We are Australia’s foremost charity dedicated to providing support, friendship and information, specifically tailored for families of premature or sick babies.
To ensure that all families enduring the difficult and life-changing experience of having a premature or sick baby have easy access to critical information and community support to help make a difference to them and their child.
Education and information for parents are crucial to getting the best possible outcomes for premature and sick babies; it empowers families and enables them to become their child’s advocate. We support families in hospital (Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care Units) and in the community when families come home.
The Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is built around #familieshelpingfamilies. Our community are supportive, passionate and generous and is made up of families, friends, health professionals and supporters who all understand and care because they have been there too.
JUNE TAX APPEAL
The emotional pressure of having a new baby stay in hospital for weeks or months takes a toll. With 48,000 babies born premature or sick every year in Australia, that’s a lot of families who then struggle with the emotional and financial pressure of juggling this unexpected and life-changing journey.
Our Financial Assistance Package supports 120 families a year with a package that includes a $250 Gift Card to pay for groceries, petrol and parking. Over the past 12 months, we have distributed more than $30,000 to families.
Through our Tax Appeal, we aim to raise $30,000 to help families through 2022-2023 with the unexpected costs of having a premature or sick baby. Please help us fund our Financial Assistance Program for families.
Read Keris’ family story here.
WALK FOR PREMS 2021
On our way to making this walk our biggest success yet!
Thank you, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and those who walked virtually across Australia, as well as those who joined us from some far-away places, including the UK and Ireland. With your amazing efforts, we’ll be able to help more families with premature and sick babies in 2022.
Baby Bunting has been Presenting Partner of the Walk for Prems for six years. This year their amazing team raised over $300,000 thanks to the generosity of their team members, customers, and suppliers. This has been their biggest fundraising total yet and is a testament to their hard work, passion, and dedication to the cause. We also thank our 2021 Walk for Prems Major Sponsors Steelcraft and Haakaa, Sponsor Medela and Friends Oricom, Earlybirds and Web Intelligenz.
From everyone at Life’s Little Treasures and on behalf of all the families in our community, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
DISCOVER OUR LLTF COMMUNITY
We are parents, friends and families of sick and premature babies, dedicated health professionals and passionate corporate partners and supporters. Together we are all #familieshelpingfamilies.
KIND WORDS FROM FAMILIES WE’VE HELPED
The support we received from life’s little treasures during our hospital stay was amazing, the app was a godsend, with this new foreign language in an easy to read form with meanings, section for notes, updates on weight feeding etc, I will never be able to thank life’s little treasures enough for their support
I wanted to pass on my congratulations on the special care nursery booklet. It’s fantastic and I have given out my first copy this evening to a young couple who have a premmie 3 days of age. It looks wonderful!!
I’m so glad to have known the Life’s Little Treasures Foundation from the beginning and seen how you translated a very mixed (some would say awful) personal experience to a positive way of helping others in your position.You’ve made a huge difference to so many parents facing their worst nightmare