Haakaa Foundation

Supporting families of children with special needs, education & breastfeeding research

Help for families


We are providing financial support for families with children who have special needs.


We are pledging financial assistance to midwifery students, specifically those looking to practice in small or rural townships.


We are helping to fund ongoing breastfeeding research in order to provide mothers with more accessible information to help them make informed decisions on their breastfeeding journeys.  

We are helping families in need

There are over 95,000 children in New Zealand living with special needs (Statistics New Zealand, 2013), and this number continues to grow as more children are welcomed into the world. The Haakaa Foundation aims to provide financial aid for programmes and events that support children with special needs and their families. Living with special needs incurs many unexpected or extra costs that can burden families and put a strain on their daily lives. The Haakaa Foundation’s goal is to help break down as many of those financial costs and obstacles as possible to provide children with special needs the same opportunities as others and take the stress away from their families. Through pledging financial support, we aim to broaden the scope of opportunity for these families and their children, improve their quality of life and encourage them to embrace bright futures within NZ society.

We are providing financial support for families with children who have special needs.

About us

The Haakaa Foundation’s purpose is to provide financial aid to support the families of children with special needs, students of midwifery and other maternity-related fields & breastfeeding research.

Haakaa is a New Zealand family-owned baby brand that provides parents with safe, natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly baby products. We are 100% committed to creating practical, sustainable, and beautiful designs that are safe for our kids and our planet. We strive to inform, educate, and support all women on their motherhood journeys so that every decision they make can come from a place of empowerment and knowledge.  

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We work closely with other NGOs to develop mutually-beneficial fundraising campaigns, co-branded merchandise, media, and experiences that have an incredible impact on the world.

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Hand and Hand Early Learning Centre
Hand and Hand Early Learning Centre

Staff | Hand and Hand Early Learning Centre - Hobsonville.

"Thank you Team Haakaa for this amazing donation. I believe the children and whānau will appreciate these high quality thoughtful presents. We are truly overwhelmed to receive them. Thank you so much for your generous donation. We truly appreciate your commitment to the children in our community."

Tassie Mums
Tassie Mums

Staff | Tassie Mums.

"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Haakaa for their generous donation of over $6000 worth of breast pumps and breastfeeding packs. This enables us to provide much-needed support to mothers in need. One grateful caseworker shared their experience, stating, 'We had a breast pump donated by Tassie Mums and provided it to a mum, and she let us know that it meant the difference between being able to breastfeed her baby or not."


Mothers Milk Bank Charity AU
Mothers Milk Bank Charity AU

Staff | Mothers Milk Bank Charity.

"A massive thank-you to Haakaa for their very generous donation of 100 of their Save and Stash Pack products for us to gift to our precious breast milk donors. Mothers Milk Bank Charity provides a service where we collect donor breast milk from screened donors, test and pasteurize the donor breast milk and distribute it to Prem babies but also Term babies where the mum is unable to breastfeed due to medical reasons, illness, surrogacy or no milk supply.Our work would not be possible without our donors who take their hard pump stash and donate it for these babies. It is so wonderful to have a brand like Haakaa supporting our work and allowing us to give a token of thanks to these wonderful mummies. The products are amazing and our donors have been so thrilled with the quality and ease of use. Again a massive thank-you, Haakaa Team."


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For every purchase made on our NZ and AUS Haakaa websites, we will donate $1 to the Haakaa Foundation so that we can continue to empower and support our breastfeeding and special needs communities.


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