Friday, 13 September 2013

Crafts for the Kakapo- Sarah Be's Personal Project

Crafts for the Kākāpō

For my Personal Project, I aimed to raise over $300 for the Kākāpō Recovery Programme by selling my handmade crafts. There are less than 130 kakapo left on our planet, so I thought this would be a great cause.

To do this I went out and sold my products at the Boulevard Arts Market, the Riccarton Market, the Sunday Artisan Market and Bishopdale Mall.



This was successful, and left me with $587 in donation money. Along the way, I taught myself how to create effective signage, greet customers, explain the plight of the kakapo and how to balance my time for the making of my products.

18 comments:

  1. Wow Sarah!

    I still cant believe that you raised almost $600 for the Kakapo Recovery! You almost doubled the amount of your original goal!
    Congratulations!!!!!

    Ella

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    1. Thank you so much Ella!
      At first I was so doubtful that I would even reach $300.

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  2. Hi Sarah,

    Good job, those must've taken AGES!!!! That's a lot of money, are you donating any to the 'Child without an iPad Fund'??? That would be great thanks! :P

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    1. Hi Juliette,

      Sorry, but the answer to your question is..... no.
      And yes, I did put heaps of time into making the crafts.

      :)

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  3. Hi Sarah,

    I loved your project because you followed a passion and this is somehow going to make a difference in this world. I also loved how you changed your goal to something harder. What was the hardest place to sell your products at?

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    1. Thanks for your comment Charlotte.

      If I didn't change my goal I probably would have slacked off a little. I found that the Boulevard Arts Market was the hardest place to sell at because there wasn't many people.

      :)

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  4. Hi Sarah - less than 130!! I did not realize the plight of the kakapo was so dire - what an important task you have undertaken for your project, and congratulations on your success. I wonder what your long term plan is and what you are going to do now to ensure the continued support and awareness of this important issue...?

    Well done - you have achieved a lot.

    Mr P

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    1. Hi Mr P,

      Thanks for your comment. In November I am planning to continue this project at the Cotswold School Market Day. But haven't really planned past then.

      Sarah Be.

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  5. And you have also learnt a new skill, making a macrame/hand knotted bookmark, which is time consuming. But the finished products were beautiful, colourful, and very intricate.

    Well done with the project.

    Ibumu.

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  6. Hi Sarah,

    Well done on your project I can tell you are passionate about it! What made you think of making bracletes and bookmarks etc. (from the beginning)?

    Lilli

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    1. Hi Lilli,

      Thank you for comment. In 2011, my mum and I started beading in the school holidays and we just kept on going from there.

      Sarah Be

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  7. Cool Sarah!

    Adam :)

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  8. Hi Sarah Be,

    You have done an amazing job on your project. WOW. Great job raising $587. You are very dedicated towards the Recovery Program and The environment. What was your highlights and challenges of your project?

    Lottie

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    1. Hi Lottie,

      Thanks for your comment.

      I really enjoyed the project, especially making $96 on the Saturday at Bishopdale Mall. I stayed up really late that night making bookmarks so that I'd have enough for the Sunday.

      :-) Sarah.

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  9. What a terrific result, that was a tremendous amount for one person to raise. Your commitment is to be congratulated. What specific projects does your money go towards? Is a a breeding or tagging programme etc?

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    1. Hi Mrs Cary,

      To be honest I don't know exactly what the money will go towards, but the website says:

      $25 buys 1 months worth of kakapo pellets for one kakapo.
      $50 buys one disease screen test for one kakapo.
      $100 buys materials for one artificial nest box
      $250 buys a radio tracking aerial
      $1000 buys a portable incubator
      $1600 buys a radio-telemetry receiver

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