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.

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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

    Eoghan Slattery
    2017-12-22 23:46:26 +1300

    "Rafa for president"

    Rosalie Williams
    2017-12-21 14:14:43 +1300

    "All the very best for a successful campaign. Arohanui"

    Tony Vujnovich
    2017-12-21 13:32:14 +1300
    Evelyn Wright
    2017-12-21 12:43:16 +1300

    "Best wishes!"

    Paul Feltoe
    2017-12-21 07:44:04 +1300
    Barry Grehan
    2017-12-21 01:22:36 +1300

    "Good on ye, Timmy & Rafael!"

    Stephanie Aston
    2017-12-21 00:21:20 +1300
    Holly Prebble
    2017-12-20 11:49:28 +1300

    ":) awesome stuff, best of luck! "

    Followers 3

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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

    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!

      Eoghan Slattery
      2017-12-22 23:46:26 +1300

      "Rafa for president"

      Rosalie Williams
      2017-12-21 14:14:43 +1300

      "All the very best for a successful campaign. Arohanui"

      Tony Vujnovich
      2017-12-21 13:32:14 +1300
      Evelyn Wright
      2017-12-21 12:43:16 +1300

      "Best wishes!"

      Paul Feltoe
      2017-12-21 07:44:04 +1300
      Barry Grehan
      2017-12-21 01:22:36 +1300

      "Good on ye, Timmy & Rafael!"

      Stephanie Aston
      2017-12-21 00:21:20 +1300
      Holly Prebble
      2017-12-20 11:49:28 +1300

      ":) awesome stuff, best of luck! "

      Followers of Carepacks for Carers

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