We recently received this email from Nikki at the Giving Box. We thought some of our clients might be interested!
My sister, Meg, and I have been working on a new project over the last few months called ‘The Giving Box’ and we are finally ready to launch, yay! As we’ve both been making and selling jewellery over the last few years we decided to collaborate.
We were keen to try something different and to do it in a way that would allow us to give something back to the community. So, our new business is a beautiful, travelling wooden box (which we’ve designed an made in our workshop), full of our favourite jewellery pieces that can be delivered to your workplace where it stays for a week (usually in a staff/lunch room) You and your workmates can peruse, try and buy – using a simple honesty box system. We then collect it at the end of the week – too easy!!
One of the benefits of having the box go straight to your workplace is that we are able to keep costs lower and share those savings with you – all the items are priced between $5 – $30. Also, as we’ve both worked in the busy office lifestyle we know how precious your time is. The Giving Box is a fantastic opportunity for some gift shopping/retail therapy during your busy working day.
We’ve chosen to donate 5% of all proceeds to the wonderful local charity ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters’ – They do awesome work with vulnerable children and young people – check them out at www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.au
So – I am writing to ask a favour…. If you think that a Giving Box would work well in your workplace please let me know so we can arrange it – of course you’ll get to choose any item from the box as a thank you gift. Also if you pass this on to someone else and then they arrange for a box in their workplace, not only will they get a thank you gift, but so will you as the referrer!
We are based in Melbourne, but even if your workplace is not here if you could forward this onto anyone you know in Melbourne that would be greatly appreciated! In the future we hope to have Giving Boxes all over Australia J.
Check out our website and facebook site (and please ‘like’ and ‘share’ us) for more info on the business and the jewellery – www.thegivingbox.com.au and www.facebook.com/thegivingbox.com.au
If you’ve got any ideas or feedback we would also love to hear them – obviously this is all very new so all help is welcome.
The Giving Box
0401 904 566