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

    Jenny Cameron
    2017-03-16 12:51:02 +1300

    "Lovely idea. Good luck!"

    Candice
    2017-03-15 08:50:57 +1300

    "What a genius idea! I'm going to attempt making my first one myself :) Best of luck xxx"

    Emma Coker
    2017-03-14 22:26:31 +1300

    "Brilliant, awesome and wonderful 💕"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-14 21:21:47 +1300
    Kirsten Richards
    2017-03-14 20:40:30 +1300

    "Go Presh! So proud of this dream becoming reality. "

    Barry GPledgeMe Staff
    2017-03-14 03:32:14 +1300

    "Love it Claire! I'll grab me a men's Alex in mist please"

    Kat Jenkins
    2017-03-13 11:31:16 +1300
    Tricia
    2017-03-13 08:50:52 +1300

    "Bravo Claire - this is such a great initiative!"

    Tamryn Roy
    2017-03-12 14:46:36 +1300

    "Thanks Claire, you are amazing x"

    Gordon Euinton
    2017-03-12 12:44:03 +1300

    "Great idea"

    Angie Cunniffe
    2017-03-12 12:12:46 +1300
    Loren woolmore
    2017-03-12 08:54:43 +1300

    "Love what you do! Thank you (Frankie in oatmeal size 4-10year please. Thanks)"

    Zandra Dol
    2017-03-12 08:00:50 +1300

    "What a wonderful cause. Keep up the fantastic work! "

    Ashlea
    2017-03-11 19:55:00 +1300

    "This is soooo amazing and inspirational. "

    Janelle Collins
    2017-03-11 16:29:54 +1300

    "Love your work Make Give Live! Hope you reach your target so you can keep doing the work you love, and changing the lives of people in need."

    Melissa Kearney
    2017-03-11 15:00:12 +1300

    "Good luck! I look forward to seeing these beanies all over! XXX"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-11 13:52:34 +1300
    Sheryl Blythen
    2017-03-11 12:18:51 +1300

    "Love your work Claire"

    Jenna James
    2017-03-11 12:15:12 +1300

    "Wish you, as always, the best of luck in your venture!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-11 11:51:36 +1300
    Catherine Sun
    2017-03-11 11:20:23 +1300
    Lindsay Weaver
    2017-03-11 11:02:46 +1300

    "Hi, good luck with the funding...I would like to order two adult beanies please - BOBBIE - CHARCOAL and a mens hat too MILON - GREY MARLE"

    Michelle Euinton
    2017-03-11 10:53:46 +1300

    "I love everything about this and can't wait for our new beanies this winter!!"

    Terri Taylor
    2017-03-11 10:16:12 +1300

    "Such an awesome concept and these beanies are to die for! Can't wait to get my new beanie for the winter :) Good luck Claire xxx"

    Julie Russell
    2017-03-11 09:04:27 +1300
    Hayley
    2017-03-11 08:54:44 +1300

    "All the best Claire, love your work! Mwah!"

    Helen Dol
    2017-03-10 22:10:40 +1300

    "😍"

    Followers 2

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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

    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!

      Jenny Cameron
      2017-03-16 12:51:02 +1300

      "Lovely idea. Good luck!"

      Candice
      2017-03-15 08:50:57 +1300

      "What a genius idea! I'm going to attempt making my first one myself :) Best of luck xxx"

      Emma Coker
      2017-03-14 22:26:31 +1300

      "Brilliant, awesome and wonderful 💕"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-14 21:21:47 +1300
      Kirsten Richards
      2017-03-14 20:40:30 +1300

      "Go Presh! So proud of this dream becoming reality. "

      Barry GPledgeMe Staff
      2017-03-14 03:32:14 +1300

      "Love it Claire! I'll grab me a men's Alex in mist please"

      Kat Jenkins
      2017-03-13 11:31:16 +1300
      Tricia
      2017-03-13 08:50:52 +1300

      "Bravo Claire - this is such a great initiative!"

      Tamryn Roy
      2017-03-12 14:46:36 +1300

      "Thanks Claire, you are amazing x"

      Gordon Euinton
      2017-03-12 12:44:03 +1300

      "Great idea"

      Angie Cunniffe
      2017-03-12 12:12:46 +1300
      Loren woolmore
      2017-03-12 08:54:43 +1300

      "Love what you do! Thank you (Frankie in oatmeal size 4-10year please. Thanks)"

      Zandra Dol
      2017-03-12 08:00:50 +1300

      "What a wonderful cause. Keep up the fantastic work! "

      Ashlea
      2017-03-11 19:55:00 +1300

      "This is soooo amazing and inspirational. "

      Janelle Collins
      2017-03-11 16:29:54 +1300

      "Love your work Make Give Live! Hope you reach your target so you can keep doing the work you love, and changing the lives of people in need."

      Melissa Kearney
      2017-03-11 15:00:12 +1300

      "Good luck! I look forward to seeing these beanies all over! XXX"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-11 13:52:34 +1300
      Sheryl Blythen
      2017-03-11 12:18:51 +1300

      "Love your work Claire"

      Jenna James
      2017-03-11 12:15:12 +1300

      "Wish you, as always, the best of luck in your venture!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-11 11:51:36 +1300
      Catherine Sun
      2017-03-11 11:20:23 +1300
      Lindsay Weaver
      2017-03-11 11:02:46 +1300

      "Hi, good luck with the funding...I would like to order two adult beanies please - BOBBIE - CHARCOAL and a mens hat too MILON - GREY MARLE"

      Michelle Euinton
      2017-03-11 10:53:46 +1300

      "I love everything about this and can't wait for our new beanies this winter!!"

      Terri Taylor
      2017-03-11 10:16:12 +1300

      "Such an awesome concept and these beanies are to die for! Can't wait to get my new beanie for the winter :) Good luck Claire xxx"

      Julie Russell
      2017-03-11 09:04:27 +1300
      Hayley
      2017-03-11 08:54:44 +1300

      "All the best Claire, love your work! Mwah!"

      Helen Dol
      2017-03-10 22:10:40 +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.