Little Sprouts Waikato

Little Sprouts Waikato was set up in January 2019 by Rachel Lala. 

Rachel is a paediatric doctor working in the Waikato region and she saw the real need of local mums and babies on a daily basis.

This inspired her to establish a branch of Little Sprouts to change the lives of vulnerable babies and their families across the Waikato region.

Thanks to the support of a dedicated team of volunteers, Little Sprouts Waikato has already given away tens of thousands of dollars worth of baby items and is reaching more and more families every month.

Our Charity Partners

Our life-changing baby packs in Waikato go out through social workers at the following Charity Partners:

  • Kirikiriroa Trust (Family Start)

    Kirikiriroa Trust is a free home-based visiting agency that works with all families, whānau, cultures and ethnicities to improve life outcomes for all children. Our packs are given highly vulnerable families via their Family Start program.

  • Settlement Centre Waikato

    The Waikato Migrant Resource Centre works through the HMS trust and they are an essential port of call for all refugees and immigrants who have moved to Hamilton. They provide the majority of their services free of charge and include English language lessons, driving lessons as well as helping families navigate the services they require during their resettlement. 

  • Raukura Hauora o Tainui

    Raukura Hauora o Tainui provides community health, mental health and addiction services at extremely low cost to the people of Tainui. Their health navigators are linked through a GP service and they work with families in some of the lowest socio-economic, under-resourced areas in the Waikato. 

Drop Off Points

You can drop off your new and excellent condition baby and infant items to a number of different locations across Waikato. 

Learn more about our Waikato drop off points here.

If you can't drop off your items you can also send them to our Waikato branch and sometimes they can arrange a pick up - please contact if you would like to discuss these options.

Sponsor Items and Donate Funds

You can donate funds for Little Sprouts Waikato and you can also sponsor individual pack items or an entire baby pack for just $120.

All funds donated to Little Sprouts Waikato will go to buying baby items for families in real need in Waikato.

You can donate funds here, and sponsor items and baby packs here.  Please ensure you include WAIKATO in the reference code if you would like your donation/sponsorship to go to our Waikato branch.


If you would like to volunteer for Little Sprouts Waikato please message them at

They will send you a link with a form to complete to learn more about you and will work with you to identify what role might suit you best.

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