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, through the simple act of gift giving, cares for and empowers parents and whānau with sick babies and children.

We provide care packages to mums and carers across 10 wards in five hospitals and to two 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

Stories from some very special mothers who have received a care pack…

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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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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Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Well look no further……buy a EATS cookbook and receive a free gift with purchase.
Offer available until 14th December

onemothertoanother.org.nz/product/cook-book/
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Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Well look no further……buy a EATS cookbook and receive a free gift with purchase.
Offer available until 14th December

https://onemothertoanother.org.nz/product/cook-book/

Our Christmas packs mean so much to those who receive them....

SARAH’S STORY
“This was the second time in NICU for us. Our then 5 year old had spent 3 weeks there when he was born. This time round although we knew the ropes,was that much more difficult. We had another little person at home to look after and the fact that it was Christmas time was hard. Maeve was born the week before Christmas and we were in Nicu until the new year. It was a very emotional time and I spent 12 nights sleeping in at the hospital every night with Maeve. The only night I went home was Christmas Eve, so I was able to wake up on Christmas morning with my 5 year old. A heartbreaking decision. Upon arrival Christmas morning I was amazed to see an enormous care package sitting on my chair next to my baby sleeping soundly in her cot. It was incredible, filled with treats for the whole family. It was truely uplifting and made the first Christmas with our newest addition in hospital that much better. Knowing that someone was looking out for us was really special.”

Donate a pack and help us spread Christmas cheer to those parents who will sadly spend the day in hospital with their child.

Donate a Christmas pack today onemothertoanother.org.nz/donate-a-pack/
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Our Christmas packs mean so much to those who receive them....

SARAH’S STORY 
“This was the second time in NICU for us. Our then 5 year old had spent 3 weeks there when he was born. This time round although we knew the ropes,was that much more difficult. We had another little person at home to look after and the fact that it was Christmas time was hard. Maeve was born the week before Christmas and we were in Nicu until the new year. It was a very emotional time and I spent 12 nights sleeping in at the hospital every night with Maeve. The only night I went home was Christmas Eve, so I was able to wake up on Christmas morning with my 5 year old. A heartbreaking decision. Upon arrival Christmas morning I was amazed to see an enormous care package sitting on my chair next to my baby sleeping soundly in her cot. It was incredible, filled with treats for the whole family. It was truely uplifting and made the first Christmas with our newest addition in hospital that much better. Knowing that someone was looking out for us was really special.”

Donate a pack and help us spread Christmas cheer to those parents who will sadly spend the day in hospital with their child.

Donate a Christmas pack today https://onemothertoanother.org.nz/donate-a-pack/Image attachment

What an INCREDIBLE day!!!
Our biggest packing day ever!!!

Today a team of more than 30 volunteers put together 1410 care packages for parents in hospital this festive season!
It also includes 584 gifts for the amazing nurses who work in the 10 South Island hospital wards we support!

We had so much fun and know these care packages will make a difference to mothers and caregivers over the coming weeks
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Well done you incredible woman love your work and passion

They absolutely do make a difference! Thank you for the incredible work that you do ☺️

Stirling effort! So much love, encouragement and potential to bless in each and every pack.

Awesome work !

Well done ! Happy to help pack anytime ☺️

It was a fun way to spend a morning

Incredible effort! Well done, amazing! 🌟

Awesome effort!

Did you do these for the chch nicu last year by chance?

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A Great Awesome Group of Kindness you guys are AMAZING👌💞

Whoopdee doo I see the Angel's going in. We must need to up the numbers with all these new hospitals. Let me know please.

What a fabulous team you are x thank you!

A few familiar faces there 🥰

Check out One Mother to Another's Co-Founder and KiwiBank Local Hero Medalist Joy Reid the latest addition of Metropol Magazine.

Joy talks about One Mother to Another and her personal story behind it.
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Check out One Mother to Anothers Co-Founder and KiwiBank Local Hero Medalist Joy Reid the latest addition of Metropol Magazine.

Joy talks about One Mother to Another and her personal story behind it.

Comment on Facebook

I saw this today well done joy

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