Carepacks for Carers

By Rafael Lee

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Carepacks For Carers

Project 2017-12-03 21:09:51 +1300

A while ago. I met this amazing lady named Timmy Smith from Waiheke Island. She wears many hats, a mother, a business woman, a community warrior, tea blender and jewellery maker just to name a few. One thing that struck a chord with me was her passion to support Starship Hospital where she had to make countless visits for her daughter.

As a new father of two young children, I could not imagine what it would be like to stay at the hospital while caring for your child. It must be a frightening experience to see your beautiful child fighting for life. You will be doing all you can to care for your child. Caring for yourself, especially in an emergency situation, I can only imagine that it will be the last thing on your list. Yet, the carers need to be cared for too.

Timmy, based on her own experience, has decided to create Carepacks for Carers.

Carepacks for Carers is about providing “Knowledge, Nourishment and Connection” for carers.

It will be packed with information and knowledge that parents need to know about their stay at Starship Hospital.

It will be packed with items to nourish the carers like healthy snacks and care products.

It will be packed with means of connection like a simple cell phone charger. But mostly a connection to the group of supporters, like YOU. To let the carers know that they are not doing this alone.

I was moved by Timmy’s story and her positive spirit. So I have decided to support Carepacks for Carers project by setting up a crowdfunding campaign with PledgeMe. Also, I will be participating the Epic Swim 10 km race in Lake Taupo in Jan 2018 to help raise fund for this project. This will be a challenge for myself, as I have never swum 10km in open water before.

The money raised will be used to create the first few hundred carepacks to give great momentum to this project. The Carepacks for Carers will be made sustainable via “Pay Forward” model, where a carer who receive this carepack will be given a choice of buying a pack or two for other carers. We believe in the power of the crowd and putting a small effort together to make a big impact.

Comments

Updates 3

We are featured in newspapers!

25/01/2018 at 6:42 AM

Our busking and fundraising effort has been featured in Stuff News Website and Waiheke Marketplace Newspaper recently.

Article on Stuff.co.nz

 

Front page on Waiheke Marketplace Newspaper.

Busking at the Waiheke Ostend Market today

20/01/2018 at 7:13 PM

Busking Duo - Bazabu and Riffraff

Fantastic day at the Waiheke Ostend Market. Beautiful weather and we raised $152.20 today!

 

Also, we have now reached the target of $5,000!!

 

Epic Swim and Epic Results

16/01/2018 at 5:50 AM

It was an awesome weekend and I have done it!

3 hours and 4 minutes in the water and I have completed the longest swim in my life!

For stories, follow us on the facebook here.

https://www.facebook.com/carepacksforcarers/

Thanks!

    Pledgers 68

    Keziah Singleton
    2018-01-25 11:52:01 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-22 14:50:34 +1300
    Adrian Bev Tidman
    2018-01-22 10:34:46 +1300
    Adithi Pandit
    2018-01-22 09:46:04 +1300

    "Nice work Raf! Congratulations on your swim :) "

    Tara Cross
    2018-01-22 08:05:02 +1300
    Rafael Lee
    2018-01-20 19:06:56 +1300

    "Busking from the Waiheke Ostend Market!!"

    Ross Barker
    2018-01-20 17:05:26 +1300

    "Thank you guys and well done we are on our way."

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-20 14:21:11 +1300
    Biren Thomas
    2018-01-20 10:50:57 +1300
    Pamela Lim
    2018-01-19 17:43:20 +1300

    "What a wonderful practical idea, Thankyou"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-19 17:42:46 +1300
    Paul
    2018-01-19 16:42:46 +1300
    Terryann Clark
    2018-01-19 13:42:15 +1300
    DillonPhotography
    2018-01-18 15:46:33 +1300

    "Wishing love and support to all parents who receive a care package."

    Kate
    2018-01-18 15:39:44 +1300

    "arohanui xx"

    Rafael Lee
    2018-01-18 05:23:43 +1300

    "Pledging to my 10k Swim challenge!"

    Markus Stamm
    2018-01-15 17:44:06 +1300
    Reyedr
    2018-01-15 14:28:54 +1300

    "Well done Rafael, Good on ya mate!"

    Patrick McVeigh
    2018-01-15 14:08:35 +1300
    Ruth Church
    2018-01-15 10:21:59 +1300

    "Sending all my love and support Timmy, Ruthy xxxx"

    Donna Rogers
    2018-01-14 13:59:15 +1300

    "I would be interested in helping if you need any help with anything...x"

    Michelle Hepburn
    2018-01-14 09:06:53 +1300

    "Best wishes Timmy & team x "

    Craig Russell
    2018-01-13 23:06:36 +1300
    Jeanne Harrison
    2018-01-13 08:30:45 +1300

    "Another wonderful idea from Timmy Smith. Good Luck Rafael. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-13 08:26:49 +1300
    Irene Wood
    2018-01-12 18:49:26 +1300

    " So happy to contribute to this absolutely beautiful idea to provide some comfort to the Carers of sick children. xxx"

    karen titulaer
    2018-01-12 11:20:04 +1300

    "Good luck!"

    Alastair Hulbert
    2018-01-12 11:17:51 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-12 10:12:39 +1300
    Fiona Syme
    2018-01-12 10:07:03 +1300

    "Fantastic initiative. Keep up the good work. "

    Followers 3

    Followers of Carepacks for Carers

    Carepacks For Carers

    Project 2017-12-03 21:09:51 +1300

    A while ago. I met this amazing lady named Timmy Smith from Waiheke Island. She wears many hats, a mother, a business woman, a community warrior, tea blender and jewellery maker just to name a few. One thing that struck a chord with me was her passion to support Starship Hospital where she had to make countless visits for her daughter.

    As a new father of two young children, I could not imagine what it would be like to stay at the hospital while caring for your child. It must be a frightening experience to see your beautiful child fighting for life. You will be doing all you can to care for your child. Caring for yourself, especially in an emergency situation, I can only imagine that it will be the last thing on your list. Yet, the carers need to be cared for too.

    Timmy, based on her own experience, has decided to create Carepacks for Carers.

    Carepacks for Carers is about providing “Knowledge, Nourishment and Connection” for carers.

    It will be packed with information and knowledge that parents need to know about their stay at Starship Hospital.

    It will be packed with items to nourish the carers like healthy snacks and care products.

    It will be packed with means of connection like a simple cell phone charger. But mostly a connection to the group of supporters, like YOU. To let the carers know that they are not doing this alone.

    I was moved by Timmy’s story and her positive spirit. So I have decided to support Carepacks for Carers project by setting up a crowdfunding campaign with PledgeMe. Also, I will be participating the Epic Swim 10 km race in Lake Taupo in Jan 2018 to help raise fund for this project. This will be a challenge for myself, as I have never swum 10km in open water before.

    The money raised will be used to create the first few hundred carepacks to give great momentum to this project. The Carepacks for Carers will be made sustainable via “Pay Forward” model, where a carer who receive this carepack will be given a choice of buying a pack or two for other carers. We believe in the power of the crowd and putting a small effort together to make a big impact.

    Comments

    We are featured in newspapers!

    25/01/2018 at 6:42 AM

    Our busking and fundraising effort has been featured in Stuff News Website and Waiheke Marketplace Newspaper recently.

    Article on Stuff.co.nz

     

    Front page on Waiheke Marketplace Newspaper.

    Busking at the Waiheke Ostend Market today

    20/01/2018 at 7:13 PM

    Busking Duo - Bazabu and Riffraff

    Fantastic day at the Waiheke Ostend Market. Beautiful weather and we raised $152.20 today!

     

    Also, we have now reached the target of $5,000!!

     

    Epic Swim and Epic Results

    16/01/2018 at 5:50 AM

    It was an awesome weekend and I have done it!

    3 hours and 4 minutes in the water and I have completed the longest swim in my life!

    For stories, follow us on the facebook here.

    https://www.facebook.com/carepacksforcarers/

    Thanks!

      Keziah Singleton
      2018-01-25 11:52:01 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-22 14:50:34 +1300
      Adrian Bev Tidman
      2018-01-22 10:34:46 +1300
      Adithi Pandit
      2018-01-22 09:46:04 +1300

      "Nice work Raf! Congratulations on your swim :) "

      Tara Cross
      2018-01-22 08:05:02 +1300
      Rafael Lee
      2018-01-20 19:06:56 +1300

      "Busking from the Waiheke Ostend Market!!"

      Ross Barker
      2018-01-20 17:05:26 +1300

      "Thank you guys and well done we are on our way."

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-20 14:21:11 +1300
      Biren Thomas
      2018-01-20 10:50:57 +1300
      Pamela Lim
      2018-01-19 17:43:20 +1300

      "What a wonderful practical idea, Thankyou"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-19 17:42:46 +1300
      Paul
      2018-01-19 16:42:46 +1300
      Terryann Clark
      2018-01-19 13:42:15 +1300
      DillonPhotography
      2018-01-18 15:46:33 +1300

      "Wishing love and support to all parents who receive a care package."

      Kate
      2018-01-18 15:39:44 +1300

      "arohanui xx"

      Rafael Lee
      2018-01-18 05:23:43 +1300

      "Pledging to my 10k Swim challenge!"

      Markus Stamm
      2018-01-15 17:44:06 +1300
      Reyedr
      2018-01-15 14:28:54 +1300

      "Well done Rafael, Good on ya mate!"

      Patrick McVeigh
      2018-01-15 14:08:35 +1300
      Ruth Church
      2018-01-15 10:21:59 +1300

      "Sending all my love and support Timmy, Ruthy xxxx"

      Donna Rogers
      2018-01-14 13:59:15 +1300

      "I would be interested in helping if you need any help with anything...x"

      Michelle Hepburn
      2018-01-14 09:06:53 +1300

      "Best wishes Timmy & team x "

      Craig Russell
      2018-01-13 23:06:36 +1300
      Jeanne Harrison
      2018-01-13 08:30:45 +1300

      "Another wonderful idea from Timmy Smith. Good Luck Rafael. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-13 08:26:49 +1300
      Irene Wood
      2018-01-12 18:49:26 +1300

      " So happy to contribute to this absolutely beautiful idea to provide some comfort to the Carers of sick children. xxx"

      karen titulaer
      2018-01-12 11:20:04 +1300

      "Good luck!"

      Alastair Hulbert
      2018-01-12 11:17:51 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-12 10:12:39 +1300
      Fiona Syme
      2018-01-12 10:07:03 +1300

      "Fantastic initiative. Keep up the good work. "

      Followers of Carepacks for Carers

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 30/01/2018 at 11:00 AM.