Give back, Shift forward

By Fran McEwen

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Give Back, Shift Forward

Project 2016-01-20 10:57:33 +1300

Give back, Shift forward

Give back, Shift forward is a new Wellington social enterprise1 that aims to raise funds to remove the financial barrier to participation in physical activity and wellbeing opportunities for young Wellington women aged 12-20.

 

1 A social enterprise is a revenue-generating business with a twist! Its one major goal is to earn revenue which is invested into achieving social, cultural and/or environmental outcomes.

 

Problem

Local and national research confirms that one of the biggest barriers to participation for young people is cost (registration fees, uniforms, equipment, transport etc.). Evidence also shows that the number of young women taking part in physical activity and sport is decreasing.

 

Solution

To raise funds by offering luxe drink bottles and a tote bag as rewards for those who support this worthy cause. All profit made from the sale of the rewards below will go into a fund that young Wellington women can apply to in order to cover the cost of physical activity fees, equipment, uniforms and transport. If we exceed our target, a portion of the extra profit will go towards additional social media marketing of the Shift project to young Wellington women - our thoughts are that there is no point in having a fund and opportunities for growth available if young women don't know about them!

Give back, Shift forward was born during a four-week prototyping sprint programme called 'Te Koanga' held in November 2015 by Lifehack and Enspiral. Katie and Fran from Wellington City Council's Parks, Sport and Recreation team and Chloe from the Boys and Girls Institute (BGI) developed the social enterprise concept. Charlotte, Natalie and Fern, Massey University Design students, gave the project wings (with the help of their mentor, Designer Rachel Knight) and produced the three 'Give back, Shift forward' products and video campaign.

 

Products

Shift Ninja drink bottle: The ultimate food grade stainless steel drink bottle. Tough and durable - just like a ninja! This black 700ml bottle is a healthy and safe alternative to plastic, being reusable and BPA free. It fits in a bike bottle cage and doesn't leak (trust us - we've put it through its paces!)

Totes gotta have that bag: This black modern and stylish 42cm2 tote bag is great for carrying your activewear, library books or fresh market produce. This gorgeous tote is made of 320GSM cotton canvas and is printed on both sides.

Classy Glassy drink bottle: The water bottle you've been waiting for! It can hold both hot and cold liquid and will be a fabulous accessory for your work desk. Being made from borosillicate glass means it is BPA free and reusable. Classy Glassy holds 500mls and has a screw top.

*Please note all products have the text 'I support the wellbeing of young Wellington women' printed on them. We have also chosen to use local Wellington suppliers and deliverers for ethical and health & safety reasons. All national delivery charges are included in the pledge amount - sorry, no international delivery options available.

 

Goals

By creating products and selling them to compassionate people we hope to meet (even exceed) our PledgeMe target. We aim to support a minimum of 100 young Wellington women in 2016, allowing them to get moving in their chosen physical activity. Together we can ensure that young women from all backgrounds can access the life changing benefits of participating in physical activity and wellbeing opportunities.

 

Partners & Supporters

We would like to acknowledge all the support we have recieved from Lifehack, Enspiral and Designer Rachel Knight.

We would also like to thank the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) for their support with kickstarting Give back, Shift forward and the social enterprise production development workshops for young women that will follow on from this PledgeMe campaign.

A recent edition to our partners is Russell from Nocar Cargo. Russell will pedal your products to you if your delivery address is in the Wellington CBD (check out the map of Russell's delivery area). This local, sustainable and active transport delivery method is available to the buyer at a small additional cost... but will make you feel even better about your purchase!

Lastly, but most importantly, we would like to thank the young women who starred in the campaign video. Special mention to the staff and Break Out dance crew from Eastern Southern Youth Trust (ESYT) we couldn't have done it without you!

 

Thank you from us for reading and hopefully pledging. Collectively we can make a Shift for young Wellington women!

Shift Sisterhood

 From left: Chloe, Fern, Fran, Natalie, Katie & Charlotte - some of the Shift Sisterhood.

 

Shift: shift your body, shift your mind

Shift is the name of an overarching pilot project being delivered in Wellington City and funded by Sport Wellington and MSD. Shift aims to improve young women's wellbeing through increasing physical activity and wellbeing opportunities. It has five key components:

  1. To engage with four groups of less active young women and co-design a 10 week programme around physical activity and wellbeing in secondary education settings.
  2. To develop and support five groups of young female leaders who champion physical activity and wellbeing in their schools and communities.
  3. To increase the number of young women aged 12-20 engaging in fun, social, low cost movement opportunities based in their communities.
  4. Give back, Shift Forward - the opportunity for those passionate about young women's wellbeing to help support a fund that will remove the financial barrier to participation for those who need it most.
  5. To provide the opportunity for young women to practice leadership, empathy and co-design through two Give back, Shift forward social enterprise weekend workshops in 2016.

Whilst the Shift project does have funding, it doesn't allow for individual financial support. Local research shows that the cost of physical activity to young people and their families is a real barrier to getting moving.

To find out how you can be involved visit the Give back, Shift forward Facebook page or to sign up for the Shift monthly eNewsletter.

 

Comments

Updates 1

WOW! Thank you Pledges!

02/02/2016 at 9:21 AM

Hi wellbeing supporters!

We are so excited to have reached our first milestone! Thank you so much for your pledge!

$500

    Pledgers 107

    Sasitorn Kanthiya
    2016-02-07 21:56:02 +1300
    Michael Smith
    2016-02-06 22:52:57 +1300
    Tess Clarke
    2016-02-06 11:57:14 +1300
    Tess Clarke
    2016-02-06 11:55:03 +1300

    "Very happy to be able to support this awesome initiative!"

    Michelle Campbell
    2016-02-05 14:53:04 +1300

    "Awesome campaign :)"

    Jessie
    2016-02-05 11:06:36 +1300
    Blair Duncan
    2016-02-05 09:37:12 +1300
    Ryan Bailey
    2016-02-05 09:02:05 +1300
    illona keenan
    2016-02-05 08:10:01 +1300

    "Go Fran and team"

    Jessica Setu
    2016-02-04 20:17:16 +1300
    Toni Thompson
    2016-02-04 09:08:49 +1300

    "I think this is an inspired and very worthy initiative which I wholeheartedly support. "

    Luke Adams
    2016-02-04 09:05:53 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-02-04 08:44:11 +1300
    Josette McAllister
    2016-02-04 07:07:00 +1300

    "Well done Shift partners and organisers! Great initiative."

    Ali Whitton
    2016-02-03 15:00:25 +1300

    "Great cause! :) Well done on such a great project!"

    Tim Park
    2016-02-03 14:39:51 +1300

    "Great project. "

    Thomas Keir
    2016-02-03 10:23:23 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-02-03 09:53:46 +1300
    Paul McGregor
    2016-02-03 09:02:08 +1300

    "Awesome campaign guys. If I was employed, I'd be giving way more!"

    Cecily Duncan
    2016-02-03 08:04:39 +1300

    "Great incentive for young people to get active and enjoy different kinds of exercise. Well done to the team organising this campaign"

    Viv Maidaborn
    2016-02-02 22:05:35 +1300

    "I love this idea of paying it forward as well as young women getting into action for each other, Yaa the sisterhood"

    Fran McEwen
    2016-02-02 21:20:15 +1300

    "The Bank of Fath supports your project. xxx"

    Fran McEwen
    2016-02-02 21:19:06 +1300
    Chloe Forbes
    2016-02-02 19:12:04 +1300
    Chloe Forbes
    2016-02-02 19:02:57 +1300

    "Arohanui"

    Dayna Carter
    2016-02-02 17:27:47 +1300

    "Shift = opportunities and Wellbeing ☺ ka mau te wehi ngà ataahua wahine xxx"

    Glenn mcGovern
    2016-02-02 16:39:37 +1300
    Nick Brown
    2016-02-02 16:33:52 +1300
    Phil Bilbrough
    2016-02-02 15:14:57 +1300

    "We need a healthy society."

    Elizabeth Farrell-Webley
    2016-02-02 14:24:41 +1300

    "Fabulous cause :)"

    Followers 2

    Followers of Give back, Shift forward

    Give Back, Shift Forward

    Project 2016-01-20 10:57:33 +1300

    Give back, Shift forward

    Give back, Shift forward is a new Wellington social enterprise1 that aims to raise funds to remove the financial barrier to participation in physical activity and wellbeing opportunities for young Wellington women aged 12-20.

     

    1 A social enterprise is a revenue-generating business with a twist! Its one major goal is to earn revenue which is invested into achieving social, cultural and/or environmental outcomes.

     

    Problem

    Local and national research confirms that one of the biggest barriers to participation for young people is cost (registration fees, uniforms, equipment, transport etc.). Evidence also shows that the number of young women taking part in physical activity and sport is decreasing.

     

    Solution

    To raise funds by offering luxe drink bottles and a tote bag as rewards for those who support this worthy cause. All profit made from the sale of the rewards below will go into a fund that young Wellington women can apply to in order to cover the cost of physical activity fees, equipment, uniforms and transport. If we exceed our target, a portion of the extra profit will go towards additional social media marketing of the Shift project to young Wellington women - our thoughts are that there is no point in having a fund and opportunities for growth available if young women don't know about them!

    Give back, Shift forward was born during a four-week prototyping sprint programme called 'Te Koanga' held in November 2015 by Lifehack and Enspiral. Katie and Fran from Wellington City Council's Parks, Sport and Recreation team and Chloe from the Boys and Girls Institute (BGI) developed the social enterprise concept. Charlotte, Natalie and Fern, Massey University Design students, gave the project wings (with the help of their mentor, Designer Rachel Knight) and produced the three 'Give back, Shift forward' products and video campaign.

     

    Products

    Shift Ninja drink bottle: The ultimate food grade stainless steel drink bottle. Tough and durable - just like a ninja! This black 700ml bottle is a healthy and safe alternative to plastic, being reusable and BPA free. It fits in a bike bottle cage and doesn't leak (trust us - we've put it through its paces!)

    Totes gotta have that bag: This black modern and stylish 42cm2 tote bag is great for carrying your activewear, library books or fresh market produce. This gorgeous tote is made of 320GSM cotton canvas and is printed on both sides.

    Classy Glassy drink bottle: The water bottle you've been waiting for! It can hold both hot and cold liquid and will be a fabulous accessory for your work desk. Being made from borosillicate glass means it is BPA free and reusable. Classy Glassy holds 500mls and has a screw top.

    *Please note all products have the text 'I support the wellbeing of young Wellington women' printed on them. We have also chosen to use local Wellington suppliers and deliverers for ethical and health & safety reasons. All national delivery charges are included in the pledge amount - sorry, no international delivery options available.

     

    Goals

    By creating products and selling them to compassionate people we hope to meet (even exceed) our PledgeMe target. We aim to support a minimum of 100 young Wellington women in 2016, allowing them to get moving in their chosen physical activity. Together we can ensure that young women from all backgrounds can access the life changing benefits of participating in physical activity and wellbeing opportunities.

     

    Partners & Supporters

    We would like to acknowledge all the support we have recieved from Lifehack, Enspiral and Designer Rachel Knight.

    We would also like to thank the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) for their support with kickstarting Give back, Shift forward and the social enterprise production development workshops for young women that will follow on from this PledgeMe campaign.

    A recent edition to our partners is Russell from Nocar Cargo. Russell will pedal your products to you if your delivery address is in the Wellington CBD (check out the map of Russell's delivery area). This local, sustainable and active transport delivery method is available to the buyer at a small additional cost... but will make you feel even better about your purchase!

    Lastly, but most importantly, we would like to thank the young women who starred in the campaign video. Special mention to the staff and Break Out dance crew from Eastern Southern Youth Trust (ESYT) we couldn't have done it without you!

     

    Thank you from us for reading and hopefully pledging. Collectively we can make a Shift for young Wellington women!

    Shift Sisterhood

     From left: Chloe, Fern, Fran, Natalie, Katie & Charlotte - some of the Shift Sisterhood.

     

    Shift: shift your body, shift your mind

    Shift is the name of an overarching pilot project being delivered in Wellington City and funded by Sport Wellington and MSD. Shift aims to improve young women's wellbeing through increasing physical activity and wellbeing opportunities. It has five key components:

    1. To engage with four groups of less active young women and co-design a 10 week programme around physical activity and wellbeing in secondary education settings.
    2. To develop and support five groups of young female leaders who champion physical activity and wellbeing in their schools and communities.
    3. To increase the number of young women aged 12-20 engaging in fun, social, low cost movement opportunities based in their communities.
    4. Give back, Shift Forward - the opportunity for those passionate about young women's wellbeing to help support a fund that will remove the financial barrier to participation for those who need it most.
    5. To provide the opportunity for young women to practice leadership, empathy and co-design through two Give back, Shift forward social enterprise weekend workshops in 2016.

    Whilst the Shift project does have funding, it doesn't allow for individual financial support. Local research shows that the cost of physical activity to young people and their families is a real barrier to getting moving.

    To find out how you can be involved visit the Give back, Shift forward Facebook page or to sign up for the Shift monthly eNewsletter.

     

    Comments

    WOW! Thank you Pledges!

    02/02/2016 at 9:21 AM

    Hi wellbeing supporters!

    We are so excited to have reached our first milestone! Thank you so much for your pledge!

    $500

      Sasitorn Kanthiya
      2016-02-07 21:56:02 +1300
      Michael Smith
      2016-02-06 22:52:57 +1300
      Tess Clarke
      2016-02-06 11:57:14 +1300
      Tess Clarke
      2016-02-06 11:55:03 +1300

      "Very happy to be able to support this awesome initiative!"

      Michelle Campbell
      2016-02-05 14:53:04 +1300

      "Awesome campaign :)"

      Jessie
      2016-02-05 11:06:36 +1300
      Blair Duncan
      2016-02-05 09:37:12 +1300
      Ryan Bailey
      2016-02-05 09:02:05 +1300
      illona keenan
      2016-02-05 08:10:01 +1300

      "Go Fran and team"

      Jessica Setu
      2016-02-04 20:17:16 +1300
      Toni Thompson
      2016-02-04 09:08:49 +1300

      "I think this is an inspired and very worthy initiative which I wholeheartedly support. "

      Luke Adams
      2016-02-04 09:05:53 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-02-04 08:44:11 +1300
      Josette McAllister
      2016-02-04 07:07:00 +1300

      "Well done Shift partners and organisers! Great initiative."

      Ali Whitton
      2016-02-03 15:00:25 +1300

      "Great cause! :) Well done on such a great project!"

      Tim Park
      2016-02-03 14:39:51 +1300

      "Great project. "

      Thomas Keir
      2016-02-03 10:23:23 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-02-03 09:53:46 +1300
      Paul McGregor
      2016-02-03 09:02:08 +1300

      "Awesome campaign guys. If I was employed, I'd be giving way more!"

      Cecily Duncan
      2016-02-03 08:04:39 +1300

      "Great incentive for young people to get active and enjoy different kinds of exercise. Well done to the team organising this campaign"

      Viv Maidaborn
      2016-02-02 22:05:35 +1300

      "I love this idea of paying it forward as well as young women getting into action for each other, Yaa the sisterhood"

      Fran McEwen
      2016-02-02 21:20:15 +1300

      "The Bank of Fath supports your project. xxx"

      Fran McEwen
      2016-02-02 21:19:06 +1300
      Chloe Forbes
      2016-02-02 19:12:04 +1300
      Chloe Forbes
      2016-02-02 19:02:57 +1300

      "Arohanui"

      Dayna Carter
      2016-02-02 17:27:47 +1300

      "Shift = opportunities and Wellbeing ☺ ka mau te wehi ngà ataahua wahine xxx"

      Glenn mcGovern
      2016-02-02 16:39:37 +1300
      Nick Brown
      2016-02-02 16:33:52 +1300
      Phil Bilbrough
      2016-02-02 15:14:57 +1300

      "We need a healthy society."

      Elizabeth Farrell-Webley
      2016-02-02 14:24:41 +1300

      "Fabulous cause :)"

      Followers of Give back, Shift forward

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 09/03/2016 at 2:00 PM.