Kids in Need Waikato provide care packs for children in care, personalised to meet each child's needs.

Kids in need can be anywhere from 0-17 years old and each care pack is special and personalised to the child's age, size and interests. It's about making a difficult time, just a little bit easier with a gift that has been thoughtfully put together by volunteers from products donated by the local community.

Kids in Need founded to support both foster children and their caregivers

Graeme and Linda Roil began fostering in 2014 focusing mainly on the support of newborns and emergency and respite care for older children. They were deeply concerned with the level of support for both foster children and also their caregivers. They began engaging with the community for donations and providing carepacks to kids in need. This included children placed into foster care and grandparents raising grandchildren. 

Follow our journey


Average number of packs put together each month


Volunteer hours each year


Packs put together in 2021

Help kids in need

We are always on the look out for volunteers, sponsors and donations to help us provide
essentials for kids in need.

We provide personalised care packs for foster children Waikato-wide

Some of the towns we deliver to are:

  • Cambridge
  • Coromandel
  • Hamilton
  • Kawhia
  • Otorohonga
  • Putāruru
  • Raglan
  • Rotorua
  • Taumarunui 
  • Taupo
  • Te Awamutu
  • Te Kuiti
  • Tokoroa
  • Waitomo

What people have to say...


"My whanau who received your care packs on Monday were really appreciative... she has never seen her kids so delighted, so happy, for some time now. The kids loved that they had their own bags which has their name on the tag too. Thank you so much"

Pure aroha

"Without your support and love things could be so much different!!! Love what you do, and appreciate your mahi and your big heart."

Doing it with a Smile

"As a Family Link Specialist for Kainga Ora, I am grateful to have been able to make referrals for families who are struggling to meet their children’s basic needs.  Sourcing clothing, bedding, toys and school resources through Kids in Need has greatly improved the physical and emotional wellbeing of many children in social housing.  Thanks for always being willing to meet these needs; and for doing it with a smile – every time! "


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