and stationery costs required. All sponsors, supporters and volunteers who wish to be acknowledged are mentioned on our website.

Items you can purchase with a $10 donation

A reading book

A pencil case, pencils & sharpener

Lunch Box & Drink Bottle

Underwear & socks

Items you can purchase with a $20 donation

A Backpack

A personalised gift

A family or outdoor game

Items you can purchase with a $50 donation

School Stationery needs

School donations/fees

Items you can purchase with a $500 donation

A complete School Starter Pack.

With this purchase we are pleased to label the bag with a special message acknowledging your contribution

– “This box has been filled with Aroha and support from…………….”


School Start First Impressions is seeking a sponsor who can help build our social capital, build capacity for greater gifting, and assist in providing some political advocacy.

We would welcome you to join us for a cuppa to discuss further, please email nikki@ssfi.org.nz.