“Social Gifting” is a unification of three social enterprise organisations, Mummy’s Yummys Homebaking, Our Harvest and Downlights NZ. The inspiration for this concept was born in 2018 with our vision to improve the lives and confidence levels of young people with intellectual disabilities by offering workplace programmes. The result, was a symbiotic relationship with a heartfelt point of difference that we hope that you will join us in supporting as you buy a gift for loved ones this festive season.
Mummy’s Yummys Homebaking was a dream that founder Ann-Marie Nicholas waited 25 years to pursue whilst she worked in sales roles and raised 2 children. After years of baking countless delectable slices and biscuits for her family, the churning idea of developing a quality home baking business with real ingredients for busy families, led to the launch of Mummy’s Yummys Homebaking. Ann-Marie, her husband Darren and their team are now supplying a range of biscuits, slices, and Christmas fare to hundreds of clients, corporates as well as café’s and notably, supply a range to Farro. This Christmas season the baking and packaging of yummy delights will be assisted by the MOXIE crew for the launch for “Social Gifting’s” inaugural corporate gift offers.
The second company to join this trio is Downlights NZ. Downlights NZ is a New Zealand owned and operated fragranced soy candle company that manufactures luxury candles using traditional artisanal techniques. Our candles are lovingly hand poured and the entire manufacturing process supports the development of a variety of workplace skills for people with Downs syndrome amongst other disabilities. Two limited edition Christmas fragranced candles (Noel & French Pear) in timeless crystal cut glass will add a touch of luxury to your festive table setting this year. Downlights tagline: illuminate-care-change embodies the essence of the offer, hoping to ‘illuminate’ and light the way by creating jobs and showing ‘care’ as a community by offering opportunities to learn new skills. We hope that one day, this will pave the way for ‘change’ that leads to greater acceptance for individuals with disabilities to be placed and valued in today’s growing workforce.
The threesome becomes whole with ‘Our Harvest’ – growing goodness together, a social enterprise created by Recreate NZ. For the past 17 years Recreate NZ has been committed to creating life changing opportunities for youth with disabilities and support to their families. ‘Our Harvest’ was born through the MOXIE programme (Meaningful Opportunities X-ing into Employment), that allows youth with intellectual disabilities to gain horticulture skills through our orchard and gardening projects. The harvested produce is then made into delicious ‘Our Harvest’ jams, relishes and preserves. All ‘Our Harvest’ products are spray free, locally grown and made by our youth with love. ‘Our Harvest’, in collaboration with Downlights and Mummys Yummys has created further opportunities for young people with intellectual disabilities to grow in confidence, develop new skills and ultimately, grow goodness together.
The dynamic trio have three Christmas Corporate offers for 2019 with an expanding range for 2020.
We invite you to partner with us and support this initiative by sending a heartfelt thank-you to friends, family and work colleagues this festive season with a premium quality gift box that truly embodies the classic saying: “the gift that keeps on giving”.