The Free Store Container

By The Free Store

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NZ $5,620 pledged


63 people pledged


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This campaign was successful and closed on 04/07/2012 at 2:13 PM.

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The Free Store Container

Project 2012-05-16 07:34:49 +1200

What's the deal?

We are a 100% volunteer run not-for-profit organisation based in Wellington (our website and our facebook page), who in the 2010-11 period redistributed 25,000 perfectly edible surplus food items - that would otherwise have been thrown in the bin - to the 11,000 people that visited our store. We now are without a home to operate from, so we are looking to raise $5,000 to purchase and fit out a shipping container for our permanent use. This will allow us to operate sustainably in the long term and continue to serve, you, our community. This is not just a once off project. Anything that you can give, big or small, will literally benefit the Wellington community for many years to come.


What will you use the money for?

Good question, you have a right to know! In short:

  • Purchase of a shipping container at cost price (kindly offered to us)
  • Purchase of materials to fit the store out with walls, flooring, a bunch of shelves and a counter top
  • Pay a labourer to do the dirty work
  • If we go over and above the target, any additional funds will go towards covering ongoing minor costs when we re-open (such as purchasing food prep goods, cleaning products and power bills).


How else can I help?

If you can help in any of the following ways, please contact [email protected]:

  • Do you live in Wellington and want to volunteer in the store when we re-open?
  • Do you own/manage a café, bakery or restaurant in inner Wellington city and want to know how your business can put its left-over/surplus food to good use at the end of each day?
  • Are you a tradesman and would like to know more about working together on this project?
  • Do you own some land, or maybe a spare open carpark space, in the inner city area and would like to put it to good use by letting us plonk our container on it?


If you can think of any other way in which you can be helpful, say if you have a specific skill or even spare time, please send us an email!



Comments

Updates 2

One week to go!

29/06/2012 at 11:43 PM

Just a quick update to say that we"ve got one week to go, and only need another $190 of pledges to reach our target.

On another note, we"re heading to Resene this afternoon to pick up 80 litres of paint that has kindly been sponsored through their PaintWise recycling scheme (http://www.resene.co.nz/paintwise.htm). We are very excited. Thanks Resene! What colours should we get?

Awesome! Here we go...

15/06/2012 at 7:07 AM

Holy smokes!

We're just over half way through our Pledge Me campaign and we're well on our way to reach our pledge target. We are stoked, to say the least.

Thank you, every single individual, group, and organisation that has pledged towards our cause. We have generated a lot of interest in our cause and have pulled together resources from a whole host of places to make this project possible. We have a tradesman on board that will be fitting out the store. Resene PaintWise has generously offered to sponsor our project by providing all the paint needed to make the store look pretty. And we have a whole bunch of people who are keen to get their hands dirty when we get round to working on the container.

Thanks again, seriously. From the bottom of our hearts. It is warming to see the community invest in, and take ownership of, this project. This was our vision since the beginning. Thanks for believing that this project is worth giving to. Thanks for your generosity. And thanks for sharing this project around, through social networks and in person.

We couldn't do this without you, honestly!

    Pledgers 63

    Rory
    2012-06-04 15:13:19 +1200
    Kelsey Genna
    2012-06-03 22:24:45 +1200
    Yachal Upson
    2012-06-03 13:51:40 +1200
    Trisha Paxton
    2012-06-02 08:26:53 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-30 22:10:40 +1200
    Arya Reais-Parsi
    2012-05-30 21:27:55 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-30 21:24:45 +1200
    Kelly
    2012-05-30 21:07:54 +1200
    Christopher Pepper Mint Butler
    2012-05-30 19:49:21 +1200
    Jeremy Woods
    2012-05-30 14:20:59 +1200
    Rebecca Lovell-Smith
    2012-05-29 17:01:07 +1200
    michael burrowes
    2012-05-29 12:38:00 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-29 10:49:40 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-28 19:59:17 +1200
    Jessie Black
    2012-05-28 16:39:34 +1200
    Sarah
    2012-05-28 15:27:56 +1200
    Lynley Webster
    2012-05-28 13:19:19 +1200
    James Phillips
    2012-05-28 12:23:35 +1200
    Leah Motu
    2012-05-27 17:00:38 +1200
    Liviu Sas
    2012-05-25 14:54:51 +1200
    Natalie Crane
    2012-05-24 15:24:46 +1200
    Ollie Campen
    2012-05-24 08:18:53 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-23 23:42:02 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-22 09:38:46 +1200
    Karina
    2012-05-21 16:49:37 +1200
    James Stuteley
    2012-05-19 14:09:27 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-19 11:29:51 +1200
    Dawn Logan
    2012-05-18 10:52:05 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-18 10:43:12 +1200
    Joey Bania
    2012-05-18 10:38:45 +1200

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    Followers of The Free Store Container

    The Free Store Container

    Project 2012-05-16 07:34:49 +1200

    What's the deal?

    We are a 100% volunteer run not-for-profit organisation based in Wellington (our website and our facebook page), who in the 2010-11 period redistributed 25,000 perfectly edible surplus food items - that would otherwise have been thrown in the bin - to the 11,000 people that visited our store. We now are without a home to operate from, so we are looking to raise $5,000 to purchase and fit out a shipping container for our permanent use. This will allow us to operate sustainably in the long term and continue to serve, you, our community. This is not just a once off project. Anything that you can give, big or small, will literally benefit the Wellington community for many years to come.


    What will you use the money for?

    Good question, you have a right to know! In short:

    • Purchase of a shipping container at cost price (kindly offered to us)
    • Purchase of materials to fit the store out with walls, flooring, a bunch of shelves and a counter top
    • Pay a labourer to do the dirty work
    • If we go over and above the target, any additional funds will go towards covering ongoing minor costs when we re-open (such as purchasing food prep goods, cleaning products and power bills).


    How else can I help?

    If you can help in any of the following ways, please contact [email protected]:

    • Do you live in Wellington and want to volunteer in the store when we re-open?
    • Do you own/manage a café, bakery or restaurant in inner Wellington city and want to know how your business can put its left-over/surplus food to good use at the end of each day?
    • Are you a tradesman and would like to know more about working together on this project?
    • Do you own some land, or maybe a spare open carpark space, in the inner city area and would like to put it to good use by letting us plonk our container on it?


    If you can think of any other way in which you can be helpful, say if you have a specific skill or even spare time, please send us an email!



    Comments

    One week to go!

    29/06/2012 at 11:43 PM

    Just a quick update to say that we"ve got one week to go, and only need another $190 of pledges to reach our target.

    On another note, we"re heading to Resene this afternoon to pick up 80 litres of paint that has kindly been sponsored through their PaintWise recycling scheme (http://www.resene.co.nz/paintwise.htm). We are very excited. Thanks Resene! What colours should we get?

    Awesome! Here we go...

    15/06/2012 at 7:07 AM

    Holy smokes!

    We're just over half way through our Pledge Me campaign and we're well on our way to reach our pledge target. We are stoked, to say the least.

    Thank you, every single individual, group, and organisation that has pledged towards our cause. We have generated a lot of interest in our cause and have pulled together resources from a whole host of places to make this project possible. We have a tradesman on board that will be fitting out the store. Resene PaintWise has generously offered to sponsor our project by providing all the paint needed to make the store look pretty. And we have a whole bunch of people who are keen to get their hands dirty when we get round to working on the container.

    Thanks again, seriously. From the bottom of our hearts. It is warming to see the community invest in, and take ownership of, this project. This was our vision since the beginning. Thanks for believing that this project is worth giving to. Thanks for your generosity. And thanks for sharing this project around, through social networks and in person.

    We couldn't do this without you, honestly!
      Rory
      2012-06-04 15:13:19 +1200
      Kelsey Genna
      2012-06-03 22:24:45 +1200
      Yachal Upson
      2012-06-03 13:51:40 +1200
      Trisha Paxton
      2012-06-02 08:26:53 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-30 22:10:40 +1200
      Arya Reais-Parsi
      2012-05-30 21:27:55 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-30 21:24:45 +1200
      Kelly
      2012-05-30 21:07:54 +1200
      Christopher Pepper Mint Butler
      2012-05-30 19:49:21 +1200
      Jeremy Woods
      2012-05-30 14:20:59 +1200
      Rebecca Lovell-Smith
      2012-05-29 17:01:07 +1200
      michael burrowes
      2012-05-29 12:38:00 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-29 10:49:40 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-28 19:59:17 +1200
      Jessie Black
      2012-05-28 16:39:34 +1200
      Sarah
      2012-05-28 15:27:56 +1200
      Lynley Webster
      2012-05-28 13:19:19 +1200
      James Phillips
      2012-05-28 12:23:35 +1200
      Leah Motu
      2012-05-27 17:00:38 +1200
      Liviu Sas
      2012-05-25 14:54:51 +1200
      Natalie Crane
      2012-05-24 15:24:46 +1200
      Ollie Campen
      2012-05-24 08:18:53 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-23 23:42:02 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-22 09:38:46 +1200
      Karina
      2012-05-21 16:49:37 +1200
      James Stuteley
      2012-05-19 14:09:27 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-19 11:29:51 +1200
      Dawn Logan
      2012-05-18 10:52:05 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-18 10:43:12 +1200
      Joey Bania
      2012-05-18 10:38:45 +1200

      Followers of The Free Store Container

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 04/07/2012 at 2:13 PM.