From giving away 15 packs per quarter in 2013 we are proud to now give away over $1,000,000 of baby items every single year.
With each pack we also provide many extras, as needed, including safe sleeping spaces (bassinet, cot or pepi pod) strollers, baths, pumps, and more.
We now have seven branches across New Zealand and that number is increasing every year.
Thousands of volunteers across our country now work tirelessly every day with one aim - to give all babies in NZ the very best start in life and to get life-changing baby packs to all babies who need them.
2019: Little Sprouts selected by prime minister to receive royal baby gift
In May 2019 the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced that Little Sprouts had been selected by the Government to receive New Zealand’s gift for the Royal Baby (Archie).
2018: kapiti winner - rising star award - wellington Airport Community Awards
Little Sprouts Kapiti is the current holder of the Rising Star Award for Kapiti in the Wellington Airport Community Awards.
These awards are the pre-eminent awards in Wellington for charities.
They are now in the running to win for the entire Wellington region.
2015: regional winner - Wellington Airport Community Awards
In 2015 Little Sprouts Wellington won the Health and Wellbeing Award for both Porirua City and the entire Wellington Region.
The winners were determined in partnership between all five Wellington councils, the Wellington Community Trust, and the Wellington Airport.
Key factors considered during judging are:
Utilisation of resources
Innovation and creativity
Effectiveness of activities
Impact within the community
This award is recognition of the significant and ongoing impact that Little Sprouts has had on the health and wellbeing of the community.
2015: asb "good as gold" award winner
Little Sprouts received a Good As Gold award from ASB and the Mike Hosking Breakfast Show.
This award was provided in acknowledgement of the hundreds of thousands of dollars of baby items given to babies in real need.
2014: local hero medal - new zealander of the year awards
Little Sprouts received a local hero medal at the New Zealander of the Year Awards in 2014.
The New Zealander of the Year Awards celebrate those people who use their passion for New Zealand to make our country a better place.