Downlights Wax Melter Fundraising Campaign

By Jennifer Del Bel

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NZ $25,262 pledged


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Downlights Wax Melter Fundraising Campaign

Project 2020-09-23 09:57:15 +1200

Downlights want to buy specialised equipment that our Downlights Crew need, most importantly a wax melter with pouring wand.


Every Downlights candle is made with artisan techniques that is 20+ steps long. Some steps in the process are too hard for some of our Downlights Crew.

Currently, we pour with 3kg jugs that are filled from a 40kg wax melter and then have fragrance added to them. The jugs are heavy and cumbersome for our Downlight Crew and we often have little spills or overfills.

Downlights want to make ALL steps in the candle making process accessible to ALL our Crew so they can become Chief Candle Makers like Queen Kirsty.

Queen Kirsty Pouring Candles

The new wax melter still allows us to hand pour but has a lightweight dispensing wand and automatic measuring gauge for precise pouring. It will give EVERY Downlights Crew member the opportunity and ability to pour candles!

We would also like to buy equipment like adjustable benches, steps and seats that some of our Downlights Crew need to be comfortable. At present we are using temporary solutions like boxes.

Downlights is a PledgeMe Alumni following our successful equity crowdfunding campaign earlier in 2020. From this campaign we were able to move into a new, bigger Downlights HQ and our increased manufacturing capacity and increased sales meant we could hire two new Downlights Crew members! We made THIS thank you video from the day we moved into Downlights HQ.

Downlights was also granted Living Wage accreditation, in acknowledgement of our commitment to all Downlights Crew members from their first day of employment.

In September Downlights was honoured to win the Diversity Award 2020 for the Breaking Barriers category. You can see the judges feedback and case study HERE

With this fundraiser, we will take Downlights to even greater heights as a role model for workplace diversity and inclusion.

Downlights has been generously given some beautiful gifts to offer pledgers, and we have created a few truly unique gifts ourselves. We want to say a huge thank you to Moana Skincare for their generosity.

Moana Skincare is a certified organic cosmeceutical skincare range made with premium native NZ ingredients. We have a variety of beautiful products on offer.

Thanks for your support!

 

Nikki the Pocket Rocket at work

 

Miles and Tony swapping pouring tips

 

Taylor with her splatter artwork

 

Jack, chief candle maker, at work


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Pledgers 69

Anonymous pledger
2020-12-08 11:38:46 +1300

"What an inspiration - All the very best! "

Anonymous pledger
2020-12-08 10:57:22 +1300

"Wonderful to hear about your social enterprise at this morning's WIN breakfast."

Meghann Humphries
2020-12-08 07:43:12 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-12-08 06:15:59 +1300
Angela Walter
2020-12-07 21:57:23 +1300

"Keep up your fabulous work Downlights crew"

Carly Apps
2020-12-07 19:53:25 +1300

"Hi guys! What you are doing is awesome! I make candles myself and have a small business....its not easy!!! Your candles are beautiful... Keep up the awesome work and smashing those goals. Carly Apps - AppsTrology Candles x"

Jennifer Del Bel
2020-12-05 18:57:43 +1300

"This is funds raised from the Quiz Night Hosted by BNI newmarket. They will be getting additonal rewards, such as the painting experience with the crew. I am pledging on behalf of everyone that purchased tickets and attended the evening."

Anne Copeland
2020-12-04 07:17:09 +1300

"Good Luck team Love your work "

Joan Kennaird
2020-12-03 16:36:41 +1300
Emma Goodman
2020-12-03 14:49:56 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-12-03 14:42:30 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-12-03 14:26:33 +1300
Sandi Jull
2020-12-03 13:46:10 +1300

"I'm honored to be able to participate and support social enterprises to grow and develop."

Karen MacLeod
2020-11-20 17:55:00 +1300

"Best wishes from Karen & Stew"

Pamela White
2020-11-20 11:29:14 +1300
Shirley and Kevin Wells
2020-11-18 07:08:13 +1300

"Fantastic enterprise 😁"

Heike Warda
2020-11-17 13:09:52 +1300

"Love what you're all doing!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-11-17 11:46:36 +1300
B Evans
2020-11-16 19:09:29 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-11-16 15:59:09 +1300
Kat Andrews
2020-11-16 10:18:44 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-11-15 19:24:51 +1300

"How awesome are you guys...."

Anonymous pledger
2020-11-15 16:05:35 +1300

"Well done everyone. Keep smiling and laughing. "

Alison Etheridge
2020-11-15 12:31:42 +1300
Tony Gibbons
2020-11-15 09:30:44 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-11-15 07:44:39 +1300

"An inspiring enterprise with wonderful values x"

Daniela Bunao
2020-11-05 22:08:12 +1300

"To everyone with Down Syndrome and intellectual or learning disabilities, may you continue to illuminate, care, and change <3 "

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-27 19:23:32 +1300
Aleksandra Wocial
2020-10-23 18:24:32 +1300

"Thank you for your amazing work and for championing diversity!"

Nicholas Schumacher
2020-10-22 14:55:26 +1300

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Followers of Downlights Wax Melter Fundraising Campaign

Downlights Wax Melter Fundraising Campaign

Project 2020-09-23 09:57:15 +1200

Downlights want to buy specialised equipment that our Downlights Crew need, most importantly a wax melter with pouring wand.


Every Downlights candle is made with artisan techniques that is 20+ steps long. Some steps in the process are too hard for some of our Downlights Crew.

Currently, we pour with 3kg jugs that are filled from a 40kg wax melter and then have fragrance added to them. The jugs are heavy and cumbersome for our Downlight Crew and we often have little spills or overfills.

Downlights want to make ALL steps in the candle making process accessible to ALL our Crew so they can become Chief Candle Makers like Queen Kirsty.

Queen Kirsty Pouring Candles

The new wax melter still allows us to hand pour but has a lightweight dispensing wand and automatic measuring gauge for precise pouring. It will give EVERY Downlights Crew member the opportunity and ability to pour candles!

We would also like to buy equipment like adjustable benches, steps and seats that some of our Downlights Crew need to be comfortable. At present we are using temporary solutions like boxes.

Downlights is a PledgeMe Alumni following our successful equity crowdfunding campaign earlier in 2020. From this campaign we were able to move into a new, bigger Downlights HQ and our increased manufacturing capacity and increased sales meant we could hire two new Downlights Crew members! We made THIS thank you video from the day we moved into Downlights HQ.

Downlights was also granted Living Wage accreditation, in acknowledgement of our commitment to all Downlights Crew members from their first day of employment.

In September Downlights was honoured to win the Diversity Award 2020 for the Breaking Barriers category. You can see the judges feedback and case study HERE

With this fundraiser, we will take Downlights to even greater heights as a role model for workplace diversity and inclusion.

Downlights has been generously given some beautiful gifts to offer pledgers, and we have created a few truly unique gifts ourselves. We want to say a huge thank you to Moana Skincare for their generosity.

Moana Skincare is a certified organic cosmeceutical skincare range made with premium native NZ ingredients. We have a variety of beautiful products on offer.

Thanks for your support!

 

Nikki the Pocket Rocket at work

 

Miles and Tony swapping pouring tips

 

Taylor with her splatter artwork

 

Jack, chief candle maker, at work


Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Anonymous pledger
2020-12-08 11:38:46 +1300

"What an inspiration - All the very best! "

Anonymous pledger
2020-12-08 10:57:22 +1300

"Wonderful to hear about your social enterprise at this morning's WIN breakfast."

Meghann Humphries
2020-12-08 07:43:12 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-12-08 06:15:59 +1300
Angela Walter
2020-12-07 21:57:23 +1300

"Keep up your fabulous work Downlights crew"

Carly Apps
2020-12-07 19:53:25 +1300

"Hi guys! What you are doing is awesome! I make candles myself and have a small business....its not easy!!! Your candles are beautiful... Keep up the awesome work and smashing those goals. Carly Apps - AppsTrology Candles x"

Jennifer Del Bel
2020-12-05 18:57:43 +1300

"This is funds raised from the Quiz Night Hosted by BNI newmarket. They will be getting additonal rewards, such as the painting experience with the crew. I am pledging on behalf of everyone that purchased tickets and attended the evening."

Anne Copeland
2020-12-04 07:17:09 +1300

"Good Luck team Love your work "

Joan Kennaird
2020-12-03 16:36:41 +1300
Emma Goodman
2020-12-03 14:49:56 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-12-03 14:42:30 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-12-03 14:26:33 +1300
Sandi Jull
2020-12-03 13:46:10 +1300

"I'm honored to be able to participate and support social enterprises to grow and develop."

Karen MacLeod
2020-11-20 17:55:00 +1300

"Best wishes from Karen & Stew"

Pamela White
2020-11-20 11:29:14 +1300
Shirley and Kevin Wells
2020-11-18 07:08:13 +1300

"Fantastic enterprise 😁"

Heike Warda
2020-11-17 13:09:52 +1300

"Love what you're all doing!"

Anonymous pledger
2020-11-17 11:46:36 +1300
B Evans
2020-11-16 19:09:29 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-11-16 15:59:09 +1300
Kat Andrews
2020-11-16 10:18:44 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-11-15 19:24:51 +1300

"How awesome are you guys...."

Anonymous pledger
2020-11-15 16:05:35 +1300

"Well done everyone. Keep smiling and laughing. "

Alison Etheridge
2020-11-15 12:31:42 +1300
Tony Gibbons
2020-11-15 09:30:44 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2020-11-15 07:44:39 +1300

"An inspiring enterprise with wonderful values x"

Daniela Bunao
2020-11-05 22:08:12 +1300

"To everyone with Down Syndrome and intellectual or learning disabilities, may you continue to illuminate, care, and change <3 "

Anonymous pledger
2020-10-27 19:23:32 +1300
Aleksandra Wocial
2020-10-23 18:24:32 +1300

"Thank you for your amazing work and for championing diversity!"

Nicholas Schumacher
2020-10-22 14:55:26 +1300

Followers of Downlights Wax Melter Fundraising Campaign

This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 08/12/2020 at 2:00 PM.
Downlights Card From One Of Our Downlights Crew
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Moana Moisturiser
Moana Gentle Exfoliator
Moana Instant Lifting Mask
Moana Night Repair Serum
Small Bespoke Splatter Painting Made By Our Downlights Crew
Factory Tour + Soy Melt Experience With The Crew
Large Bespoke Splatter Painting Made By Our Downlights Crew
Downlights Luxury Gift Set + Moana Gift Set
Splatter Paint Experience