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.

We provide care packages to mums and carers across 7 wards in 4 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

3500 packs each year

270+ packs per month

4 Hospitals

7 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.

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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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SUPPORTING WHĀNAU IN THEIR TIME OF NEED
Here’s a sneak peak at our amazing packs for June.
Did you know that our care packages change slightly depending on what ward they go to.

Big thanks to our wonderful supporters Latitude - Canterbury's Own Lifestyle Magazine, By Nature Skincare, Original Foods Baking Co., Arnott's Biscuits, OfficeMax New Zealand, NESCAFÉ, Dilmah Tea, Linden Leaves, L'Oréal Paris, Bell Tea, 180 degrees, essano, Whittaker's Chocolate Lovers, and our funding partners The_Wright_Foundation and The Tindall Foundation for helping us provide 270 care packages to those in need of support when a child is in hospital.
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FABULOUS. Wow, those are so beautiful. What a treat, what a boost, what an encouragement, what a "life saver".

Wow they look amazing! They will be so appreciated 💓

Thanks to everyone who came along to our fundraising event!! Lots of great first aid tips to keep our little ones safe, as well as some great raffles, chats and nibbles. And you guys helped us raise over $2,600! We couldn't have done it without our amazing sponsors for the night. Thank you to our sponsors Tavendale and Partners Limited, Lisa Goss - Insurance Life , Winnie Bagoes City, Ross Fowler - Insurance Life and also to Phillip our amazing facilitator!

Pics by the ever talented and long time supporter of OMTA Angela Jones - Portraits
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Thanks so much! It was a great night!! 💕

Thank u was a great night Steph Findlay

Carol Parker💜

THERE ARE STILL TICKETS LEFT FOR TONIGHT'S FIRST AID COURSE DESIGNED JUST FOR PARENTS...

This is a fundraising event where you'll be spoilt with food, a drink and learn skills which could save a life!!!

Come along... - you can buy tickets at the door or here
onemothertoanother.org.nz/donations/fundraising-event/
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THERE ARE STILL TICKETS LEFT FOR TONIGHTS FIRST AID COURSE DESIGNED JUST FOR PARENTS...

This is a fundraising event where youll be spoilt with food, a drink and learn skills which could save a life!!!

Come along... - you can buy tickets at the door or here 
https://onemothertoanother.org.nz/donations/fundraising-event/

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Joy Reid is there two tickets still I'm happy to.make a donation on wednesday that someone else couldn't attend my cousin and I would love to go

Tickets are selling quick so don't miss out on our first aid fundraising event! 23rd May, Christchurch. This event will help us raise funds to support mothers/carers in hospital with a sick child. www.onemothertoanother.org.nz/donations/fundraising-event/ ... See MoreSee Less

Tickets are selling quick so dont miss out on our first aid fundraising event!  23rd May, Christchurch.  This event will help us raise funds to support mothers/carers in hospital with a sick child.   www.onemothertoanother.org.nz/donations/fundraising-event/

A wee peak at what whānau (particularly mothers) are receiving in their care packages this month.

A big thanks to MiNDFOOD By Nature Skincare Original Foods Baking Co. Warren Agencies Earthwise Arnott's Biscuits Dilmah Tea NESCAFÉ Linden Leaves OfficeMax New Zealand as well as our funding partners @The_Wright_Foundation and The Tindall Foundation for it possible to support 270 people this month who are in hospital with their child.
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A wee peak at what whānau (particularly mothers) are receiving in their care packages this month.

A big thanks to MiNDFOOD By Nature Skincare Original Foods Baking Co. Warren Agencies Earthwise Arnotts Biscuits  Dilmah Tea NESCAFÉ Linden Leaves OfficeMax New Zealand as well as our funding partners @The_Wright_Foundation and The Tindall Foundation for it possible to support 270 people this month who are in hospital with their child.

Comment on Facebook

Thank you so much, this was such a beautiful package to find when my daughter was admitted late last night 💜

Thank you very much for my pack, certainly brightened my day 🥰

Omg... o had 'tears" When i explained How "from.one mother to another. her "

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