The La Luna Project
Covid - 19 and how The La Luna Project plans to support little Kiwis during this time!!
As the world moves into a tunnel of uncertainty around the forever developing Covid-19 pandemic... and reminds us to distance ourselves from crowds, look after our health, stock up and prepare for the worst, and wash our hands like we never have before... It is easy to forget that for some, these simple measures are not so simple.
For young Kiwi Kids & their families, who are living below the poverty line in Aotearoa (Not to mention all over the world)... The loss of work and income will be hitting harder than you can imagine.
Regular weekly shops for the bare essentials, will become even more of a stretch than usual (you can forget being able to panic buy and stock up), the closure of work places, schools, community events and churches etc... will eliminate the simple pleasures and security that help some get through each week... And you can forget being able to take extra precautions by purchasing suggested items such as vitamins, overpriced hand sanitiser and soap.
Our Vulnerable will become more vulnerable... which many health experts explain will only increase the spread of Covid-19.
So, the La Luna project has decided that for now... our focus will be on developing our care packs so that they can provide communities in need, with the essentials they need to get through this time, to keep themselves happy & to keep a tad of regularity, during such as scary and uncertain time!
So with that said - For as long as needed, La Luna will be creating and sending out both Hygiene Packs & Snack Packs to Schools and Families who need them most in the community!
Hygiene Packs: At this time it is so important for us all to be able to keep up high levels of hygiene and sanitation! These packs will include, a couple of basic handmade soaps, a small hand towel, a bottle of sanitiser, a pack of tissues, (sanitary items if needed) and a bottle of all over body wash.
Snack Packs: In order to keep our immune systems up, it is important that we are filling our bodies with nutritious food throughout the day! These packs will include a range of healthy and nutrient dense snacks, vitamins, electrolytes, and water!
The La Luna Project - Christmas Edition
Each year La Luna strives to support families who need it most in our communities. We have been supporting incredible organisations such as Give a Blanket, The Woman's Refuge and The ACM over the past few years - And we are so grateful for the support you guys show in helping us to do so.
This Christmas (1st of December - 20th of December 2019), La Luna will be donating 10% of all sales towards the creation and distribution of care packs, food and gifts for families in need this Christmas. In order to make sure that these little parcels really help those who need it - we will be donating them to both the Auckland City Mission and the De Paul House (St Vinnies). Thank you to all who shop with us for helping us make the La Luna Charitable Project a reality that can really help our communities!
The La Luna Project 2020
At the heart of La Luna is the La Luna Project. A portion of each sale we make though La Luna, goes into helping those who need it most. Between 10% - 50% of our sales (depending on the individual product) gets donated back into the La Luna Project.The La Luna Project strives to provide school children around NZ who are living under the poverty line, with the necessities they need to grow, learn and flourish.
Currently we are focusing on the creation and distribution of two packs.
- Period Poverty Care Packs: It’s honestly just plain ridiculous, that this is a problem that many of the wonderful Wahine of Aotearoa face. Feeling comfortable, clean & healthy is a basic human right. These packages include, sanitary items, spare underwear, some gentle handcrafted soap, chocolate & a little information pack with tips on self care etc.
- Snack Packs: Fuelling the brain with regular meals and water, could not be more important to the developmemt of a growing little brain. We want to make sure that no Kiwi Kid is deprived of the basic essentials during their learning day - So we have put together some packs of snacks, that are sure to provide our youth with the energy they need, to get the most out of their learning! These Packs will include 5-6 items made up of a range of healthy, energy filled and most importantly yummy snack foods (Depending on availability).
- Stationary Packs: It's the simple essentials that can get in the way of our children thriving, flourishing and growing in school - No child should be missing out due to a lack of resources. Our stationary packs are designed to set any child up for the new year with essentials such as books, pens, resources, calculators, school bags, lunch boxes and whatever else they may need.
(During the winter months we will also bringing back our winter woolies packs)
Want to help out? Gift a pack through https://laluna.org.nz/collections/give-a-pack
2020 Australian Bush Fire Crisis - February Fundraising with La Luna for the Red Cross AU.
Your donation helps Red Cross give people the support they need in disasters, whenever and wherever they happen.
Valentines Day with Prepair NZ
Prepair NZ is an incredible online community that strives to support young woman to safely navigate their way through safe and healthy relationships both with others and themselves. Started by the wonderful Irene - An expert in emotional abuse and leading advocate of self-love.
This Valentines (Month of Feb) we will be donating towards her incredible organisation through sales of products in our Valentines Collection!
Find out more at https://prepairnz.com
How we got here?
We started in October 2018! Selling soaps from instagram and donating a portion of each sale we made to our "Passion Project Fund" Which we then donated to a range of charities around NZ such as TWR, The Auckland City Mission and treats for those living tough over Christmas. Inspired by all the amazing kindness being poured out by fellow Kiwis, we wanted to pay it forward with our own Charity! Being a trained Primary School teacher myself, I saw first hand some of the harsh realities our children were facing... and wanted to see a change. And so, the La Luna Project began!