Pamper packs for homeless
All people matter.
Childrenmatter, families matter and homeless people matter.
These are the names of the Facebook pages created by Juliet Little, a home-based early childhood educator, ex-foster parent and all around caring individual.
Juliet has been collecting donations of clothing, toys and toiletries and filling backpacks destined for children in need since 2017 under the Facebook page All ChildrenMatter.
The backpacks mostly go to foster children— dispersed by various care organisations she has aligned with— for children in need.
But Juliet has extended her cause to include families and now homeless people. She has created Families Matter and Homeless PeopleMatter.
Juliet has fostered more than 30 children herself. Some only arrive with the clothes on their backs, she says.
Noticing a lull in the backpacks, Juliet recently started creating food parcels for families in need (Families Matter).
The idea started when Juliet was asked to help a family after their home was burnt to the ground in Paengaroa earlier this year.
Using her social media platform, Juliet gathered food for the family. She has organised about six “family boxes” so far.
“It’s quite amazing, I just put the word out and it all comes in.”
The same goes for when she asks for clothing for a foster child she has heard about . . . it always comes in. She encourages people in need to contact her.
“There’s no judgment. People message the page and say if it’s for a boy or a girl and what size they require.”
Juliet started Homeless PeopleMatter just last week. “Pamper packs” contain
toiletries from the many donations Juliet receives and sometimes little treats. Again, the packs are dispersed through various organisations and groups.
Juliet relies on donations from the public. For information or to donate search one of her Facebook pages— All Children Matter, FamiliesMatter and Homeless People Matter.
“I find enjoyment in giving, I just love the gift of giving.”
It’‘ ‘ s quite amazing, I just put the word out and it all in.’ Ju’liet comes
Juliet Little with a men and women’s pack for homeless people.