The Free Store Container

By The Free Store

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NZ $5,620 pledged


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The Free Store Container

Project 2012-05-16 07:34:49 +1200

What's the deal?

We are a 100% volunteer run not-for-profit organisation based in Wellington (our website and our facebook page), who in the 2010-11 period redistributed 25,000 perfectly edible surplus food items - that would otherwise have been thrown in the bin - to the 11,000 people that visited our store. We now are without a home to operate from, so we are looking to raise $5,000 to purchase and fit out a shipping container for our permanent use. This will allow us to operate sustainably in the long term and continue to serve, you, our community. This is not just a once off project. Anything that you can give, big or small, will literally benefit the Wellington community for many years to come.


What will you use the money for?

Good question, you have a right to know! In short:

  • Purchase of a shipping container at cost price (kindly offered to us)
  • Purchase of materials to fit the store out with walls, flooring, a bunch of shelves and a counter top
  • Pay a labourer to do the dirty work
  • If we go over and above the target, any additional funds will go towards covering ongoing minor costs when we re-open (such as purchasing food prep goods, cleaning products and power bills).


How else can I help?

If you can help in any of the following ways, please contact [email protected]:

  • Do you live in Wellington and want to volunteer in the store when we re-open?
  • Do you own/manage a café, bakery or restaurant in inner Wellington city and want to know how your business can put its left-over/surplus food to good use at the end of each day?
  • Are you a tradesman and would like to know more about working together on this project?
  • Do you own some land, or maybe a spare open carpark space, in the inner city area and would like to put it to good use by letting us plonk our container on it?


If you can think of any other way in which you can be helpful, say if you have a specific skill or even spare time, please send us an email!



Comments

Updates 2

One week to go!

29/06/2012 at 11:43 PM

Just a quick update to say that we"ve got one week to go, and only need another $190 of pledges to reach our target.

On another note, we"re heading to Resene this afternoon to pick up 80 litres of paint that has kindly been sponsored through their PaintWise recycling scheme (http://www.resene.co.nz/paintwise.htm). We are very excited. Thanks Resene! What colours should we get?

Awesome! Here we go...

15/06/2012 at 7:07 AM

Holy smokes!

We're just over half way through our Pledge Me campaign and we're well on our way to reach our pledge target. We are stoked, to say the least.

Thank you, every single individual, group, and organisation that has pledged towards our cause. We have generated a lot of interest in our cause and have pulled together resources from a whole host of places to make this project possible. We have a tradesman on board that will be fitting out the store. Resene PaintWise has generously offered to sponsor our project by providing all the paint needed to make the store look pretty. And we have a whole bunch of people who are keen to get their hands dirty when we get round to working on the container.

Thanks again, seriously. From the bottom of our hearts. It is warming to see the community invest in, and take ownership of, this project. This was our vision since the beginning. Thanks for believing that this project is worth giving to. Thanks for your generosity. And thanks for sharing this project around, through social networks and in person.

We couldn't do this without you, honestly!

    Pledgers 63

    Gerrard Southam
    2012-07-04 14:13:57 +1200
    Charlotte Graham
    2012-07-04 00:22:28 +1200
    Kylie Phillips
    2012-07-03 23:51:10 +1200
    Lauryn
    2012-07-02 14:01:49 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-07-02 13:40:12 +1200
    Pledge $1 Promo
    2012-07-01 11:18:20 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-30 19:12:06 +1200
    Sue Apperley
    2012-06-30 15:04:50 +1200
    Dawn Tuffery
    2012-06-26 21:20:08 +1200
    Rosalee
    2012-06-26 20:19:54 +1200
    Natalie
    2012-06-26 15:30:04 +1200
    Jason
    2012-06-25 19:57:59 +1200
    Ben
    2012-06-25 19:26:43 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-25 19:23:28 +1200
    Mark Westerby
    2012-06-25 18:56:13 +1200
    Sean McKenna
    2012-06-21 22:57:19 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-19 17:32:03 +1200
    Sheldon Pritchard
    2012-06-15 13:28:59 +1200
    Steve Parsons
    2012-06-14 22:03:43 +1200
    Anna Macrae
    2012-06-14 18:09:45 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-14 16:30:06 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-13 19:56:44 +1200
    David Holtslag
    2012-06-13 13:30:08 +1200
    Scottie Reeve
    2012-06-13 11:08:29 +1200
    Svend Andersen
    2012-06-12 14:27:35 +1200
    Sharon
    2012-06-12 13:39:28 +1200
    Claire DeMaio
    2012-06-12 12:34:59 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-09 15:38:34 +1200
    Sonya Cameron
    2012-06-08 18:32:21 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-07 13:24:41 +1200

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    Followers of The Free Store Container

    The Free Store Container

    Project 2012-05-16 07:34:49 +1200

    What's the deal?

    We are a 100% volunteer run not-for-profit organisation based in Wellington (our website and our facebook page), who in the 2010-11 period redistributed 25,000 perfectly edible surplus food items - that would otherwise have been thrown in the bin - to the 11,000 people that visited our store. We now are without a home to operate from, so we are looking to raise $5,000 to purchase and fit out a shipping container for our permanent use. This will allow us to operate sustainably in the long term and continue to serve, you, our community. This is not just a once off project. Anything that you can give, big or small, will literally benefit the Wellington community for many years to come.


    What will you use the money for?

    Good question, you have a right to know! In short:

    • Purchase of a shipping container at cost price (kindly offered to us)
    • Purchase of materials to fit the store out with walls, flooring, a bunch of shelves and a counter top
    • Pay a labourer to do the dirty work
    • If we go over and above the target, any additional funds will go towards covering ongoing minor costs when we re-open (such as purchasing food prep goods, cleaning products and power bills).


    How else can I help?

    If you can help in any of the following ways, please contact [email protected]:

    • Do you live in Wellington and want to volunteer in the store when we re-open?
    • Do you own/manage a café, bakery or restaurant in inner Wellington city and want to know how your business can put its left-over/surplus food to good use at the end of each day?
    • Are you a tradesman and would like to know more about working together on this project?
    • Do you own some land, or maybe a spare open carpark space, in the inner city area and would like to put it to good use by letting us plonk our container on it?


    If you can think of any other way in which you can be helpful, say if you have a specific skill or even spare time, please send us an email!



    Comments

    One week to go!

    29/06/2012 at 11:43 PM

    Just a quick update to say that we"ve got one week to go, and only need another $190 of pledges to reach our target.

    On another note, we"re heading to Resene this afternoon to pick up 80 litres of paint that has kindly been sponsored through their PaintWise recycling scheme (http://www.resene.co.nz/paintwise.htm). We are very excited. Thanks Resene! What colours should we get?

    Awesome! Here we go...

    15/06/2012 at 7:07 AM

    Holy smokes!

    We're just over half way through our Pledge Me campaign and we're well on our way to reach our pledge target. We are stoked, to say the least.

    Thank you, every single individual, group, and organisation that has pledged towards our cause. We have generated a lot of interest in our cause and have pulled together resources from a whole host of places to make this project possible. We have a tradesman on board that will be fitting out the store. Resene PaintWise has generously offered to sponsor our project by providing all the paint needed to make the store look pretty. And we have a whole bunch of people who are keen to get their hands dirty when we get round to working on the container.

    Thanks again, seriously. From the bottom of our hearts. It is warming to see the community invest in, and take ownership of, this project. This was our vision since the beginning. Thanks for believing that this project is worth giving to. Thanks for your generosity. And thanks for sharing this project around, through social networks and in person.

    We couldn't do this without you, honestly!
      Gerrard Southam
      2012-07-04 14:13:57 +1200
      Charlotte Graham
      2012-07-04 00:22:28 +1200
      Kylie Phillips
      2012-07-03 23:51:10 +1200
      Lauryn
      2012-07-02 14:01:49 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-07-02 13:40:12 +1200
      Pledge $1 Promo
      2012-07-01 11:18:20 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-30 19:12:06 +1200
      Sue Apperley
      2012-06-30 15:04:50 +1200
      Dawn Tuffery
      2012-06-26 21:20:08 +1200
      Rosalee
      2012-06-26 20:19:54 +1200
      Natalie
      2012-06-26 15:30:04 +1200
      Jason
      2012-06-25 19:57:59 +1200
      Ben
      2012-06-25 19:26:43 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-25 19:23:28 +1200
      Mark Westerby
      2012-06-25 18:56:13 +1200
      Sean McKenna
      2012-06-21 22:57:19 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-19 17:32:03 +1200
      Sheldon Pritchard
      2012-06-15 13:28:59 +1200
      Steve Parsons
      2012-06-14 22:03:43 +1200
      Anna Macrae
      2012-06-14 18:09:45 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-14 16:30:06 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-13 19:56:44 +1200
      David Holtslag
      2012-06-13 13:30:08 +1200
      Scottie Reeve
      2012-06-13 11:08:29 +1200
      Svend Andersen
      2012-06-12 14:27:35 +1200
      Sharon
      2012-06-12 13:39:28 +1200
      Claire DeMaio
      2012-06-12 12:34:59 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-09 15:38:34 +1200
      Sonya Cameron
      2012-06-08 18:32:21 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-07 13:24:41 +1200

      Followers of The Free Store Container

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 04/07/2012 at 2:13 PM.