The Lucy Foundation: They didn't know we were seeds - the growth phase

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The Lucy Foundation: They Didn't Know We Were Seeds - The Growth Phase

Project 2021-08-04 00:32:14 +1200

Who are we?

The Lucy Foundation (TLF) is a New Zealand-based social enterprise that provides meaningful employment to disabled people through trade. Through our first project we have created the first disability-inclusive coffee supply chain in the world.

What do we do?

Our team, made up of disabled and non-disabled people, works with the community in Pluma Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Mexico to cultivate, harvest, and process the unique Arabica varietal, Pluma, and send the green beans to Aotearoa New Zealand. The beans are then roasted, packaged and delivered to our customers by our team in Kirikiriroa, Hamilton. We need $10,000 to continue providing employment opportunities to our team in Mexico and produce coffee. The Lucy Foundation has a reputation for working with this remote, coffee-farming village to produce specialty coffee for export to New Zealand with inclusivity, sustainability and kindness at the core of what we do.

What do we hope to achieve?

Our aim for the next financial year is to increase Pluma coffee production and export from Pluma Hidalgo, Mexico to New Zealand from 720kg to 1,000kg per year


How will we use the funding?


- Monthly agricultural workshops

- Monthly women's agricultural workshops

- Weekly disability workshops

- Employ two more disabled people in the local coffee industry

- Cover the costs of increased hours for processing the coffee


And if that's not enough to convince you, here are some photos of our amazing global team of TLF volunteers, crew, and business partners, working together to help us grow the world's first disability-inclusive sustainable coffee initiative.

             


  • With Thanks
    Ngā Mihi
    Muchas Gracias
  •  
  • The Lucy Foundation


Comments

Updates 3

Thank you to all of you amazing pledgers!

30/11/2021 at 7:29 PM

Thank you so much for supporting us to grow and build the world's first-ever disability inclusive coffee supply chain.

We're looking forward to bringing you all new Pluma coffee very soon (in fact the next shipment has just arrived) and building on our work in Pluma Hidalgo, Mexico.

Last night, you will have all received an email from PledgeMe. Let us know if you have any issues and we'll follow it up with the PledgeMe team. If you're not already signed up to our newsletter, sign up at thelucyfoundation.com and we'll keep you updated on how your donation is being used.

Arohanui,
The TLF crew

Wow, we made it! Thank you for your support!

24/11/2021 at 11:54 AM

Wow! Thanks to 38 generous pledgers, we have raised almost $10,000! 

What do these numbers mean?

While our target has always been $10,000, we deliberately set our lower threshold at $7,000. This is the lowest amount of money needed to be able to claim all the generous pledges at the end of the campaign. If we didn’t reach the threshold, we would have received $0.

So, you can imagine how excited we were to surpass the threshold and take a leap towards the $10,000 mark!

But it doesn’t end here. Every dollar pledged over our target of $10,000 will also go directly towards delivering even MORE inclusive programs in Mexico and supporting more disabled people into employment in the coffee industry. Instead of 6-months worth of Track One and Two workshops for example, we can do seven months, or even eight. We can process more coffee. You get the picture!

We are so grateful for all the support, especially during such uncertain times. I think we can all agree that no matter what, coffee brings people together. After all… the best coffee of all is coffee for all!

With lots of care and caffeine, the TLF Crew

We're halfway there!

09/11/2021 at 2:01 PM

Thank you to everyone who has pledged so far! We're halfway to our target. Your support means we can keep growing, and supporting even more people through inclusive, sustainable coffee ☕
To help us reach our goal please consider sharing our campaign with your friends and whanau so we can continue our mahi. 🌱
Arohanui,
The Lucy Foundation team 🧡

    Pledgers 40

    Jo soanes
    2021-11-27 13:02:57 +1300

    "Amazing work and great coffee!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-11-27 08:38:09 +1300
    Nadine Martin
    2021-11-23 13:48:45 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-11-23 12:29:53 +1300
    Hilke Giles
    2021-11-23 10:31:50 +1300
    Allan Woolf
    2021-11-17 20:03:53 +1300
    Heather and Martin Roberts
    2021-11-17 15:42:56 +1300
    Don Spence
    2021-11-17 10:24:31 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-11-16 19:20:41 +1300
    Karen Stacey
    2021-11-16 16:11:23 +1300
    Greg
    2021-11-15 21:44:12 +1300
    Val Jones
    2021-11-15 07:20:11 +1300

    "Let’s make it happen. ❤️"

    Adam Rowe
    2021-11-10 09:51:34 +1300

    "Truly some of the tastiest coffee there is and I’m happy to support such a good cause."

    Michelle Tanner
    2021-11-10 06:06:50 +1300

    "Good luck Frances"

    Elizabeth Win
    2021-11-09 22:04:03 +1300
    Tracey Dawson
    2021-11-09 19:48:41 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-11-08 20:47:39 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-10-28 23:15:06 +1300
    Jono Summers
    2021-10-28 19:34:54 +1300
    Nelson Curry
    2021-10-28 16:10:25 +1300

    "Superb cause and operations. Pleasure to support you. Go well."

    Jackie De Bruin
    2021-10-27 09:07:21 +1300

    "We wish you all the best in acheiving this goal and are with you every step of the way."

    Jonathan Ng
    2021-10-25 22:29:52 +1300

    "Good luck!"

    Rose
    2021-10-25 22:14:37 +1300

    "You guys are awesome "

    Tessa Murphy
    2021-10-25 16:45:58 +1300
    Mike Hamill
    2021-10-25 14:06:48 +1300

    "I live in the very South (coldest) of New Zealand, and i have Athetoid Cerebral Palsy with Dystonia and Spastic movements, so hoping my small pledge can enhance the support of TLF and its work. Arohanui to you all, Mike. "

    Anna Marshall
    2021-10-24 19:12:26 +1300

    "Such a great organisation! "

    Hilary Stace
    2021-10-24 09:50:22 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-10-23 15:33:07 +1300

    "Hope you achieve target amount."

    Pualele Westhead
    2021-10-23 14:06:31 +1300

    "Remembering Frankie"

    Heather Devere
    2021-10-23 13:06:15 +1300

    "So admire the work everyone is doing at the Lucy Foundation. And love your coffee too. Ngā mihi mahana."

    Followers

    Followers of The Lucy Foundation: They didn't know we were seeds - the growth phase

    The Lucy Foundation: They Didn't Know We Were Seeds - The Growth Phase

    Project 2021-08-04 00:32:14 +1200

    Who are we?

    The Lucy Foundation (TLF) is a New Zealand-based social enterprise that provides meaningful employment to disabled people through trade. Through our first project we have created the first disability-inclusive coffee supply chain in the world.

    What do we do?

    Our team, made up of disabled and non-disabled people, works with the community in Pluma Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Mexico to cultivate, harvest, and process the unique Arabica varietal, Pluma, and send the green beans to Aotearoa New Zealand. The beans are then roasted, packaged and delivered to our customers by our team in Kirikiriroa, Hamilton. We need $10,000 to continue providing employment opportunities to our team in Mexico and produce coffee. The Lucy Foundation has a reputation for working with this remote, coffee-farming village to produce specialty coffee for export to New Zealand with inclusivity, sustainability and kindness at the core of what we do.

    What do we hope to achieve?

    Our aim for the next financial year is to increase Pluma coffee production and export from Pluma Hidalgo, Mexico to New Zealand from 720kg to 1,000kg per year


    How will we use the funding?


    - Monthly agricultural workshops

    - Monthly women's agricultural workshops

    - Weekly disability workshops

    - Employ two more disabled people in the local coffee industry

    - Cover the costs of increased hours for processing the coffee


    And if that's not enough to convince you, here are some photos of our amazing global team of TLF volunteers, crew, and business partners, working together to help us grow the world's first disability-inclusive sustainable coffee initiative.

                 


    • With Thanks
      Ngā Mihi
      Muchas Gracias
    •  
    • The Lucy Foundation


    Comments

    Thank you to all of you amazing pledgers!

    30/11/2021 at 7:29 PM

    Thank you so much for supporting us to grow and build the world's first-ever disability inclusive coffee supply chain.

    We're looking forward to bringing you all new Pluma coffee very soon (in fact the next shipment has just arrived) and building on our work in Pluma Hidalgo, Mexico.

    Last night, you will have all received an email from PledgeMe. Let us know if you have any issues and we'll follow it up with the PledgeMe team. If you're not already signed up to our newsletter, sign up at thelucyfoundation.com and we'll keep you updated on how your donation is being used.

    Arohanui,
    The TLF crew

    Wow, we made it! Thank you for your support!

    24/11/2021 at 11:54 AM

    Wow! Thanks to 38 generous pledgers, we have raised almost $10,000! 

    What do these numbers mean?

    While our target has always been $10,000, we deliberately set our lower threshold at $7,000. This is the lowest amount of money needed to be able to claim all the generous pledges at the end of the campaign. If we didn’t reach the threshold, we would have received $0.

    So, you can imagine how excited we were to surpass the threshold and take a leap towards the $10,000 mark!

    But it doesn’t end here. Every dollar pledged over our target of $10,000 will also go directly towards delivering even MORE inclusive programs in Mexico and supporting more disabled people into employment in the coffee industry. Instead of 6-months worth of Track One and Two workshops for example, we can do seven months, or even eight. We can process more coffee. You get the picture!

    We are so grateful for all the support, especially during such uncertain times. I think we can all agree that no matter what, coffee brings people together. After all… the best coffee of all is coffee for all!

    With lots of care and caffeine, the TLF Crew

    We're halfway there!

    09/11/2021 at 2:01 PM

    Thank you to everyone who has pledged so far! We're halfway to our target. Your support means we can keep growing, and supporting even more people through inclusive, sustainable coffee ☕
    To help us reach our goal please consider sharing our campaign with your friends and whanau so we can continue our mahi. 🌱
    Arohanui,
    The Lucy Foundation team 🧡
      Jo soanes
      2021-11-27 13:02:57 +1300

      "Amazing work and great coffee!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-11-27 08:38:09 +1300
      Nadine Martin
      2021-11-23 13:48:45 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-11-23 12:29:53 +1300
      Hilke Giles
      2021-11-23 10:31:50 +1300
      Allan Woolf
      2021-11-17 20:03:53 +1300
      Heather and Martin Roberts
      2021-11-17 15:42:56 +1300
      Don Spence
      2021-11-17 10:24:31 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-11-16 19:20:41 +1300
      Karen Stacey
      2021-11-16 16:11:23 +1300
      Greg
      2021-11-15 21:44:12 +1300
      Val Jones
      2021-11-15 07:20:11 +1300

      "Let’s make it happen. ❤️"

      Adam Rowe
      2021-11-10 09:51:34 +1300

      "Truly some of the tastiest coffee there is and I’m happy to support such a good cause."

      Michelle Tanner
      2021-11-10 06:06:50 +1300

      "Good luck Frances"

      Elizabeth Win
      2021-11-09 22:04:03 +1300
      Tracey Dawson
      2021-11-09 19:48:41 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-11-08 20:47:39 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-10-28 23:15:06 +1300
      Jono Summers
      2021-10-28 19:34:54 +1300
      Nelson Curry
      2021-10-28 16:10:25 +1300

      "Superb cause and operations. Pleasure to support you. Go well."

      Jackie De Bruin
      2021-10-27 09:07:21 +1300

      "We wish you all the best in acheiving this goal and are with you every step of the way."

      Jonathan Ng
      2021-10-25 22:29:52 +1300

      "Good luck!"

      Rose
      2021-10-25 22:14:37 +1300

      "You guys are awesome "

      Tessa Murphy
      2021-10-25 16:45:58 +1300
      Mike Hamill
      2021-10-25 14:06:48 +1300

      "I live in the very South (coldest) of New Zealand, and i have Athetoid Cerebral Palsy with Dystonia and Spastic movements, so hoping my small pledge can enhance the support of TLF and its work. Arohanui to you all, Mike. "

      Anna Marshall
      2021-10-24 19:12:26 +1300

      "Such a great organisation! "

      Hilary Stace
      2021-10-24 09:50:22 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-10-23 15:33:07 +1300

      "Hope you achieve target amount."

      Pualele Westhead
      2021-10-23 14:06:31 +1300

      "Remembering Frankie"

      Heather Devere
      2021-10-23 13:06:15 +1300

      "So admire the work everyone is doing at the Lucy Foundation. And love your coffee too. Ngā mihi mahana."

      Followers of The Lucy Foundation: They didn't know we were seeds - the growth phase

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 29/11/2021 at 10:00 PM.