Box of goodness a life-changer for bubs

BABY JOY IN A BOX: Jo Shand and Claire Scott proudly display one of the packs provided free by Little Sprouts Gisborne. Jo set up the volunteer-run branch earlier this year and donations are welcome. Picture by Liam Clayton

Little Sprouts volunteer-run charity is on a mission to give all babies the best start in life.

Jo Shand set up the Gisborne branch of Little Sprouts earlier this year.

Branches give away “life-changing baby boxes” to “vulnerable families”.

“I really like how practical the packs are,” says Jo.

“Each item in every pack is something a newborn baby will need and use”, she said.

Each pack is tailored to the needs of each baby.

The packs include clothes for an entire year, nappies, bedding, books and toys — all of which are donated.

Each pack is valued at over $1200 and is provided at no cost, with more than 25 percent of the contents created by “Craft Angels”.

These angels volunteer to knit, sew and crochet items for our most vulnerable.

Packs in Gisborne go out through charity partners such as Turanga Health, Family Works and Plunket.

Little Sprouts works closely with social workers and midwives.

Through a selection process they choose babies who are most in need.

It is a completely volunteer-run, charitable trust based in New Zealand.

Their aim is to ensure every child in New Zealand, regardless of their circumstances, has everything they need to be healthy, safe and warm.

If you want to get involved, whether individually or as a business, all donations are welcome.

Facebook is the best form of contact or email LittleSproutsGisborne@gmail.com

Little Sprouts volunteer-run charity is on a mission to give all babies the best start in life.

Jo Shand set up the Gisborne branch of Little Sprouts earlier this year.

Branches give away “life-changing baby boxes” to “vulnerable families”.

“I really like how practical the packs are,” says Jo.

“Each item in every pack is something a newborn baby will need and use”, she said.

Each pack is tailored to the needs of each baby.

The packs include clothes for an entire year, nappies, bedding, books and toys — all of which are donated.

Each pack is valued at over $1200 and is provided at no cost, with more than 25 percent of the contents created by “Craft Angels”.

These angels volunteer to knit, sew and crochet items for our most vulnerable.

Packs in Gisborne go out through charity partners such as Turanga Health, Family Works and Plunket.

Little Sprouts works closely with social workers and midwives.

Through a selection process they choose babies who are most in need.

It is a completely volunteer-run, charitable trust based in New Zealand.

Their aim is to ensure every child in New Zealand, regardless of their circumstances, has everything they need to be healthy, safe and warm.

If you want to get involved, whether individually or as a business, all donations are welcome.

Facebook is the best form of contact or email LittleSproutsGisborne@gmail.com

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