Downlights Wax Melter Fundraising Campaign

By Jennifer Del Bel

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NZ $7,475 pledged


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Downlights Wax Melter Fundraising Campaign

Project 2020-09-23 09:57:15 +1200

Downlights want to buy specialised equipment that our Downlights Crew need, most importantly a wax melter with pouring wand.


Every Downlights candle is made with artisan techniques that is 20+ steps long. Some steps in the process are too hard for some of our Downlights Crew.

Currently, we pour with 3kg jugs that are filled from a 40kg wax melter and then have fragrance added to them. The jugs are heavy and cumbersome for our Downlight Crew and we often have little spills or overfills.

Downlights want to make ALL steps in the candle making process accessible to ALL our Crew so they can become Chief Candle Makers like Queen Kirsty.

Queen Kirsty Pouring Candles

The new wax melter still allows us to hand pour but has a lightweight dispensing wand and automatic measuring gauge for precise pouring. It will give EVERY Downlights Crew member the opportunity and ability to pour candles!

We would also like to buy equipment like adjustable benches, steps and seats that some of our Downlights Crew need to be comfortable. At present we are using temporary solutions like boxes.

Downlights is a PledgeMe Alumni following our successful equity crowdfunding campaign earlier in 2020. From this campaign we were able to move into a new, bigger Downlights HQ and our increased manufacturing capacity and increased sales meant we could hire two new Downlights Crew members! We made THIS thank you video from the day we moved into Downlights HQ.

Downlights was also granted Living Wage accreditation, in acknowledgement of our commitment to all Downlights Crew members from their first day of employment.

In September Downlights was honoured to win the Diversity Award 2020 for the Breaking Barriers category. You can see the judges feedback and case study HERE

With this fundraiser, we will take Downlights to even greater heights as a role model for workplace diversity and inclusion.

Downlights has been generously given some beautiful gifts to offer pledgers, and we have created a few truly unique gifts ourselves. We want to say a huge thank you to Moana Skincare for their generosity.

Moana Skincare is a certified organic cosmeceutical skincare range made with premium native NZ ingredients. We have a variety of beautiful products on offer.

Thanks for your support!

 

Nikki the Pocket Rocket at work

 

Miles and Tony swapping pouring tips

 

Taylor with her splatter artwork

 

Jack, chief candle maker, at work


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Pledgers 41

Aleksandra Wocial
2020-10-23 18:24:32 +1300

"Thank you for your amazing work and for championing diversity!"

Nicholas Schumacher
2020-10-22 14:55:26 +1300
Rory
2020-10-21 19:44:44 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-21 13:02:51 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-21 13:02:16 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-21 09:52:06 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-20 22:59:53 +1300
Warrick Jackson
2020-10-20 14:55:28 +1300

"Great campaign!!"

margaret hendry
2020-10-20 11:13:44 +1300

"This is a wonder full cause. I have purchased candles to give as gifts and they are just beautiful. It is great to see the name of the person who made them included in the packaging."

Jasmine Walton
2020-10-20 10:31:08 +1300

"Keep up the great work."

Maggie Dawson
2020-10-20 10:05:16 +1300

"Great to see meaningful employment here"

fiona heares
2020-10-20 09:22:12 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-19 18:01:25 +1300

"Good luck Team Downlights"

Maureen Tomlinson
2020-10-19 15:19:47 +1300

"Good luck to this wonderful team. "

Debbie
2020-10-19 11:20:43 +1300
Jane Burnett
2020-10-19 09:54:30 +1300
Kai
2020-10-19 09:50:27 +1300
Sue Anderson
2020-10-16 20:11:35 +1300
Margaret Hollingsworth
2020-10-16 17:40:49 +1300
Zoe Campton
2020-10-15 20:18:23 +1300

"Keep up the fabulous work Downlights! "

Nikki Vercoe
2020-10-15 20:10:00 +1300

"Love your work. Nikki and the NZHL Auckland Central team"

Nikki Vercoe
2020-10-15 20:05:38 +1300

"You guys are awesome. Keep up the amazing work Nikki and NZHL Auckland central "

Trish Dyson
2020-10-15 15:47:55 +1300

"Good luck everyone "

Tracy Bird
2020-10-14 22:11:22 +1300
Geoff Dalbeth
2020-10-14 13:27:06 +1300

"Look forward to seeing the team use the new equipment!"

Marnie Brannigan
2020-10-14 08:15:11 +1300

"Go team Downlights! Such beautiful people making beautiful products!"

Cherie Player
2020-10-14 06:46:17 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-13 16:54:37 +1300

"I love your work"

Kimball Martin
2020-10-13 15:32:55 +1300

"Good luck, you guys are doing an awesome job."

Marion Bosdyk
2020-10-13 15:05:51 +1300

"Good luck to the team and keep doing a fabulous job."

Followers 2

Followers of Downlights Wax Melter Fundraising Campaign

Downlights Wax Melter Fundraising Campaign

Project 2020-09-23 09:57:15 +1200

Downlights want to buy specialised equipment that our Downlights Crew need, most importantly a wax melter with pouring wand.


Every Downlights candle is made with artisan techniques that is 20+ steps long. Some steps in the process are too hard for some of our Downlights Crew.

Currently, we pour with 3kg jugs that are filled from a 40kg wax melter and then have fragrance added to them. The jugs are heavy and cumbersome for our Downlight Crew and we often have little spills or overfills.

Downlights want to make ALL steps in the candle making process accessible to ALL our Crew so they can become Chief Candle Makers like Queen Kirsty.

Queen Kirsty Pouring Candles

The new wax melter still allows us to hand pour but has a lightweight dispensing wand and automatic measuring gauge for precise pouring. It will give EVERY Downlights Crew member the opportunity and ability to pour candles!

We would also like to buy equipment like adjustable benches, steps and seats that some of our Downlights Crew need to be comfortable. At present we are using temporary solutions like boxes.

Downlights is a PledgeMe Alumni following our successful equity crowdfunding campaign earlier in 2020. From this campaign we were able to move into a new, bigger Downlights HQ and our increased manufacturing capacity and increased sales meant we could hire two new Downlights Crew members! We made THIS thank you video from the day we moved into Downlights HQ.

Downlights was also granted Living Wage accreditation, in acknowledgement of our commitment to all Downlights Crew members from their first day of employment.

In September Downlights was honoured to win the Diversity Award 2020 for the Breaking Barriers category. You can see the judges feedback and case study HERE

With this fundraiser, we will take Downlights to even greater heights as a role model for workplace diversity and inclusion.

Downlights has been generously given some beautiful gifts to offer pledgers, and we have created a few truly unique gifts ourselves. We want to say a huge thank you to Moana Skincare for their generosity.

Moana Skincare is a certified organic cosmeceutical skincare range made with premium native NZ ingredients. We have a variety of beautiful products on offer.

Thanks for your support!

 

Nikki the Pocket Rocket at work

 

Miles and Tony swapping pouring tips

 

Taylor with her splatter artwork

 

Jack, chief candle maker, at work


Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Aleksandra Wocial
2020-10-23 18:24:32 +1300

"Thank you for your amazing work and for championing diversity!"

Nicholas Schumacher
2020-10-22 14:55:26 +1300
Rory
2020-10-21 19:44:44 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-21 13:02:51 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-21 13:02:16 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-21 09:52:06 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-20 22:59:53 +1300
Warrick Jackson
2020-10-20 14:55:28 +1300

"Great campaign!!"

margaret hendry
2020-10-20 11:13:44 +1300

"This is a wonder full cause. I have purchased candles to give as gifts and they are just beautiful. It is great to see the name of the person who made them included in the packaging."

Jasmine Walton
2020-10-20 10:31:08 +1300

"Keep up the great work."

Maggie Dawson
2020-10-20 10:05:16 +1300

"Great to see meaningful employment here"

fiona heares
2020-10-20 09:22:12 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-19 18:01:25 +1300

"Good luck Team Downlights"

Maureen Tomlinson
2020-10-19 15:19:47 +1300

"Good luck to this wonderful team. "

Debbie
2020-10-19 11:20:43 +1300
Jane Burnett
2020-10-19 09:54:30 +1300
Kai
2020-10-19 09:50:27 +1300
Sue Anderson
2020-10-16 20:11:35 +1300
Margaret Hollingsworth
2020-10-16 17:40:49 +1300
Zoe Campton
2020-10-15 20:18:23 +1300

"Keep up the fabulous work Downlights! "

Nikki Vercoe
2020-10-15 20:10:00 +1300

"Love your work. Nikki and the NZHL Auckland Central team"

Nikki Vercoe
2020-10-15 20:05:38 +1300

"You guys are awesome. Keep up the amazing work Nikki and NZHL Auckland central "

Trish Dyson
2020-10-15 15:47:55 +1300

"Good luck everyone "

Tracy Bird
2020-10-14 22:11:22 +1300
Geoff Dalbeth
2020-10-14 13:27:06 +1300

"Look forward to seeing the team use the new equipment!"

Marnie Brannigan
2020-10-14 08:15:11 +1300

"Go team Downlights! Such beautiful people making beautiful products!"

Cherie Player
2020-10-14 06:46:17 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-10-13 16:54:37 +1300

"I love your work"

Kimball Martin
2020-10-13 15:32:55 +1300

"Good luck, you guys are doing an awesome job."

Marion Bosdyk
2020-10-13 15:05:51 +1300

"Good luck to the team and keep doing a fabulous job."

Followers of Downlights Wax Melter Fundraising Campaign

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Downlights Card From One Of Our Downlights Crew
Moana Oil
Moana Moisturiser
Moana Gentle Exfoliator
Moana Instant Lifting Mask
Moana Night Repair Serum
Factory Tour + Soy Melt Experience With The Crew
Small Bespoke Splatter Painting Made By Our Downlights Crew
Large Bespoke Splatter Painting Made By Our Downlights Crew
Downlights Luxury Gift Set + Moana Gift Set
Splatter Paint Experience