Buy to Give with MAKE GIVE LIVE

By Claire Conza

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Buy To Give With MAKE GIVE LIVE

Project 2017-03-02 21:30:23 +1300

 


After a bit of a breakdown/meltdown/serious bout of depression - what ever you want to call it (most of us have had them) I almost lost everything and I was forced to stop and really think about what I was doing with my life and WHY. After a lot of soul searching and discovering, I realised I could put my skills and experience to good use helping others overcome something I had struggled with myself, particularly while pregnant with pre-natal depression. That was when I picked up knitting again with a friend and found so much therapy in the mindful process of knitting and the joy of creating something useful and beautiful in a time when I wasn't able to do much else. Of course the comfort and distraction of having good company certainly helped too - that and a lot of cups of tea!! I decided if it worked for me, others would also benefit, and Make Give Live was born.

 

A social enterprise is an organisation that sits somewhere in the middle of charity and business. It trades to fund its charitable purpose, rather than relying on donations and grants, and 100% of profits go towards its purpose rather than any shareholders. We are no regular business that focusses on profit, performance and staff; we care about impact, fulfillment and family!

Make Give Live is focussed on easing isolation and improving wellbeing through the therapy of face-to-face connection and mindful making with purpose. People of all ages and backgrounds come together weekly in their area groups to enjoy each other's company, a cuppa, and to hand knit or crochet a collection of beanies that we sell using a 'Buy one - Give one' model.

For each beanie sold we give one to a homeless or elderly person in need with the help of our partners. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see our fabulous range of gorgeous beanies.

 

We have 5 groups in Auckland now, although a couple haven't started back up yet this year due to lack of resources, so with your help we'd love to get North Shore and Kumeu going again. Birkenhead, Central Auckland and Whangaparaoa groups are unstoppable! Even when we are low on wool they still meet up as the friendships run so deep now and they get so much out of their weekly meetups.

There are still a few places available in North Shore, Birkenhead and Kumeu groups, although they will fill fast as we like to keep them under 10 people to maintain the intimacy. We can only establish new groups at a rate that is sustainable which is likely to be one or two every couple of months. Please register your interest on our website if you'd like to be involved in a group or run a group in your area.

Research confims huge theraputic benefits from knitting and crochet. This combined with the intergenerational social benefits and a group effort for a shared purpose and vision is very powerful, and our vision is to be able to offer this magic to many more Kiwis around NZ, and, of course, gifting people in need a practical beanie not only warms their heads but their hearts too! 100% of profits go back into serving our purpose.



 

Check out our beautiful beanie collection. Each one is hand crafted with love by our incredible Make Give Live Family.
They are made with 100% NZ wool with recycled macrocapa tags.

Our capacity is limited so get in quick for a May delivery! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

TO YOU  

Thank you for supporting a movement
where lives are enriched, skills and good times are shared,
wellbeing is improved, friendships are sparked and nurtured,
communities are strengthened, generations are connected,
people are given purpose and those who need it most are given handmade warmth.

TO OUR TEAM  

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all our makers and group leaders who have believed in Make Give Live
and given freely of their time, skills and support to get this going.

TO LITTLE MUSIC PLAY

Thanks for supporting us and donating 30 free online memberships.
Little MusicPlay's vision is to share the joy of MusicPlay with babies, kids, parents, grandparents, caregivers and educators. Bond, connect, learn and most importantly have fun with the songs, activities and MusicPlay ideas with your online MusicPlay Membership at www.littlemusicplay.com

TO OUR VIDEOGRAPHERS 

Thank you so much Andy & Steve from Rising Island Films for giving your time to make our video! 

TO MY FAMILY & FRIENDS

Your support means the world and this wouldn't be possible without your help xx

 

 

Comments

Updates 5

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WE DID IT - thanks to you!

06/04/2017 at 10:35 PM

I can't thank you all enough! Your support means the world and now we get to do all the great suff we have planned - warming heads and hearts.

We felt confident a week ago and started making some of your beanie pledges and I took a few videos of them being made which I will share on our page - please give it a like if you haven't already and follow our journey Make Give Live

or if instagram is your thing we are here... Make Give Live

Please keep sharing as it's open till Sunday and the more we get the more good we can do :)

We'll be in touch about your rewards again soon.

THANK YOU!

Claire and the Make Give Live team

Celebrate! We're half way :)

31/03/2017 at 5:03 PM

Celebrate! It's friday night and we just cracked the $2000 mark which means we are half way there!!

Thank you all so very much! Please keep sharing and talking about it to people.

We are going to start making your beanie rewards as we are confident we will reach our goal :)

Watch this space...

Have a great weekend!

Love Claire and the Make Give Live family!

Share the Love with Someone

23/03/2017 at 7:14 PM

Hey pledgers,

Thank you all so very much for your support! We are tracking well at $1440 and still have quite a bit more work to do to get our camapign out there.

We would be forever grateful if you could help us a little and share it with a personal message to one person who you think would be into a rad beanie for themselves, their cool kids, or their stylish bubbas, or a gift of course!

We just posted a lovely package with a Purity Fragrance!

Of course sharing on Facebook is awesome too!

Together we can do this :) we need it to be a success so that you can get your rewards and all this goodness can happen - it's all or nothing :)

Thanks again, your support means the world

Claire xx

Off to a Great Start - Thank You!

13/03/2017 at 10:48 AM

Wow! A massive THANK YOU to everyone that has supported so far by pledging and sharing! The goal for these campaigns is generally 10% of the target in 48 hours and we got that in 4 hours :) In 48 hours we hit over 20% now almost at 25%! Anyway just numbers, it's the love and support that counts the most, we're in it for the long game #changinglives

If you didn't find a place to let me know which beanie you wanted if you pledged for one as a reward, feel free to flick me an email  at [email protected] 

Thanks again, it really means the world to us!

    Pledgers 87

    the howie
    2017-04-05 14:40:44 +1200
    Claire Hewitt
    2017-04-05 14:12:06 +1200

    "Best of luck with your beautiful project Claire"

    Charlene
    2017-04-05 00:03:29 +1200

    "Lots of love to you Claire and the Make Give Live team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Char xx"

    Natalie Tolhopf
    2017-04-04 21:03:41 +1200

    "Such an incredible cause!"

    Marilyn Cowley
    2017-04-03 20:06:07 +1200

    "Helen beanie charcoal with pink. Other hat being made for little boy with leukemia who I am having my hair off for :)"

    Judy Hart
    2017-04-03 16:07:57 +1200
    Kate Mitchell
    2017-04-03 14:30:42 +1200

    "1 hat in navy and cream for 18month old and same design for adult female."

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-04-03 11:56:13 +1200

    "Could I please have the Madison adult beanie in navy, and Madison child size 1-3 also in navy. :-) "

    Karen Ward
    2017-04-01 18:31:58 +1300

    "Great that I will be have a great beanie to keep my head warm and it will make my heart warm as well. Bobbie Beanie in tangerine please"

    Sue Breen
    2017-03-31 22:33:38 +1300

    "Can I please have the Milon style in Charcoal for a woman, thanks. Keep up the great work :-)"

    Sian Stimson
    2017-03-31 22:28:46 +1300

    "I love the philosophy of Make. Give. Live. Claire's passion, energy and commitment to making it work is inspiring."

    Kate Appleton
    2017-03-31 16:03:55 +1300
    Jo Hayes
    2017-03-31 11:58:31 +1300

    "Adult Milan Grey Marle, Madison Navy - 4 - 10 yrs please Thank you! Fantastic cause and fab looking Beanies! Well done Claire!"

    Kim
    2017-03-31 08:08:03 +1300
    Kim
    2017-03-31 08:05:24 +1300
    Anna
    2017-03-30 14:32:55 +1300

    "Hi there 2 x frankie beanies please. Both Oatmeal and both sized 4 - 10 yrs. "

    Rachel Grant
    2017-03-29 17:45:59 +1300

    "What an amazing cause! Keep it up!"

    Paula Alexander
    2017-03-28 16:10:18 +1300

    "Love the idea"

    Lizzie Ferenth
    2017-03-27 20:13:58 +1300

    "What a fantastic thing you are doing! Love this x"

    Stacey Wesley
    2017-03-25 13:51:35 +1300

    "Fabulous cause, may it grow into something even more bigger and beautiful!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-25 12:03:56 +1300
    Claire Neville
    2017-03-24 17:46:12 +1300

    "Bobbie in dove grey please! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-24 15:57:03 +1300
    Kirsty Cameron
    2017-03-24 09:21:21 +1300

    "Pledge for "Pink Pussy" beanie knitted by Sheryl Blythen"

    Tracey Smith
    2017-03-23 20:40:04 +1300
    Katherine
    2017-03-23 08:46:18 +1300
    Luis Dueñas
    2017-03-21 13:28:06 +1300

    "You got my support. You go Claire!!"

    Sarah King
    2017-03-16 17:55:32 +1300
    Lynne Euinton
    2017-03-16 17:52:35 +1300
    Raylene Ramsay
    2017-03-16 17:22:00 +1300

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    Project 2017-03-02 21:30:23 +1300

     


    After a bit of a breakdown/meltdown/serious bout of depression - what ever you want to call it (most of us have had them) I almost lost everything and I was forced to stop and really think about what I was doing with my life and WHY. After a lot of soul searching and discovering, I realised I could put my skills and experience to good use helping others overcome something I had struggled with myself, particularly while pregnant with pre-natal depression. That was when I picked up knitting again with a friend and found so much therapy in the mindful process of knitting and the joy of creating something useful and beautiful in a time when I wasn't able to do much else. Of course the comfort and distraction of having good company certainly helped too - that and a lot of cups of tea!! I decided if it worked for me, others would also benefit, and Make Give Live was born.

     

    A social enterprise is an organisation that sits somewhere in the middle of charity and business. It trades to fund its charitable purpose, rather than relying on donations and grants, and 100% of profits go towards its purpose rather than any shareholders. We are no regular business that focusses on profit, performance and staff; we care about impact, fulfillment and family!

    Make Give Live is focussed on easing isolation and improving wellbeing through the therapy of face-to-face connection and mindful making with purpose. People of all ages and backgrounds come together weekly in their area groups to enjoy each other's company, a cuppa, and to hand knit or crochet a collection of beanies that we sell using a 'Buy one - Give one' model.

    For each beanie sold we give one to a homeless or elderly person in need with the help of our partners. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see our fabulous range of gorgeous beanies.

     

    We have 5 groups in Auckland now, although a couple haven't started back up yet this year due to lack of resources, so with your help we'd love to get North Shore and Kumeu going again. Birkenhead, Central Auckland and Whangaparaoa groups are unstoppable! Even when we are low on wool they still meet up as the friendships run so deep now and they get so much out of their weekly meetups.

    There are still a few places available in North Shore, Birkenhead and Kumeu groups, although they will fill fast as we like to keep them under 10 people to maintain the intimacy. We can only establish new groups at a rate that is sustainable which is likely to be one or two every couple of months. Please register your interest on our website if you'd like to be involved in a group or run a group in your area.

    Research confims huge theraputic benefits from knitting and crochet. This combined with the intergenerational social benefits and a group effort for a shared purpose and vision is very powerful, and our vision is to be able to offer this magic to many more Kiwis around NZ, and, of course, gifting people in need a practical beanie not only warms their heads but their hearts too! 100% of profits go back into serving our purpose.



     

    Check out our beautiful beanie collection. Each one is hand crafted with love by our incredible Make Give Live Family.
    They are made with 100% NZ wool with recycled macrocapa tags.

    Our capacity is limited so get in quick for a May delivery! 

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

    TO YOU  

    Thank you for supporting a movement
    where lives are enriched, skills and good times are shared,
    wellbeing is improved, friendships are sparked and nurtured,
    communities are strengthened, generations are connected,
    people are given purpose and those who need it most are given handmade warmth.

    TO OUR TEAM  

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all our makers and group leaders who have believed in Make Give Live
    and given freely of their time, skills and support to get this going.

    TO LITTLE MUSIC PLAY

    Thanks for supporting us and donating 30 free online memberships.
    Little MusicPlay's vision is to share the joy of MusicPlay with babies, kids, parents, grandparents, caregivers and educators. Bond, connect, learn and most importantly have fun with the songs, activities and MusicPlay ideas with your online MusicPlay Membership at www.littlemusicplay.com

    TO OUR VIDEOGRAPHERS 

    Thank you so much Andy & Steve from Rising Island Films for giving your time to make our video! 

    TO MY FAMILY & FRIENDS

    Your support means the world and this wouldn't be possible without your help xx

     

     

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    WE DID IT - thanks to you!

    06/04/2017 at 10:35 PM

    I can't thank you all enough! Your support means the world and now we get to do all the great suff we have planned - warming heads and hearts.

    We felt confident a week ago and started making some of your beanie pledges and I took a few videos of them being made which I will share on our page - please give it a like if you haven't already and follow our journey Make Give Live

    or if instagram is your thing we are here... Make Give Live

    Please keep sharing as it's open till Sunday and the more we get the more good we can do :)

    We'll be in touch about your rewards again soon.

    THANK YOU!

    Claire and the Make Give Live team

    Celebrate! We're half way :)

    31/03/2017 at 5:03 PM

    Celebrate! It's friday night and we just cracked the $2000 mark which means we are half way there!!

    Thank you all so very much! Please keep sharing and talking about it to people.

    We are going to start making your beanie rewards as we are confident we will reach our goal :)

    Watch this space...

    Have a great weekend!

    Love Claire and the Make Give Live family!

    Share the Love with Someone

    23/03/2017 at 7:14 PM

    Hey pledgers,

    Thank you all so very much for your support! We are tracking well at $1440 and still have quite a bit more work to do to get our camapign out there.

    We would be forever grateful if you could help us a little and share it with a personal message to one person who you think would be into a rad beanie for themselves, their cool kids, or their stylish bubbas, or a gift of course!

    We just posted a lovely package with a Purity Fragrance!

    Of course sharing on Facebook is awesome too!

    Together we can do this :) we need it to be a success so that you can get your rewards and all this goodness can happen - it's all or nothing :)

    Thanks again, your support means the world

    Claire xx

    Off to a Great Start - Thank You!

    13/03/2017 at 10:48 AM

    Wow! A massive THANK YOU to everyone that has supported so far by pledging and sharing! The goal for these campaigns is generally 10% of the target in 48 hours and we got that in 4 hours :) In 48 hours we hit over 20% now almost at 25%! Anyway just numbers, it's the love and support that counts the most, we're in it for the long game #changinglives

    If you didn't find a place to let me know which beanie you wanted if you pledged for one as a reward, feel free to flick me an email  at [email protected] 

    Thanks again, it really means the world to us!

      the howie
      2017-04-05 14:40:44 +1200
      Claire Hewitt
      2017-04-05 14:12:06 +1200

      "Best of luck with your beautiful project Claire"

      Charlene
      2017-04-05 00:03:29 +1200

      "Lots of love to you Claire and the Make Give Live team. Look forward to seeing you soon! Char xx"

      Natalie Tolhopf
      2017-04-04 21:03:41 +1200

      "Such an incredible cause!"

      Marilyn Cowley
      2017-04-03 20:06:07 +1200

      "Helen beanie charcoal with pink. Other hat being made for little boy with leukemia who I am having my hair off for :)"

      Judy Hart
      2017-04-03 16:07:57 +1200
      Kate Mitchell
      2017-04-03 14:30:42 +1200

      "1 hat in navy and cream for 18month old and same design for adult female."

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-04-03 11:56:13 +1200

      "Could I please have the Madison adult beanie in navy, and Madison child size 1-3 also in navy. :-) "

      Karen Ward
      2017-04-01 18:31:58 +1300

      "Great that I will be have a great beanie to keep my head warm and it will make my heart warm as well. Bobbie Beanie in tangerine please"

      Sue Breen
      2017-03-31 22:33:38 +1300

      "Can I please have the Milon style in Charcoal for a woman, thanks. Keep up the great work :-)"

      Sian Stimson
      2017-03-31 22:28:46 +1300

      "I love the philosophy of Make. Give. Live. Claire's passion, energy and commitment to making it work is inspiring."

      Kate Appleton
      2017-03-31 16:03:55 +1300
      Jo Hayes
      2017-03-31 11:58:31 +1300

      "Adult Milan Grey Marle, Madison Navy - 4 - 10 yrs please Thank you! Fantastic cause and fab looking Beanies! Well done Claire!"

      Kim
      2017-03-31 08:08:03 +1300
      Kim
      2017-03-31 08:05:24 +1300
      Anna
      2017-03-30 14:32:55 +1300

      "Hi there 2 x frankie beanies please. Both Oatmeal and both sized 4 - 10 yrs. "

      Rachel Grant
      2017-03-29 17:45:59 +1300

      "What an amazing cause! Keep it up!"

      Paula Alexander
      2017-03-28 16:10:18 +1300

      "Love the idea"

      Lizzie Ferenth
      2017-03-27 20:13:58 +1300

      "What a fantastic thing you are doing! Love this x"

      Stacey Wesley
      2017-03-25 13:51:35 +1300

      "Fabulous cause, may it grow into something even more bigger and beautiful!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-25 12:03:56 +1300
      Claire Neville
      2017-03-24 17:46:12 +1300

      "Bobbie in dove grey please! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-24 15:57:03 +1300
      Kirsty Cameron
      2017-03-24 09:21:21 +1300

      "Pledge for "Pink Pussy" beanie knitted by Sheryl Blythen"

      Tracey Smith
      2017-03-23 20:40:04 +1300
      Katherine
      2017-03-23 08:46:18 +1300
      Luis Dueñas
      2017-03-21 13:28:06 +1300

      "You got my support. You go Claire!!"

      Sarah King
      2017-03-16 17:55:32 +1300
      Lynne Euinton
      2017-03-16 17:52:35 +1300
      Raylene Ramsay
      2017-03-16 17:22:00 +1300

      Followers of Buy to Give with MAKE GIVE LIVE

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 09/04/2017 at 10:00 PM.