Alpine Pacific gift box that gives twice

By Michelle Whitaker

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Alpine Pacific Gift Box That Gives Twice

Project 2016-12-01 12:55:17 +1300

Delight in a gift that gives twice this Christmas.

North Canterbury, Hurunui and Kaikoura have all been impacted by the devastating 7.8 earthquake and continuing aftershocks. Alpline Pacific in a Box showcases local products and supports what this special region has to offer. It is a unique way to support the communities and their livelihoods devastated by the earthquakes and subsequent downturn in tourist and travel trade. Our boxes will be hand-picked for quality, and offer a sample of local and regional products chosen for the way in which it encapsulates the region’s character.

This is a story of Canterbury people wanting to give back, having direct experience of the love and giving received to our community following the Christchurch earthquakes. This is a non-profit venture to ensure that the support goes directly to local business and communities. The name of the box is a nod to the Alpine Pacific Triangle State Highway route that connects these regions together. 

Savour every bite and sip of your Alpine Pacific in a Box knowing it is helping others through tough times. #eqtoughtimes

Flourishing People

We will also support the wellbeing and recovery of these communities with what we have learnt from the Canterbury experience and extensive International disaster recovery research. With your help we can deliver fabulous wellbeing initaitives to these communties.

www.flourish.org.nz     Facebook

Flourish Inc is a collective of activators and wellbeing experts. We are the people behind River of Flowers, All Right? Wellbeing Campaign, The Wellbeing Game and past involvement with Gap Filler, Street Art Festival and more. We get good shit done and engage with the communities.

We are backed by Connect Aotearoa - a social enterprise that supports people doing good.

Comments

Updates 5

You can still support the campaign!

16/12/2016 at 4:44 PM

It looks like we won't make our target but we are rapt to have had your support. The way pledgeme works is that the money you pledged only gets transfered to us if we reach the target. So you can assume you won't be charged but you can still support us!

We still have artisan products available to make up $30-50 boxes. This still then supports some of the small businesses in the earthquake affected regions and enables us to set up in the new year a new enterprise to carry on this GOOD work and offering boxes at anytime from this region and a new Canterburyinabox.

So firstly, if you would still like a $30-50 Apline Pacific Box of gorgeous goodies please email me directly connect(at)flourish.org.nz

Secondly, Like us on Facebook to keep up with the new developments and exciting new innovative venture starting up next year to continue this GOOD work. https://www.facebook.com/AlpinePacificinabox/ and https://www.facebook.com/FlourishChCh/

A very big warm thanks for your support to this campaign. It has taken a lot of work but we have set up some great relationships with small family businesses across the Hurunui and Kaikoura. We are very passionate about continuing this work and supporting these communities through tough times. It is still very early days.

Merry Christmas

Michelle Whitaker

 

love in a box

13/12/2016 at 1:21 PM

We are only a few days off for the end of the campaign and needing to reach our target!

Thanks for your support through your pledge - that's fantastic! We are sourcing some amazing products and working through the logistics of making it easy for those most affected by sending volunteers from Christchurch to go pick stuff up from as far as Cheviot!

Can you also support us helping this eq region by sharing the campaign via email, facebook or old school chatting at the watercooler? Can't believe it's only been a month since the 7.8 and they are working through aftershocks and cleaning up damage still.

Help is get to the target by the end of this friday! Like, Share, Pledge!

https://www.facebook.com/AlpinePacificinabox/

If you need to contact me with ideas, contacts, volunteer help please do! connect(at)flourish.org.nz

 

Flourishing Foldie Thing

08/12/2016 at 6:50 PM

Handmade and a fun way to get your kids to do wellbeing strategy without knowing it! Adult friendly too.

Thank you for pledging, please also support wide through your networks. We are a wee way off the target and need help! So please share, share, share. Facebook, email, chat to friends, website, forums...

 

Secret Santa

07/12/2016 at 5:59 PM

Due to popular demand we have added a new reward! A secret santa box that will show up all your work colleagues - which if we are talking frankly - is what we all like to do in a good way!

Kinda like that goat that you can buy for people that goes to someone living in poverty. Our Boxes are a beautiful gift full of yummies sourced from those in the area hit by the devastating 7.8 earthquake, aftershocks, closed roads, no tourists, damaged homes etc.

Not that we are comparing people in poverty to those in Hurunui and Kaikoura! But we don't want our neighbours to become improvished and lose their livelihoods. It's about helping our big backyard and for those like us in Canterbury - it is a lovely chance to give back as we received so much support that meant so much in those early days and months of our quakes.

update

06/12/2016 at 10:51 AM

We've got the supply of wonderful fancy syrups and cordials arriving in Christchurch today from Hanmer!

This is the lovely message we got from the husband and wife team that make them:

"My husband and I have a small business called 'Out in the Wild' and we make fruit syrups and cordials. All made from locally hand picked fruit and natural with no added preservatives. We make elderflower cordial, wild plum syrup, yellow plum syrup and apricot syrup. We also make sour cherry syrup and lavender syrup.

This 'in the box'  is really helping us as we don't have our own shop and have just lost supplying to our key shops during the time when we sell the most to them over the summer months. We hope that the Kaikoura Cheese shop will be up and running once Kaikoura is open again. Sarah who runs the Waiau gift shop hopes to reopen this when she has sorted out her red-stickered house, so maybe next year?? We are just a small part time business.

 
We started our business in 2011 as my husband was looking after our daughter and he wanted some 'extra' to do. We enjoy growing our own veges/fruit and like foraging for fruit/wild food and wanted to make and sell delicious natural fruit syrups and cordials for others to enjoy. We have only kept as a small business as currently we both work and have a young family."
 
Yum - can't wait to put these treasures in a box for you and know that it will support this young family!
 

    Pledgers 26

    Ann Whatley
    2016-12-16 14:21:38 +1300
    Elise Lepple
    2016-12-16 12:17:34 +1300
    Tina Joy Corson
    2016-12-13 13:02:44 +1300

    "This is a great idea, we will all support it as much as we can! xx"

    Tina Joy Corson
    2016-12-13 13:00:21 +1300

    "Merry Christmas we are all thinking of you xx"

    Erin Stewart
    2016-12-09 16:43:24 +1300
    Gill Coe
    2016-12-09 15:38:25 +1300

    "Well done Michelle - great initiative"

    Regina Speer
    2016-12-08 14:27:08 +1300
    Errol
    2016-12-07 20:04:43 +1300
    Errol
    2016-12-07 20:02:44 +1300
    Errol
    2016-12-07 20:00:58 +1300
    Jolene Parker
    2016-12-07 19:12:26 +1300
    sarina Dickson
    2016-12-07 18:50:10 +1300
    sarina Dickson
    2016-12-07 18:49:17 +1300

    "Great work!"

    Andrea Hay
    2016-12-06 21:41:21 +1300
    Julianne Taylor
    2016-12-06 15:37:57 +1300
    Catherine Cattanach
    2016-12-06 11:43:58 +1300

    "Good on you guys! This is a really lovely initiative and I hope you get it off the ground. xx"

    Sarah Yanicki
    2016-12-05 10:21:40 +1300
    Ali Hughes
    2016-12-05 09:45:40 +1300
    Barbar Whitaker
    2016-12-03 12:48:34 +1300

    "This is a great idea."

    Lucy D'Aeth
    2016-12-03 09:15:29 +1300
    Raf Manji
    2016-12-03 08:21:57 +1300

    "Wonderful gift. "

    Margaret Hadley
    2016-12-02 20:56:15 +1300
    HM
    2016-12-02 20:46:34 +1300
    Marnie Kent
    2016-12-02 20:31:01 +1300
    GRobertsonlen
    2016-12-02 14:28:16 +1300

    "I am thankful that I was not inconvenienced by the earthquake and I feel sympathy for all those who are."

    Lewis Laing
    2016-12-02 14:04:58 +1300

    Followers

    Followers of Alpine Pacific gift box that gives twice

    Alpine Pacific Gift Box That Gives Twice

    Project 2016-12-01 12:55:17 +1300

    Delight in a gift that gives twice this Christmas.

    North Canterbury, Hurunui and Kaikoura have all been impacted by the devastating 7.8 earthquake and continuing aftershocks. Alpline Pacific in a Box showcases local products and supports what this special region has to offer. It is a unique way to support the communities and their livelihoods devastated by the earthquakes and subsequent downturn in tourist and travel trade. Our boxes will be hand-picked for quality, and offer a sample of local and regional products chosen for the way in which it encapsulates the region’s character.

    This is a story of Canterbury people wanting to give back, having direct experience of the love and giving received to our community following the Christchurch earthquakes. This is a non-profit venture to ensure that the support goes directly to local business and communities. The name of the box is a nod to the Alpine Pacific Triangle State Highway route that connects these regions together. 

    Savour every bite and sip of your Alpine Pacific in a Box knowing it is helping others through tough times. #eqtoughtimes

    Flourishing People

    We will also support the wellbeing and recovery of these communities with what we have learnt from the Canterbury experience and extensive International disaster recovery research. With your help we can deliver fabulous wellbeing initaitives to these communties.

    www.flourish.org.nz     Facebook

    Flourish Inc is a collective of activators and wellbeing experts. We are the people behind River of Flowers, All Right? Wellbeing Campaign, The Wellbeing Game and past involvement with Gap Filler, Street Art Festival and more. We get good shit done and engage with the communities.

    We are backed by Connect Aotearoa - a social enterprise that supports people doing good.

    Comments

    You can still support the campaign!

    16/12/2016 at 4:44 PM

    It looks like we won't make our target but we are rapt to have had your support. The way pledgeme works is that the money you pledged only gets transfered to us if we reach the target. So you can assume you won't be charged but you can still support us!

    We still have artisan products available to make up $30-50 boxes. This still then supports some of the small businesses in the earthquake affected regions and enables us to set up in the new year a new enterprise to carry on this GOOD work and offering boxes at anytime from this region and a new Canterburyinabox.

    So firstly, if you would still like a $30-50 Apline Pacific Box of gorgeous goodies please email me directly connect(at)flourish.org.nz

    Secondly, Like us on Facebook to keep up with the new developments and exciting new innovative venture starting up next year to continue this GOOD work. https://www.facebook.com/AlpinePacificinabox/ and https://www.facebook.com/FlourishChCh/

    A very big warm thanks for your support to this campaign. It has taken a lot of work but we have set up some great relationships with small family businesses across the Hurunui and Kaikoura. We are very passionate about continuing this work and supporting these communities through tough times. It is still very early days.

    Merry Christmas

    Michelle Whitaker

     

    love in a box

    13/12/2016 at 1:21 PM

    We are only a few days off for the end of the campaign and needing to reach our target!

    Thanks for your support through your pledge - that's fantastic! We are sourcing some amazing products and working through the logistics of making it easy for those most affected by sending volunteers from Christchurch to go pick stuff up from as far as Cheviot!

    Can you also support us helping this eq region by sharing the campaign via email, facebook or old school chatting at the watercooler? Can't believe it's only been a month since the 7.8 and they are working through aftershocks and cleaning up damage still.

    Help is get to the target by the end of this friday! Like, Share, Pledge!

    https://www.facebook.com/AlpinePacificinabox/

    If you need to contact me with ideas, contacts, volunteer help please do! connect(at)flourish.org.nz

     

    Flourishing Foldie Thing

    08/12/2016 at 6:50 PM

    Handmade and a fun way to get your kids to do wellbeing strategy without knowing it! Adult friendly too.

    Thank you for pledging, please also support wide through your networks. We are a wee way off the target and need help! So please share, share, share. Facebook, email, chat to friends, website, forums...

     

    Secret Santa

    07/12/2016 at 5:59 PM

    Due to popular demand we have added a new reward! A secret santa box that will show up all your work colleagues - which if we are talking frankly - is what we all like to do in a good way!

    Kinda like that goat that you can buy for people that goes to someone living in poverty. Our Boxes are a beautiful gift full of yummies sourced from those in the area hit by the devastating 7.8 earthquake, aftershocks, closed roads, no tourists, damaged homes etc.

    Not that we are comparing people in poverty to those in Hurunui and Kaikoura! But we don't want our neighbours to become improvished and lose their livelihoods. It's about helping our big backyard and for those like us in Canterbury - it is a lovely chance to give back as we received so much support that meant so much in those early days and months of our quakes.

    update

    06/12/2016 at 10:51 AM

    We've got the supply of wonderful fancy syrups and cordials arriving in Christchurch today from Hanmer!

    This is the lovely message we got from the husband and wife team that make them:

    "My husband and I have a small business called 'Out in the Wild' and we make fruit syrups and cordials. All made from locally hand picked fruit and natural with no added preservatives. We make elderflower cordial, wild plum syrup, yellow plum syrup and apricot syrup. We also make sour cherry syrup and lavender syrup.

    This 'in the box'  is really helping us as we don't have our own shop and have just lost supplying to our key shops during the time when we sell the most to them over the summer months. We hope that the Kaikoura Cheese shop will be up and running once Kaikoura is open again. Sarah who runs the Waiau gift shop hopes to reopen this when she has sorted out her red-stickered house, so maybe next year?? We are just a small part time business.

     
    We started our business in 2011 as my husband was looking after our daughter and he wanted some 'extra' to do. We enjoy growing our own veges/fruit and like foraging for fruit/wild food and wanted to make and sell delicious natural fruit syrups and cordials for others to enjoy. We have only kept as a small business as currently we both work and have a young family."
     
    Yum - can't wait to put these treasures in a box for you and know that it will support this young family!
     
      Ann Whatley
      2016-12-16 14:21:38 +1300
      Elise Lepple
      2016-12-16 12:17:34 +1300
      Tina Joy Corson
      2016-12-13 13:02:44 +1300

      "This is a great idea, we will all support it as much as we can! xx"

      Tina Joy Corson
      2016-12-13 13:00:21 +1300

      "Merry Christmas we are all thinking of you xx"

      Erin Stewart
      2016-12-09 16:43:24 +1300
      Gill Coe
      2016-12-09 15:38:25 +1300

      "Well done Michelle - great initiative"

      Regina Speer
      2016-12-08 14:27:08 +1300
      Errol
      2016-12-07 20:04:43 +1300
      Errol
      2016-12-07 20:02:44 +1300
      Errol
      2016-12-07 20:00:58 +1300
      Jolene Parker
      2016-12-07 19:12:26 +1300
      sarina Dickson
      2016-12-07 18:50:10 +1300
      sarina Dickson
      2016-12-07 18:49:17 +1300

      "Great work!"

      Andrea Hay
      2016-12-06 21:41:21 +1300
      Julianne Taylor
      2016-12-06 15:37:57 +1300
      Catherine Cattanach
      2016-12-06 11:43:58 +1300

      "Good on you guys! This is a really lovely initiative and I hope you get it off the ground. xx"

      Sarah Yanicki
      2016-12-05 10:21:40 +1300
      Ali Hughes
      2016-12-05 09:45:40 +1300
      Barbar Whitaker
      2016-12-03 12:48:34 +1300

      "This is a great idea."

      Lucy D'Aeth
      2016-12-03 09:15:29 +1300
      Raf Manji
      2016-12-03 08:21:57 +1300

      "Wonderful gift. "

      Margaret Hadley
      2016-12-02 20:56:15 +1300
      HM
      2016-12-02 20:46:34 +1300
      Marnie Kent
      2016-12-02 20:31:01 +1300
      GRobertsonlen
      2016-12-02 14:28:16 +1300

      "I am thankful that I was not inconvenienced by the earthquake and I feel sympathy for all those who are."

      Lewis Laing
      2016-12-02 14:04:58 +1300

      Followers of Alpine Pacific gift box that gives twice

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 16/12/2016 at 11:00 PM.