About the Little Miracles Trust
The Little Miracles Trust was originally established in Wellington in 1986 as The Neonatal Trust by two Wellington families with extremely premature babies who saw a need for specialised support for parents experiencing a neonatal journey.
Since then we have grown into a registered charity which operates across New Zealand working closely with all 23 neonatal units in order to support the whānau and babies that they care for. Like all not-for-profits we are heavily reliant on the goodwill of volunteers and community support which is in addition to the dedicated, passionate team employed by the Trust on a part-time basis.
We exist to provide, and coordinate, support to the whānau of premature or sick full term babies as they make their journeys through Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and Special Care Baby Units (SCBUs), the transition home, and onwards.
Our funding model is dependant on the generosity of individuals, companies and organisations in the form of donations, value-in-kind donations, sponsorship and fundraising events to supplement operating costs and fund our services and initiatives. In addition to this we apply for grants from a variety of sources such as the Community Grants (COGS) programme, the Lottery Grants Board as well as other foundations across Aotearoa.
Our registered charity number is CC56619