Awesome Fund for One: Unique Minds

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Awesome Fund For One: Unique Minds

Project 2019-08-12 15:33:01 +1200

Who are we?

 

We are One: Unique Minds, a Social Enterprise that operates in the Bay of Plenty providing mentoring, social groups, academic and advocacy services. We also speak at schools, events and businesses to help educate professionals on Neurodiversity. 

We are different because we come from lived experience, all of our mentors are people with ASD or other Neurodiversities. We use a strength-focused approach, looking to the aspirations of youth, rather than their "disability."  We move at the pace of the Individual rather than a cookie-cut set of goals and achievements.

Our mission is to be the warrior, the scholar, the entrepreneur, and the pioneer of human possibility. To engage, empower, and inspire every human being we meet to see their own greatness and unleash their inner light to brighten the lives of themselves, their family, and their community.

Our vision is to see that all the young people in this country (and any other country we can get our hands on) are given the support, understanding, and encouragement to reach their potential as awesome and capable people. 

 

Our Team: 

 

Jason- The Founder

Moniker: Great Beard = Great Responsibility 

Jason having a muffin

 

Kat- Operations 

Moniker: Irritatingly Inspirational

Kat the magnficant

 

Sophie- Administration 

Moniker: Vet-eran Skater

our wonderful sophie 

 

Zara- Facilitator

Moniker: The Victorian Goddess

 

zara

 

Oliver- Trainee

Moniker: Memelord

 Olier

 

We have so far been operating for four years as a business and have helped over 100 Kiwi youth to better themselves and overcome challenges, we have brightened the lives of many who would otherwise have become suicide statistics. Our goal is to always be there for anyone who is not receiving the help they need. 

 

We have taken referrals from the Mental Health Team, MICAMHS, Local and National Psychologists, Schools, Advocacy and Information Charities, and other Organizations providing services to kids, teens and adults in NZ. We have worked with young people through the Ministries of Education, Justice, and Oranga Tamariki. 

 

Our goal is to transition to a charitable trust by 2020 in order to apply for funds that will make all our services available regardless of financial constraints. This status will allow us to continue our work as a social organization, while having the flexibility to provide additional support to those who need it the most. 

 

Our costs for making this transition are as follows;

Legal fees: $1000-$3000

Wages: $21,288

Overhead: $2,400

Accounting: $480

For a lovely total of $25,168-$27,168

We currently run;

3 Dungeons and Dragons Groups

1 Minecraft Club

1 Martial Arts Class

As well as providing individual mentoring to a large range of clients and consulting on important issues that will impact the Neurodiverse world of the future. 

 

 

Where will your donation go? 

 

$1000-$2000 - This will cover our legal fees and allow us to pay for the transition into a charitable trust; thus allowing us to apply for funding grants.

 

$3000-5000 - The above plus we will be able to cover the accounting and Charities commision fees for moving over into a charitable trust, Jason will be less stressed.

 

$5000-10,000 - We will be able to do the above, plus cover our overhead costs for The Kollective and ensure that we can dedicate a few hours of our time per week to the change over (rather than doing it when we are supposed to be sleeping). Jason will feel occasional moments of calm between the admin induced hysteria.

 

$10,000-$20,000 - Jason will actually be able to get some sleep and take the time to enjoy a cup of tea in the morning... Oh and all of the above with also being able to hire back our AMAZING administrator Sophie to ensure our admin side gets smooth and beautiful.

 

$20,000+ - We will be able to get everything sorted on our end, everything above plus we will be able to start offering some of our services free/discounted for those most in need and actually get things out to the Charities commision on time... Jason will find out what it feels like to not be constantly having a panic attack.

 

-

 

$1,000,000+ - Dreams are free aren't they? Wonderful, wonderful dreams... Let’s see... Our services would be free... We could run additional training programs for mentors and set up more support and supervision. We could hire more Neurodiverse mentors to make a difference in their communities. Kat and Jason would take a tour around NZ speaking at schools and events about Neurodiversity, Dungeons and Dragons, and the way we are saving lives. The myth that vaccines cause autism would finally be accepted as nonsense, and peace and goodwill would spread to all the four corners of the earth. Kat would live in a mansion with 50 cats and give them all the snuggles.

 

                                                                  Get in touch at:

                                                        [email protected]

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Updates 4

STARTUP WEEKEND!!! also HALF WAY!!!

31/08/2019 at 12:30 PM

 See video for details!!!

 

#TGASW19 #SDG #Taurangastartupweekend #SW2019 #Gswell19 #actnow #globalgoals

1/3rd

28/08/2019 at 4:46 PM

Hey Awesome supporters,

 

Its day two and we have reached 1/3rd of our minimum goal.

 

I wonder if we can get to complete our goal by day 4?

 

hmmm

1/10th

27/08/2019 at 2:27 PM

Hey Awesome people,

 

It is the first offical day of our pledgeme Campaign being open and we have already made 1/10 of our minimum goal.

 

As a quick thank you please enjoy this picture of Sophie being hella fly!

 

YAY!!!Sophie being hella fly

Launch event Monday 26th

23/08/2019 at 10:01 AM

While we wait for our PLedgeme video to be filmed and edited, why not check out this Attitude TV episode that was done back in 2017 on One: Unique Minds(then called Breaking the Label)

    Pledgers 30

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-09-23 19:35:00 +1200

    "Please give the sword to somebody else"

    Deborah Crowe
    2019-09-23 19:24:41 +1200
    Jason Edgecombe
    2019-09-19 09:16:07 +1200

    "Give it heeps guys, all the best, From Sheryl Adams"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-09-18 14:37:38 +1200

    "Keep up the good work and may you always roll with advantage :)"

    Rachael Pratt
    2019-09-17 13:39:03 +1200

    "Keep up the great work guys"

    Jessie nagisetty
    2019-09-17 12:55:26 +1200
    Lara Nettle
    2019-09-10 11:57:33 +1200

    "Would love to talk about doing this in Auckland!"

    Jessica Newton-Green
    2019-09-09 12:36:30 +1200
    Deb Edgecombe
    2019-09-07 07:07:43 +1200

    "Wishing you success "

    Karleigh-Jayne Jones
    2019-09-05 12:55:31 +1200

    "Yay Jason"

    Che Crawford
    2019-09-05 10:49:00 +1200
    Simone Horrocks
    2019-09-03 18:45:18 +1200

    "You guys are amazing - and the world needs out out there doing your fine work. Thanks for all you do to make the world a better place."

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-09-02 09:08:33 +1200

    "You are an inspiration Jason. Keep up the great work. "

    Rose-Anna Feist
    2019-09-01 21:54:01 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-09-01 10:54:44 +1200

    "Go well and can't wait for the TShirts! Renee & Sacha Tauranga Startup Weekend Facilitators SDG - 2019 "

    Jessica Newton-Green
    2019-08-31 21:32:00 +1200

    "We are forever grateful for all the hard work and time you put into our community. "

    John Greally
    2019-08-31 16:59:39 +1200

    "I'd give more if I worked, lol, as there is little offering - in real life spaces - for autistics by autistics, so O:UM ... is massive."

    Maree
    2019-08-31 08:48:38 +1200
    Beth Noble
    2019-08-30 17:57:40 +1200

    "Keep up the great work!! Not a local to take advantage of your in person events, but love the live Facebook videos :D"

    Tom Fox
    2019-08-29 11:44:12 +1200

    "Good work guys, hope you get the $ you need to keep doing what you doing"

    Meg Bartle
    2019-08-29 11:31:17 +1200

    "Hello old friend! I watch your page from afar and am inspired by the work you are doing. I have included $5 postage to keep the donation value true at $25. Much love, Meg"

    Sarah Nuttall
    2019-08-28 16:59:27 +1200

    "Hope you get what you need to continue and grow the awesome stuff you do. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-08-28 12:16:26 +1200

    "Best wishes to you all"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-08-28 12:16:16 +1200

    "Best wishes to you all"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-08-27 20:49:16 +1200

    "We wish you continued success as you endeavour to make a difference for the uniqueminds who need your support and expertise."

    Kate Brown
    2019-08-27 17:03:06 +1200

    "love your work, wish you were in wellington! good luck!"

    Gordy Gray-Lockhart
    2019-08-27 14:07:55 +1200

    "You guys rock One Unique Minds. Keep up the amazeballs work! Love, The TK-meister. Big hugs. "

    Tigerlilly
    2019-08-27 13:32:46 +1200
    Gabrielle Hogg
    2019-08-21 18:12:23 +1200

    "All the very best for the fundraiser. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-08-21 13:45:11 +1200

    "Hope you raise enough to be able to continue and expand on the fantastic work you do ❤️"

    Followers 2

    Followers of Awesome Fund for One: Unique Minds

    Awesome Fund For One: Unique Minds

    Project 2019-08-12 15:33:01 +1200

    Who are we?

     

    We are One: Unique Minds, a Social Enterprise that operates in the Bay of Plenty providing mentoring, social groups, academic and advocacy services. We also speak at schools, events and businesses to help educate professionals on Neurodiversity. 

    We are different because we come from lived experience, all of our mentors are people with ASD or other Neurodiversities. We use a strength-focused approach, looking to the aspirations of youth, rather than their "disability."  We move at the pace of the Individual rather than a cookie-cut set of goals and achievements.

    Our mission is to be the warrior, the scholar, the entrepreneur, and the pioneer of human possibility. To engage, empower, and inspire every human being we meet to see their own greatness and unleash their inner light to brighten the lives of themselves, their family, and their community.

    Our vision is to see that all the young people in this country (and any other country we can get our hands on) are given the support, understanding, and encouragement to reach their potential as awesome and capable people. 

     

    Our Team: 

     

    Jason- The Founder

    Moniker: Great Beard = Great Responsibility 

    Jason having a muffin

     

    Kat- Operations 

    Moniker: Irritatingly Inspirational

    Kat the magnficant

     

    Sophie- Administration 

    Moniker: Vet-eran Skater

    our wonderful sophie 

     

    Zara- Facilitator

    Moniker: The Victorian Goddess

     

    zara

     

    Oliver- Trainee

    Moniker: Memelord

     Olier

     

    We have so far been operating for four years as a business and have helped over 100 Kiwi youth to better themselves and overcome challenges, we have brightened the lives of many who would otherwise have become suicide statistics. Our goal is to always be there for anyone who is not receiving the help they need. 

     

    We have taken referrals from the Mental Health Team, MICAMHS, Local and National Psychologists, Schools, Advocacy and Information Charities, and other Organizations providing services to kids, teens and adults in NZ. We have worked with young people through the Ministries of Education, Justice, and Oranga Tamariki. 

     

    Our goal is to transition to a charitable trust by 2020 in order to apply for funds that will make all our services available regardless of financial constraints. This status will allow us to continue our work as a social organization, while having the flexibility to provide additional support to those who need it the most. 

     

    Our costs for making this transition are as follows;

    Legal fees: $1000-$3000

    Wages: $21,288

    Overhead: $2,400

    Accounting: $480

    For a lovely total of $25,168-$27,168

    We currently run;

    3 Dungeons and Dragons Groups

    1 Minecraft Club

    1 Martial Arts Class

    As well as providing individual mentoring to a large range of clients and consulting on important issues that will impact the Neurodiverse world of the future. 

     

     

    Where will your donation go? 

     

    $1000-$2000 - This will cover our legal fees and allow us to pay for the transition into a charitable trust; thus allowing us to apply for funding grants.

     

    $3000-5000 - The above plus we will be able to cover the accounting and Charities commision fees for moving over into a charitable trust, Jason will be less stressed.

     

    $5000-10,000 - We will be able to do the above, plus cover our overhead costs for The Kollective and ensure that we can dedicate a few hours of our time per week to the change over (rather than doing it when we are supposed to be sleeping). Jason will feel occasional moments of calm between the admin induced hysteria.

     

    $10,000-$20,000 - Jason will actually be able to get some sleep and take the time to enjoy a cup of tea in the morning... Oh and all of the above with also being able to hire back our AMAZING administrator Sophie to ensure our admin side gets smooth and beautiful.

     

    $20,000+ - We will be able to get everything sorted on our end, everything above plus we will be able to start offering some of our services free/discounted for those most in need and actually get things out to the Charities commision on time... Jason will find out what it feels like to not be constantly having a panic attack.

     

    -

     

    $1,000,000+ - Dreams are free aren't they? Wonderful, wonderful dreams... Let’s see... Our services would be free... We could run additional training programs for mentors and set up more support and supervision. We could hire more Neurodiverse mentors to make a difference in their communities. Kat and Jason would take a tour around NZ speaking at schools and events about Neurodiversity, Dungeons and Dragons, and the way we are saving lives. The myth that vaccines cause autism would finally be accepted as nonsense, and peace and goodwill would spread to all the four corners of the earth. Kat would live in a mansion with 50 cats and give them all the snuggles.

     

                                                                      Get in touch at:

                                                            [email protected]

    Comments

    STARTUP WEEKEND!!! also HALF WAY!!!

    31/08/2019 at 12:30 PM

     See video for details!!!

     

    #TGASW19 #SDG #Taurangastartupweekend #SW2019 #Gswell19 #actnow #globalgoals

    1/3rd

    28/08/2019 at 4:46 PM

    Hey Awesome supporters,

     

    Its day two and we have reached 1/3rd of our minimum goal.

     

    I wonder if we can get to complete our goal by day 4?

     

    hmmm

    1/10th

    27/08/2019 at 2:27 PM

    Hey Awesome people,

     

    It is the first offical day of our pledgeme Campaign being open and we have already made 1/10 of our minimum goal.

     

    As a quick thank you please enjoy this picture of Sophie being hella fly!

     

    YAY!!!Sophie being hella fly

    Launch event Monday 26th

    23/08/2019 at 10:01 AM

    While we wait for our PLedgeme video to be filmed and edited, why not check out this Attitude TV episode that was done back in 2017 on One: Unique Minds(then called Breaking the Label)

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-09-23 19:35:00 +1200

      "Please give the sword to somebody else"

      Deborah Crowe
      2019-09-23 19:24:41 +1200
      Jason Edgecombe
      2019-09-19 09:16:07 +1200

      "Give it heeps guys, all the best, From Sheryl Adams"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-09-18 14:37:38 +1200

      "Keep up the good work and may you always roll with advantage :)"

      Rachael Pratt
      2019-09-17 13:39:03 +1200

      "Keep up the great work guys"

      Jessie nagisetty
      2019-09-17 12:55:26 +1200
      Lara Nettle
      2019-09-10 11:57:33 +1200

      "Would love to talk about doing this in Auckland!"

      Jessica Newton-Green
      2019-09-09 12:36:30 +1200
      Deb Edgecombe
      2019-09-07 07:07:43 +1200

      "Wishing you success "

      Karleigh-Jayne Jones
      2019-09-05 12:55:31 +1200

      "Yay Jason"

      Che Crawford
      2019-09-05 10:49:00 +1200
      Simone Horrocks
      2019-09-03 18:45:18 +1200

      "You guys are amazing - and the world needs out out there doing your fine work. Thanks for all you do to make the world a better place."

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-09-02 09:08:33 +1200

      "You are an inspiration Jason. Keep up the great work. "

      Rose-Anna Feist
      2019-09-01 21:54:01 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-09-01 10:54:44 +1200

      "Go well and can't wait for the TShirts! Renee & Sacha Tauranga Startup Weekend Facilitators SDG - 2019 "

      Jessica Newton-Green
      2019-08-31 21:32:00 +1200

      "We are forever grateful for all the hard work and time you put into our community. "

      John Greally
      2019-08-31 16:59:39 +1200

      "I'd give more if I worked, lol, as there is little offering - in real life spaces - for autistics by autistics, so O:UM ... is massive."

      Maree
      2019-08-31 08:48:38 +1200
      Beth Noble
      2019-08-30 17:57:40 +1200

      "Keep up the great work!! Not a local to take advantage of your in person events, but love the live Facebook videos :D"

      Tom Fox
      2019-08-29 11:44:12 +1200

      "Good work guys, hope you get the $ you need to keep doing what you doing"

      Meg Bartle
      2019-08-29 11:31:17 +1200

      "Hello old friend! I watch your page from afar and am inspired by the work you are doing. I have included $5 postage to keep the donation value true at $25. Much love, Meg"

      Sarah Nuttall
      2019-08-28 16:59:27 +1200

      "Hope you get what you need to continue and grow the awesome stuff you do. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-08-28 12:16:26 +1200

      "Best wishes to you all"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-08-28 12:16:16 +1200

      "Best wishes to you all"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-08-27 20:49:16 +1200

      "We wish you continued success as you endeavour to make a difference for the uniqueminds who need your support and expertise."

      Kate Brown
      2019-08-27 17:03:06 +1200

      "love your work, wish you were in wellington! good luck!"

      Gordy Gray-Lockhart
      2019-08-27 14:07:55 +1200

      "You guys rock One Unique Minds. Keep up the amazeballs work! Love, The TK-meister. Big hugs. "

      Tigerlilly
      2019-08-27 13:32:46 +1200
      Gabrielle Hogg
      2019-08-21 18:12:23 +1200

      "All the very best for the fundraiser. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-08-21 13:45:11 +1200

      "Hope you raise enough to be able to continue and expand on the fantastic work you do ❤️"

      Followers of Awesome Fund for One: Unique Minds

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 23/09/2019 at 9:00 PM.
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