#BNZAndroidPayBack – doing good

All companies (and most people whether they know it or not), are in marketing. Whether it’s paid advertising, word of mouth, or letting your product, work, skills, cause or art speak for itself. You’ve gotta let people know what you’ve got if you think it’s worth them buying, using, contributing to, or enjoying. I’m stoked to […]

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It’s a wrap! (Nearly)

Whoa, what a week. Friday marked the last of our early morning sorting sessions at the warehouse, the last school having their presents delivered and handed out to the kids, and conveniently fell on my birthday which made celebratory dinner at the park with my funny little 2 year old even better. How we helped […]

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It’s nearly time!

It’s nearly time to start getting these presents out to the little hands waiting for them. This year has been an awesome reminder of how many people do actually want to make a difference – and just need a hand to do so. I’ve tried to achieve two things with the project, the first objective […]

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Stacking and sorting

Kia ora team, Sorting and stacking is well underway! We’ve had two sessions so far out at the DHL warehouse organising over 2000 beautifully wrapped presents. I’ve had so many offers to help which have all been really appreciated, and I’m reminded with each one, how giving our Shoebox Christmas team is! I’m lucky enough to […]

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Monday night/Tuesday morning update

Kia ora team, I hope everyone is safe, dry and managed to get a better sleep than what I know we all got on Sunday night. It was a pretty scary and sad day with a two casualties and a city full of anxious, nervous people yesterday. I spent it and yester-night sorting out work stuff […]

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4 weeks to go!

Only four weeks left! Only four weeks left! Kia ora team,  I hope you all made the most of the long weekend and remembered the sunscreen! …and then the rain jacket today #wellington Man, the year is speeding by quick (EDIT: there were multiple speedy santa jokes in there, none of them were funny). Just […]

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Well that wasn’t too embarrassing

Kia ora team, Firstly the call to action: I love reading about and seeing the awesome gifts that some of the team have already started sending through. There’s been a few people commenting and messaging about how they’ve had their kids involved, and how valuable it is having them understand why their family is helping another […]

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The best problem ever

OK team, I got through the last major chunk of name allocations last night, I’ve only got the people who signed up for more than 3 boxes left to allocate names to now. We have 3500 shoeboxes signed up for. Incredible. Note: when I say allocated, that doesn’t mean sent – I’m sending the names […]

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The most boring update ever

No man or woman should spend this much time in a spreadsheet. It’s 5pm and aside from a quick break when I left the house to buy a new mouse because I could feel some kind of RSI coming on, I’ve been in the master shoebox list allocating names and double checking that there weren’t […]

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