Carepacks for Carers

By Rafael Lee

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Carepacks For Carers

Project 2017-12-03 21:09:51 +1300

A while ago. I met this amazing lady named Timmy Smith from Waiheke Island. She wears many hats, a mother, a business woman, a community warrior, tea blender and jewellery maker just to name a few. One thing that struck a chord with me was her passion to support Starship Hospital where she had to make countless visits for her daughter.

As a new father of two young children, I could not imagine what it would be like to stay at the hospital while caring for your child. It must be a frightening experience to see your beautiful child fighting for life. You will be doing all you can to care for your child. Caring for yourself, especially in an emergency situation, I can only imagine that it will be the last thing on your list. Yet, the carers need to be cared for too.

Timmy, based on her own experience, has decided to create Carepacks for Carers.

Carepacks for Carers is about providing “Knowledge, Nourishment and Connection” for carers.

It will be packed with information and knowledge that parents need to know about their stay at Starship Hospital.

It will be packed with items to nourish the carers like healthy snacks and care products.

It will be packed with means of connection like a simple cell phone charger. But mostly a connection to the group of supporters, like YOU. To let the carers know that they are not doing this alone.

I was moved by Timmy’s story and her positive spirit. So I have decided to support Carepacks for Carers project by setting up a crowdfunding campaign with PledgeMe. Also, I will be participating the Epic Swim 10 km race in Lake Taupo in Jan 2018 to help raise fund for this project. This will be a challenge for myself, as I have never swum 10km in open water before.

The money raised will be used to create the first few hundred carepacks to give great momentum to this project. The Carepacks for Carers will be made sustainable via “Pay Forward” model, where a carer who receive this carepack will be given a choice of buying a pack or two for other carers. We believe in the power of the crowd and putting a small effort together to make a big impact.

Comments

Updates 3

We are featured in newspapers!

25/01/2018 at 6:42 AM

Our busking and fundraising effort has been featured in Stuff News Website and Waiheke Marketplace Newspaper recently.

Article on Stuff.co.nz

 

Front page on Waiheke Marketplace Newspaper.

Busking at the Waiheke Ostend Market today

20/01/2018 at 7:13 PM

Busking Duo - Bazabu and Riffraff

Fantastic day at the Waiheke Ostend Market. Beautiful weather and we raised $152.20 today!

 

Also, we have now reached the target of $5,000!!

 

Epic Swim and Epic Results

16/01/2018 at 5:50 AM

It was an awesome weekend and I have done it!

3 hours and 4 minutes in the water and I have completed the longest swim in my life!

For stories, follow us on the facebook here.

https://www.facebook.com/carepacksforcarers/

Thanks!

    Pledgers 68

    melissa
    2018-01-12 10:05:30 +1300

    "Go Rafel!"

    Kirsty Owen
    2018-01-12 09:34:24 +1300

    "Amazing idea. Well done to all bringing it to life."

    Tayla
    2018-01-12 08:56:33 +1300
    Michelle Richards
    2018-01-12 08:25:29 +1300

    "What a wonderful idea and collaboration. Best of luck with this project! "

    Albert Koak
    2018-01-11 21:38:04 +1300

    "I hope your successful results..."

    Rebecca R
    2018-01-11 21:27:12 +1300

    "Go Rafael!!! Can't wait for my swim coach lesson from you! ;)"

    Paula
    2018-01-11 17:00:43 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-11 12:52:52 +1300

    "Go Raff!! We wish you every success in this epic swim! Aimee Scotty and William xox"

    Fiona Lunjevich
    2018-01-10 06:21:00 +1300

    "What a wonderful thing you are doing for others. Good Luck!"

    Michael Gerrard
    2018-01-09 21:41:55 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-09 20:09:09 +1300

    "XX Showing the way.Go guys :)"

    Daken
    2018-01-09 17:05:06 +1300

    "great stuff Raf, swim well! Great idea with these care packs. God bless"

    Lance Pilbrow
    2018-01-09 10:43:27 +1300

    "Great! And I get you you to come swim with me! Ngamotu Beach it is, I'll let you choose date. We'll crank out an epic 100m together....."

    John Tucker
    2018-01-08 21:57:08 +1300

    "You're an inspiration, Raf. Great cause, great effort. Hope you can really enjoy your swim this weekend!"

    Toss Grumley
    2018-01-08 14:16:16 +1300
    Kathie Agnew
    2018-01-08 13:03:11 +1300
    Ross Barker
    2018-01-06 20:17:29 +1300

    "Supper proud of you both Rafael and Timmy"

    Anna Lowe
    2018-01-06 09:32:30 +1300

    "Awesome initiative! "

    Angela
    2018-01-06 08:48:09 +1300

    "Go RAF!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-06 08:45:47 +1300
    Tobias Roebuck-Ward
    2018-01-05 17:15:43 +1300

    "We wish you all the very best, if there’s anything else we can do to help spread the word let us know x"

    Sonia Lee
    2018-01-05 14:41:52 +1300
    Lisa Yuen
    2018-01-05 13:58:16 +1300

    "Love what you are doing and the great cause! Go Raf! :D"

    Insoon Lee
    2018-01-05 12:26:04 +1300

    "Go my son!"

    Ryan Kamins
    2018-01-05 11:39:39 +1300

    "All the best for the project Rafael! A great cause and idea - Riot Foods Team"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-01-05 06:13:54 +1300

    "Go go go!"

    Pablo
    2018-01-03 21:57:47 +1300
    Ilana Signal
    2018-01-01 13:32:15 +1300
    wayne voss
    2017-12-26 09:46:54 +1300

    "Well done Rafael for helping out in this way. FYI: the transactions are processed by one of my clients!"

    Barry Grehan
    2017-12-24 00:14:11 +1300

    "Swim-coach Lee!"

    Followers 3

    Followers of Carepacks for Carers

    Carepacks For Carers

    Project 2017-12-03 21:09:51 +1300

    A while ago. I met this amazing lady named Timmy Smith from Waiheke Island. She wears many hats, a mother, a business woman, a community warrior, tea blender and jewellery maker just to name a few. One thing that struck a chord with me was her passion to support Starship Hospital where she had to make countless visits for her daughter.

    As a new father of two young children, I could not imagine what it would be like to stay at the hospital while caring for your child. It must be a frightening experience to see your beautiful child fighting for life. You will be doing all you can to care for your child. Caring for yourself, especially in an emergency situation, I can only imagine that it will be the last thing on your list. Yet, the carers need to be cared for too.

    Timmy, based on her own experience, has decided to create Carepacks for Carers.

    Carepacks for Carers is about providing “Knowledge, Nourishment and Connection” for carers.

    It will be packed with information and knowledge that parents need to know about their stay at Starship Hospital.

    It will be packed with items to nourish the carers like healthy snacks and care products.

    It will be packed with means of connection like a simple cell phone charger. But mostly a connection to the group of supporters, like YOU. To let the carers know that they are not doing this alone.

    I was moved by Timmy’s story and her positive spirit. So I have decided to support Carepacks for Carers project by setting up a crowdfunding campaign with PledgeMe. Also, I will be participating the Epic Swim 10 km race in Lake Taupo in Jan 2018 to help raise fund for this project. This will be a challenge for myself, as I have never swum 10km in open water before.

    The money raised will be used to create the first few hundred carepacks to give great momentum to this project. The Carepacks for Carers will be made sustainable via “Pay Forward” model, where a carer who receive this carepack will be given a choice of buying a pack or two for other carers. We believe in the power of the crowd and putting a small effort together to make a big impact.

    Comments

    We are featured in newspapers!

    25/01/2018 at 6:42 AM

    Our busking and fundraising effort has been featured in Stuff News Website and Waiheke Marketplace Newspaper recently.

    Article on Stuff.co.nz

     

    Front page on Waiheke Marketplace Newspaper.

    Busking at the Waiheke Ostend Market today

    20/01/2018 at 7:13 PM

    Busking Duo - Bazabu and Riffraff

    Fantastic day at the Waiheke Ostend Market. Beautiful weather and we raised $152.20 today!

     

    Also, we have now reached the target of $5,000!!

     

    Epic Swim and Epic Results

    16/01/2018 at 5:50 AM

    It was an awesome weekend and I have done it!

    3 hours and 4 minutes in the water and I have completed the longest swim in my life!

    For stories, follow us on the facebook here.

    https://www.facebook.com/carepacksforcarers/

    Thanks!

      melissa
      2018-01-12 10:05:30 +1300

      "Go Rafel!"

      Kirsty Owen
      2018-01-12 09:34:24 +1300

      "Amazing idea. Well done to all bringing it to life."

      Tayla
      2018-01-12 08:56:33 +1300
      Michelle Richards
      2018-01-12 08:25:29 +1300

      "What a wonderful idea and collaboration. Best of luck with this project! "

      Albert Koak
      2018-01-11 21:38:04 +1300

      "I hope your successful results..."

      Rebecca R
      2018-01-11 21:27:12 +1300

      "Go Rafael!!! Can't wait for my swim coach lesson from you! ;)"

      Paula
      2018-01-11 17:00:43 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-11 12:52:52 +1300

      "Go Raff!! We wish you every success in this epic swim! Aimee Scotty and William xox"

      Fiona Lunjevich
      2018-01-10 06:21:00 +1300

      "What a wonderful thing you are doing for others. Good Luck!"

      Michael Gerrard
      2018-01-09 21:41:55 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-09 20:09:09 +1300

      "XX Showing the way.Go guys :)"

      Daken
      2018-01-09 17:05:06 +1300

      "great stuff Raf, swim well! Great idea with these care packs. God bless"

      Lance Pilbrow
      2018-01-09 10:43:27 +1300

      "Great! And I get you you to come swim with me! Ngamotu Beach it is, I'll let you choose date. We'll crank out an epic 100m together....."

      John Tucker
      2018-01-08 21:57:08 +1300

      "You're an inspiration, Raf. Great cause, great effort. Hope you can really enjoy your swim this weekend!"

      Toss Grumley
      2018-01-08 14:16:16 +1300
      Kathie Agnew
      2018-01-08 13:03:11 +1300
      Ross Barker
      2018-01-06 20:17:29 +1300

      "Supper proud of you both Rafael and Timmy"

      Anna Lowe
      2018-01-06 09:32:30 +1300

      "Awesome initiative! "

      Angela
      2018-01-06 08:48:09 +1300

      "Go RAF!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-06 08:45:47 +1300
      Tobias Roebuck-Ward
      2018-01-05 17:15:43 +1300

      "We wish you all the very best, if there’s anything else we can do to help spread the word let us know x"

      Sonia Lee
      2018-01-05 14:41:52 +1300
      Lisa Yuen
      2018-01-05 13:58:16 +1300

      "Love what you are doing and the great cause! Go Raf! :D"

      Insoon Lee
      2018-01-05 12:26:04 +1300

      "Go my son!"

      Ryan Kamins
      2018-01-05 11:39:39 +1300

      "All the best for the project Rafael! A great cause and idea - Riot Foods Team"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-01-05 06:13:54 +1300

      "Go go go!"

      Pablo
      2018-01-03 21:57:47 +1300
      Ilana Signal
      2018-01-01 13:32:15 +1300
      wayne voss
      2017-12-26 09:46:54 +1300

      "Well done Rafael for helping out in this way. FYI: the transactions are processed by one of my clients!"

      Barry Grehan
      2017-12-24 00:14:11 +1300

      "Swim-coach Lee!"

      Followers of Carepacks for Carers

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 30/01/2018 at 11:00 AM.