Kapiti Parents Centre has linked up with our local LOVED4LIFE™ Chapter through St Paul’s Anglican Church & the Paraparaumu Community to help welcome new babies into the community.
LOVED4LIFE™ is a not-for-profit organisation initiated in Te Horo by Marcia Guest, with the vision of reaching out to families in the local community. There are now 16 LOVED4LIFE™chapters in the North Island
What We Do At LOVED4LIFE™
- We create and sew a quilt for each new baby born into our community.
- We prepare a homemade meal or baking to take to the family after the baby is born.
- We knit pure wool garments for our babies.
Our “Loved” Quilts
Our team lovingly sew a special ‘LOVED’ quilt for each new baby that is born into the community, which we then deliver as a gift to the family. Each quilt bears our ‘LOVED’ appliqué and displays the official LOVED4LIFE™ member label on the back.
Preparing Homemade Family Meals or Baking
A meal can be made by one of our volunteers and delivered to the family in the early weeks after the new baby is born. Parents are often tired and sleep deprived and love having a home cooked meal delivered as a gift from the community.
Some of our LOVED4LIFE™ families join the volunteer list of meal makers when their babies are much older, to show their appreciation of the help they received from the community.
And so the love goes around and around!
Knitting For Babies
We also knit pure wool garments for newborn babies, when parents have an unexpected early arrival!