There are several ways you can help

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.  We believe we have created a charity which focuses on valuing our tamariki and their journey into school, in turn, alleviating stress and anxiety for the children and their families. We get requests to support between 700 and 1000 children every year, and we need your support.

You can support directly with a donation, corporate sponsorship, or by volunteering with us.

Together, we can make a difference to ensure that our tamariki start their school journey off feeling proud, included and special.

Every donation helps our tamariki

As a 100% privately funded charity we need as much support as possible, and this often comes from grants, community fundraising, corporate sponsorship and generous individual or family donations.

A School Starter Pack costs anything between $280 – $500 to put together, depending on the school uniform, school donation and stationery costs required.


A $10 donation will provide one of the following:

  • A reading book
  • A pencil case, pencils & sharpener
  • Lunch Box & Drink Bottle
  • Underwear & socks


A $20 donation will provide one of the following:

  • A Backpack
  • A personalised gift
  • A family or outdoor game


A $50 donation will provide one of the following:

  • School Stationery needs
  • School donations/fees


A $280 donation will provide a named backpack filled with:

  • A brand-new School uniform
  • Lunchbox & drink bottle
  • Pencil case with pencils, eraser and sharpener
  • School stationery

PLUS, as many other goodies as we can fit into the backpack, including;

  • Reading and activity books
  • Family game and outdoor activity
  • Birthday cake mix and candles
  • Swimming bag with togs, towel, and goggles


A $500 donation will provide one child with:

  • A full School Starter Pack as listed, as well as a number of extra special elements to support the children into school including school fees, pyjamas, a sleeping bag and party supplies.
  • It also helps to support our charity for funds that we input ourselves to subsidise the School Starter Packs.

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

Make a one off donation

We appreciate any and all support. Please click below to visit our Givealittle page to select the donation option which suits you.

Make a regular donation

Every year we aim to help more children than the last year, have a ‘happy start to school’. To organise a regular donation please click through to fill in our donation form.

The other ways you can support

Corporate sponsorship

We know that choosing a charity to align with your sponsorship dollar can be a big decision.  We want to work alongside businesses who truly care about the outcomes we create for the children of Aotearoa.  If you feel your values align with ours, you can support building capacity for helping more children, supporting us in spreading the word, or assisting us with advocacy, .

We would welcome you to join us for a cuppa as we’d love to talk more.


We love having volunteers join our small team. There are many tasks to try your hand at….

  • Helping wrap gifts
  • Delivering School Starter Packs to our referrers in Auckland
  • Packing a School Starter Pack with loving hands
  • Knitting slippers
  • Helping with a fundraising event

Many hands always makes light work! It is our intention to provide more gifts and we need people to help us. Fellowship and a cuppa are always part of our volunteers day and if you are local we can even pick you up.