Who Cosy Toes Has Helped

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Little Sprouts is a charity in New Zealand that provides life changing donations to families in need. It is entirely run by volunteers. They are dedicated to ensure All Babies in New Zealand get the best start in life.

The Little Sprouts packs are for those selected only by social workers. They work with Heart Kids NZ, the Women's Refuge, Red Cross Refugee Services, the City Mission, Barnardos, Birthright, Family Start programs, teen parent programs, the Mary Potter Hospice, the Neonatal Trust, the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust, Family Works, hospital social workers and more. 

Cosy Toes donates merino socks, hand knitted items and any end of line products to this wonderful group.
Find out how you can help Little Sprouts here.


Just Two Shoes

In 2015 Cosy Toes donated warm socks to a group called, "Just Two Shoes". This group puts together and provides shoes for children that need them.

"Thank you just doesn’t seem enough…  I know that the children will love these socks and with more cold weather coming this week, I know that they will be appreciated by those children who would otherwise not have any socks for their little feet…
If I could reach through the phone and give you a big hug, I would….
Thank you, thank you, thank you…."


The Christchurch Earthquakes

On the 22 of February 2011 Christchurch suffered an Earthquake, magnitude 6.3. This followed a large earthquake in September 2010, magnitude 7.1. The Christchurch people and surrounding Canterbury people have had ongoing after shocks following this earthquake. Although the first earthquake damaged many buildings there was no loss of life. The recent earthquake in February severely rocked our people with severe loss of life and buildings.

New Zealander's have pulled together to help our beautiful city and its people.

Cosy Toes is situated approximately 100 kilometres north of Christchurch.

"Being a Mum myself I pulled together my friends and customers to help
the Christchurch babies, children and families in need."

We collected and delivered to Christchurch:

Nappies - 3701, Baby Wipes - 5898, Nappy Sacks - 1028,
Sterilisation Bag Packs - 60 which can be used 20 times each (1200 times!), Baby bottles, Baby bottle teats, hand sanitiser, toothpaste, toothbrushes, cans and jars of baby food, baby formula, nursing pads, sanitary items for women,change mats, baby soap, baby spoons, bowls and drinking cups, plus other little bits and pieces.

I would like to thank all of you very generous people who have kindly donated these items, Medela, Frances from Breastmates, Marina, Gordon and Shannon for helping me deliver these items. Plus also the kind help for the Canterbury Pregnancy Help Centre in Christchurch.

On 18th May 2011 a free seminar was held for businesses that were looking for alternative ways to run their business after the earthquakes.
Cosy Toes helped with this seminar and Tracey spoke about the Cosy Toes story and conquering the challenges of websites. See our article here.

"Thank you for the opportunity to attend your seminar yesterday. I enjoyed immensely the ideas and innovations that were revealed throughout the day and I have come away with a clear vision of where to from here. The timing of your seminar was perfect! Congratulations to you both on your successes. Kind regards, Suzanne."


Cosy Toes was lucky enough to sell Aftersocks on behalf of Rural Women's New Zealand in June 2011. These were red and black (Canterbury colours) merino socks.
All proceeds for these merino socks went to the Christchurch Mayoral Fund.

Hagar International

A silent auction was held and $8500 raised.
"Your generosity has meant that the Hagar shelter for women
and children in Afghanistan has $8500 to help with their rescue and care"



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Cosy Toes helped with the Plunket annual collection.
"Thank you for your generous donation to support our appeal week"
I spoke the Christchurch Probus Group
"All admired your courage and tenacity in facing
many hurdles you managed to negotiate"
Keith McNeil - Secretary.

Helping sell the beads of courage and making regular donations.
"I was so thrilled to hear that you found the time to support the Child Cancer Foundation"
Sarah Thomson - Chief Executive.



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