Loving Arms was founded in June 2014 to support newborn babies and their mums. Since starting, we have helped over 200 families!
We pack and gift good quality, good condition and clean second-hand clothes and bedding. We like to include new items where we can. We want to make people feel valued, loved and that they matter.
We have an incredible team of volunteers that are passionate about making a difference and we appreciate them so much!
We also have amazing volunteer seamstresses that upcycle wool blankets into cot and bassinet blankets for us by edging and backing them with cotton or flannelette. (Those natural fabrics are so good for keeping babies warm!)
In every single bundle we give the very best of what we have available and our bundles are met with such gratitude from our mums and families.
Because every baby matters and every mother counts.
We desire to see every baby born in the community adequately clothed and provided for, and every new mother adequately cared for and supported.REQUEST SUPPORT
We rely on donations of clothing, bedding, baby items and nursery equipment and are always on the look out for more
Have items to donate? Our drop off point is North End Church, Te Awamutu. (Corner of Racecourse Road and Ohaupo Road) Thank you so much for your support!
"Myself, and my team, LOVE our community
and wish to see families thrive. We all love to
serve and count it as a blessing to do so”
Manager Loving Arms
We often wonder what it's like to be on the receiving end of one of these bundles. We have always said that all our bundles are carefully packed with love....and they are. We do know that this mum will be very relieved.
Here is an emergency pack for a wee premature baby girl....Babies who come early nearly always catch their mum and dad by surprise. It's not really something that you think of preparing for so the added expense of purchasing tiny prem clothes is a added stress that these families don't need at this time.
A lovely premature sized bundle for a sweet wee baby boy who is a wee bit small for normal newborn clothes.
I live in Te Awamutu with my husband and our 8 children and my desire is to see our mothers and their precious babies have the very best start they can. I really do hope that our mums feel blessed, like they matter and they know that people care about them and their baby.