One Mother

to Another

showing love and support to parents and carers in hospital with their child

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What we do

One Mother to Another is an award-winning charity which provides support and reassurance, to parents and caregivers (primarily mothers) who find themselves unexpectedly in hospital with their sick child.

Through the simple act of gift giving, we care for and empower parents and whānau with sick babies and children.

We provide care packages to mums and carers across 10 wards in 5 hospitals and to 1 community organisation in Aotearoa. Our aim is to comfort and support mums and carers in a particularly vulnerable time.

 “It definitely lifted my spirits and gave me the strength I needed to be there and strong for my daughter.” – Esther

4000+ packs each year

350+ packs per month

5 Hospitals

10 Hospital Wards

Each gift bag is slightly different but has 3 purposes – to provide…

Practical help

We include a variety of things to make a hospital stay more comfortable such as shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

We always add a snack and some tea and coffee as well as a chocolate and/or high energy bar to ensure a parent or carer does not have to leave their child’s side.  Also in every pack is our brand new Gratitude Journal and notebook, which has been designed to be a useful tool in the hospital environment.

Heart

The gift bags show our heart. We want mums and carers to feel special, loved, appreciated and cared for. Both co-founders Christina and Joy have spent time in hospital with their young children so they know the vulnerabilities of this time. We want our gift bags to make people feel valued, loved and understood so each gift bag contains a handwritten note of encouragement.

Something special

We know that in most cases mums and carers put other’s needs ahead of their own. So we take pride and joy in adding some beautiful ‘treat’ items in each pack – including one or more gifts from earrings to candles to beautiful skin care or bath products. We want to spoil the mum or carer in a small way and we know these items are greatly appreciated.

  “It brought tears to my eyes. At a time where I thought things couldn’t get any worse, there was a little light at the end of the tunnel.” – Mum

 “These are so so much more than a gift bag” – Jess

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How You

Can Help

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Sometimes the simplest gestures of kindness can be the most effective. I believe One Mother to Another encompasses the Māori saying “Aroha atu, Aroha mai – Love given, Love returned”. Former Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, Patron

What people say

Recently my youngest baby was sick and with two toddlers at home, the idea of a sick baby and hospital stay was incredibly stressful. I was absolutely blown away when our nurse handed me a gift bag! Inside we’re treats and practical items which made me feel so cared about! I went from feeling an absolute mess with worry about my girl, to feeling humbled and joyful that people cared enough to recognise the strain that sickness has on parents. The bag truly was like sunshine in a very cloudy day. Bless you guys heaps xx

It’s a lovely thing to acknowledge the impact these environments can have on mums and something little like this just helps us to give a little self care and feel special.

Our Purpose:
Through the simple act of gift giving, we care for and empower parents and whānau with sick babies and children.

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From One Mother To Another

From One Mother To Another

We show love and support to parents and carers (primarily mothers) in hospital with their sick child in 7 wards at 4 South Island hospitals

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Aren’t these two cute!! 😍😍

This is Cooper and Emma (Catherine’s kids) helping to put biscuits into care packages. They talked about how good it is to help others and how much the parents and caregivers will love these packs.

We love empowering our children to show kindness to others in need.
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Aren’t these two cute!! 😍😍

This is Cooper and Emma (Catherine’s kids) helping to put biscuits into care packages.  They talked about how good it is to help others and how much the parents and caregivers will love these packs.

We love empowering our children to show kindness to others in need.

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Great wee helpers

We love that our notes are written by people of all ages … thanks to 7 year old Gemma who’s taken the time and care to encourage others!! What a beautiful outward focussed soul! ... See MoreSee Less

We love that our notes are written by people of all ages … thanks to 7 year old Gemma who’s taken the time and care to encourage others!! What a beautiful outward focussed soul!Image attachment

We love hearing how our care packages make a difference in someone's journey.

Thanks so much to Olympian Angie Petty for sharing her story as she welcomed Azaliah into the world in a rather eventful fashion.
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Big news! Thanks to our recent fundraising dinner we are privileged to be able to expand into THREE NEW HOSPITAL WARDS. This means 1000 extra packs each year and 1000 more mothers and whānau receiving support. A heartfelt thank you to all of those who have supported us and have made this possible ❤️ Find out all about the wards we support and how you can help on our website. onemothertoanother.org.nz/donation/ ... See MoreSee Less

Big news! Thanks to our recent fundraising dinner we are privileged to be able to  expand into THREE NEW HOSPITAL WARDS.  This means 1000 extra packs each year and 1000 more mothers and whānau receiving support.  A heartfelt thank you to all of those who have supported us and have made this possible ❤️  Find out all about the wards we support and how you can help on our website. https://onemothertoanother.org.nz/donation/

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CHOC parents will be very appreciative for it 💛

Amazing!

Check out who features in this months Latitude magazine - One Mother to Another’s amazing board chair, retired Family and Youth Court Judge Robert Murfitt.

Read all about Robert, writing children’s books and his involvement with One Mother to Another in the October/November issue of Latitude Magazine.
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Check out who features in this months Latitude magazine - One Mother to Another’s amazing board chair, retired Family and Youth Court Judge Robert Murfitt.

Read all about Robert, writing children’s books and his involvement with One Mother to Another in the October/November issue of Latitude Magazine.
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