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Blessed Box is here for ALL expectant mothers in the Clutha District, all mums need support during the postpartum period πŸ‘©β€πŸΌπŸ€±

Next cook, October 29 2022🌷

Refer the expectant mums you know, or refer yourself!

We take referrals for mother's up to three months postpartum 🀰So if you missed out last month or the month before, hit up our website now πŸ₯°

Ft. The best honey in the Clutha District/NZ!

blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother

If your have nothing booked in for next Friday & feel like an excuse to escape dinner/bedtime routine, head through to Dunedin to hear how Blessed Box actually turned into a thing! & eat some donuts πŸ’•πŸ©
Referral Coordinator Amy on packing at our most recent cook πŸ’•
Members of our community are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of Blessed Box to be held on Monday the 10th of October; 6:30 pm at Te Whare Puawai o Tokomairiro, 34 Spenser Street 🌷🌷
Referrals for mummas due in September are closing soon!

If you know an expectant mother in the Clutha District then make sure she’s referred through our website πŸŽ€

www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother
Check out the delicious from last month's cook!

Don't forget to refer mum's for our September cook 🍩🍩

Referrals are still open, only just!

Blessed Box is a free gift for all postpartum mothers in the Clutha District, refer a mum to be easily through our website

blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/



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Know a mumma soon to be blessed with a little one? Bless them even further with a referral for a Blessed Box! πŸ’–

Just visit our website to make sure she gets her box.
www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother
Hello Team!

We have some new mum's out Wilden way this Saturday, we have a way to get their Blessed Boxes to them on Monday, however if you know anyone heading out that way Saturday - let us know so we can bless them ASAP! 🌷🌷
SOLD OUT πŸŒ·πŸ’•

Who wouldn’t want to experience luxury in the heart of the Catlins? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Warren and Steph Burgess of Beresford Heights have blessed us with a two night stay for two (plus breakfasts & bubbles πŸ₯‚) at their boutique accommodation boasting breathtaking views and the opportunity to relax and unwind in a luxurious and peaceful escape 🌿

A prize worth nearly $750 and it could be yours for a $10 entry (or two)!

Check it out for yourself on their beautiful website beresfordheights.nz 😍

How it works:

Each entry is $10. You can buy as many entries as you like; each entry is another chance to win this beautiful prize.Prize is valid until July 2023.

Comment below how many entries you’d like and transfer via online banking with your name as the reference. ✨

There are a total of 100 entries. The winner will be drawn at random on July 30th (our next Blessed Box cook) at 10 am. We will record the drawing which will be through an online generator and share with you all; the winner will be contacted via social media.

All of the funds raised will of course go towards blessing postpartum mothers in the Clutha District through Blessed Box 🀱🏾

Account Name: Blessed Box Charitable Trust

Account Number: 03-1725-0132902-000

Reference: Your name

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✨ We aim to bless all expectant mothers in the Clutha District each month, but we can only do that if we know about them! ✨

Refer any you know through our website:
www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother

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Hello team!

Calling on our Tapanui & Heriot communities to get Blessed Boxes to new mother's tomorrow! We can easily get the boxes to Balclutha, ready for you to transport to mother's in Heriot & Tapanui! Let us know if you can help ASAP 🌷🌷🀰🀱
The April cook is near! Refer local mothers for Blessed Box through our website now, so they don't miss out on essential postpartum support πŸ’

www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/

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If you know a mother due to have her baby in March, or in future months, make sure you refer her now! Head to our website to make sure no mothers in our district miss out!

We look forward to blessing our March mamas on the 26th πŸ₯°

www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/
Hello February mummas ✨

If you know a mother in the Clutha District with a February due date, please refer them for their Blessed Box πŸ’ there are 9 mother's due in our district this month, please don't assume they have been referred, we need our communities help 🌻

We bless ALL postpartum mother's in the Clutha District for free, no catch.

Head to www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/ and refer them now!

Late referrals accepted up to three months post due date 🌷

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A Blessed Box volunteer is facing one of the worst things a parent ever could. If you are able to give, every small bit adds up πŸ’•

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/bryns-road-to-recovery?mibextid=ai3dxQqF9P26LJgn&fbclid=IwAR3oTotodCOnslvXFKYpJ7uhene-oAxz-4FIwuWmlcfRpELvqRQp8dyuBSw

Charities Registration Number: CC58377 Motherhood is hard, however new born life can be a particularly challenging time.

Blessed Box is a registered charity that provides practical support to mothers in the postpartum period by gifting them a box containing a family meal, cupcakes and a breastfeeding/sleep deprivation snack pack. The purpose Blessed Box is to provide a beautifully curated box containing a prepared family meal, cupcakes and a breastfeeding/ sleep deprivation snack pack for a Mother with a new baby, i

11/10/2022

Blessed Box is here for ALL expectant mothers in the Clutha District, all mums need support during the postpartum period πŸ‘©β€πŸΌπŸ€±

Next cook, October 29 2022🌷

Refer the expectant mums you know, or refer yourself!

We take referrals for mother's up to three months postpartum 🀰So if you missed out last month or the month before, hit up our website now πŸ₯°

Ft. The best honey in the Clutha District/NZ!

blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother

29/09/2022

If your have nothing booked in for next Friday & feel like an excuse to escape dinner/bedtime routine, head through to Dunedin to hear how Blessed Box actually turned into a thing! & eat some donuts πŸ’•πŸ©

ONE WEEK till Dough night and Mamas love love love what Olivia and her Blessed Box crew are doing to support new mamas in their tender phase of motherhood. New mamas, seasoned mamas, ALL MAMAS...this night is for you!

NEXT FRIDAY
7 October
6:30-8p
22 Vogel St, Dunedin (upstairs)

Bookings via our website https://www.mamasdonuts.co.nz/dough-nights/

21/09/2022

Referral Coordinator Amy on packing at our most recent cook πŸ’•

19/09/2022

Members of our community are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of Blessed Box to be held on Monday the 10th of October; 6:30 pm at Te Whare Puawai o Tokomairiro, 34 Spenser Street 🌷🌷

14/09/2022

Referrals for mummas due in September are closing soon!

If you know an expectant mother in the Clutha District then make sure she’s referred through our website πŸŽ€

www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother

14/09/2022

Check out the delicious from last month's cook!

Don't forget to refer mum's for our September cook 🍩🍩

Referrals are still open, only just!

Blessed Box is a free gift for all postpartum mothers in the Clutha District, refer a mum to be easily through our website

blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/

Photos from 2 Birds Baking's post 31/08/2022

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15/08/2022

Know a mumma soon to be blessed with a little one? Bless them even further with a referral for a Blessed Box! πŸ’–

Just visit our website to make sure she gets her box.
www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother

28/07/2022

Hello Team!

We have some new mum's out Wilden way this Saturday, we have a way to get their Blessed Boxes to them on Monday, however if you know anyone heading out that way Saturday - let us know so we can bless them ASAP! 🌷🌷

13/07/2022

SOLD OUT πŸŒ·πŸ’•

Who wouldn’t want to experience luxury in the heart of the Catlins? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Warren and Steph Burgess of Beresford Heights have blessed us with a two night stay for two (plus breakfasts & bubbles πŸ₯‚) at their boutique accommodation boasting breathtaking views and the opportunity to relax and unwind in a luxurious and peaceful escape 🌿

A prize worth nearly $750 and it could be yours for a $10 entry (or two)!

Check it out for yourself on their beautiful website beresfordheights.nz 😍

How it works:

Each entry is $10. You can buy as many entries as you like; each entry is another chance to win this beautiful prize.Prize is valid until July 2023.

Comment below how many entries you’d like and transfer via online banking with your name as the reference. ✨

There are a total of 100 entries. The winner will be drawn at random on July 30th (our next Blessed Box cook) at 10 am. We will record the drawing which will be through an online generator and share with you all; the winner will be contacted via social media.

All of the funds raised will of course go towards blessing postpartum mothers in the Clutha District through Blessed Box 🀱🏾

Account Name: Blessed Box Charitable Trust

Account Number: 03-1725-0132902-000

Reference: Your name

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12/07/2022

✨ We aim to bless all expectant mothers in the Clutha District each month, but we can only do that if we know about them! ✨

Refer any you know through our website:
www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother

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28/04/2022

Hello team!

Calling on our Tapanui & Heriot communities to get Blessed Boxes to new mother's tomorrow! We can easily get the boxes to Balclutha, ready for you to transport to mother's in Heriot & Tapanui! Let us know if you can help ASAP 🌷🌷🀰🀱

19/04/2022

The April cook is near! Refer local mothers for Blessed Box through our website now, so they don't miss out on essential postpartum support πŸ’

www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/

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16/03/2022

If you know a mother due to have her baby in March, or in future months, make sure you refer her now! Head to our website to make sure no mothers in our district miss out!

We look forward to blessing our March mamas on the 26th πŸ₯°

www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/

15/02/2022

Hello February mummas ✨

If you know a mother in the Clutha District with a February due date, please refer them for their Blessed Box πŸ’ there are 9 mother's due in our district this month, please don't assume they have been referred, we need our communities help 🌻

We bless ALL postpartum mother's in the Clutha District for free, no catch.

Head to www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/ and refer them now!

Late referrals accepted up to three months post due date 🌷

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Bryn's road to recovery 20/01/2022

Bryn's road to recovery

A Blessed Box volunteer is facing one of the worst things a parent ever could. If you are able to give, every small bit adds up πŸ’•

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/bryns-road-to-recovery?mibextid=ai3dxQqF9P26LJgn&fbclid=IwAR3oTotodCOnslvXFKYpJ7uhene-oAxz-4FIwuWmlcfRpELvqRQp8dyuBSw

Bryn's road to recovery This page is to support Jade and Bronwyn on their Journey with Bryn.

16/01/2022

Help us bless ALL postpartum mum's in our district πŸ’•

www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/

13/01/2022

We're so excited to be back in the Blessed Box kitchen this month! ✨

Blessing mother's with due dates from December 2021 & January 2022 - we should be busy!

If you know a mother in the Clutha District has a due date of Dec 21 or Jan 22, please don't just assume she has been referred! Refer them anyway to make sure. Mother's are also welcome to refer themselves 🌷

If you missed out on your Blessed Box, know we also accept late referrals up to three months πŸ’•

Head to www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/ to make sure all new mother's in the Clutha District are blessed in a time when they need it most 🀱

Please share so we can bless them all! πŸ™

03/12/2021

Don't forget about the Blessed Box fundraiser pick up today at the Toko Toy Library, 9 Elderlee Street, from 10:30 - 11:30 am 🌷

If you are unable to pick up today, just let us know ✨

17/11/2021

It’s that time of year again – Christmas time! πŸŽ„πŸ€ΆπŸ½πŸŽ…πŸ»

And time for a Christmas fundraiser ✨

This year we decided we would like to support some of the businesses that support Blessed Box – BAY ROAD and The Kaka Point Honey Company.

We know first-hand the quality of the beautiful products created by these two businesses – both their honey and peanut butter are key ingredients in our blessed balls; & we include a pot of the Bee Balm in each Blessed Box we send out 🐝 🍯πŸ₯œ

We love these products so much and know that you & your friends & family will love them too. It’s a win/win situation here. Support Blessed Box, support a local business and bless someone you love - or yourself - with the ultimate honey & PB combo.

Bay Road Smooth 480g - $10
Bay Road Crunchy 480g - $10

Kaka Point Honey Company Bee Balm - $10
Forest Flowers Honey 500g - $8.50
Clover Honey 500g - $8.50
Honey Lovers Gift Box (includes both honey flavours in a lovely box) - $20

Message us or comment on Facebook or Instagram with your request!

The Fundraiser will close on the 26th of November and all items will be available for pick up from us at the Tokomairiro Toy Library (9 Elderlee Street, Milton) on Saturday December 4th between 10:30 – 11:30 am, or contact us for alternative collection options if the above will not work for you.

Payment can either be made via bank transfer to our account, or bring cash with you when picking up.

Account Name: Blessed Box Charitable Trust

Account Number: 03-1725-0132902-000

Reference: Your name/ Organisation

All funds raised will go towards costs involved in providing Blessed Box to ALL postpartum mothers in the Clutha District! 🀱🏾

15/11/2021

This month will mark our 11th and final cook for 2021 ✨

If you know a mother in the Clutha District that is due to have her baby in the month of November, please make sure she is referred through our website! There are around 11 mum's due this month and we can only bless them if we know who they are 🀱🌼

We will be blessing both December and January mother's at the end of January 2022 🌷 so make sure you refer them also.

www.blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/

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30/10/2021

Thank you to our amazing volunteers and supporters who made it possible for us to bless another 8 mother's in our community today ✨

It's always a good feeling on the last Saturday of each month, when you get home after a cook, knowing you made another mum's day brighter just by dropping of a lasagne πŸ’•

13/10/2021

1040 bliss balls officially rolled!

We are looking to roll at least 90 more at out October cook, so if you know a mother in our district with an October due date, make sure you refer her right now so she can be ✨✨

https://blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/

06/09/2021

Kia Ora everyone!

Our team is happy to share with you all our first ever Annual Performance Report for the year ended March 2021.

The report covers the first three months of our operation; we hope you enjoy browsing through and feel proud of what we have achieved together in such a short time, for the mothers in our community!

Click the link below to view or head to our website 🌷

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https://blessedbox.co.nz/images/uploads/annual-reports/blessed-box-annual-report-2021-1.pdf?_cchid=3f7c019d7bce8b1b5e3802d3e74e7734

Surviving thanks to support of customers 22/08/2021

Surviving thanks to support of customers

We're all doing a bit more baking during lockdown, why not do it with top notch ingredients and support local! πŸ”πŸ₯šπŸ§

Surviving thanks to support of customers Support from the Dunedin community is helping to keep local farmers on their feet during lockdown. Michelle Pringle, of Agreeable Nature Free Range...

20/08/2021

Blessed Box & Otago Community Trust

We were blessed to have the Otago Community Trust visit one of our cooks recently and make a film about what we do, why we do it and how they helped us get up and running at the beginning of this year!

If you ever wondered what happens on the last Saturday of every month at the Tokomairiro High School, this is it. Here you'll find us cooking to bless ALL postpartum mothers throughout the Clutha District. If you know a mother living in the Clutha District that is due to have a baby, make sure you refer her for a Blessed Box through our website ✨🀱🏾

Further success for Stirling plant 18/07/2021

Further success for Stirling plant

One of our supporters just out there casually winning awards for an absolute quality product πŸ§€

https://www.odt.co.nz/rural-life/dairy/further-success-stirling-plant

Further success for Stirling plant Otago’s β€˜β€˜fantastic little cheese plant’’, the Stirling factory has featured strongly in the Fonterra Best Site awards. The Fonterra plant near...

21/06/2021

Acknowledging the start of National Volunteer Week with a whakatauki, or proverb, that draws on the notion of the collective.

It is through the collective efforts of our volunteers that we are able to bring Blessed Box to our district's mothers each month. The biggest trade off for volunteering time, effort, skills or tangible items, is most definitely the feeling of a full heart upon the completion of another round of Blessed Box.

To all of our volunteers, a heartfelt thank you for your ongoing support. Blessed Box wouldn't exist without you 🌷✨

10/06/2021

Hello team 🌷

We've been a bit quiet on here lately but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy behind the scenes!

The month of May saw us bless 10 mothers in the Clutha District with meals & treats; from Milton to Tapanui we delivered boxes making sure mums knew their community cared!

We also set up stall at the Clutha Culture Fest with a bake sale; it was great to be a part of a wider community event and enjoy tastes from around the world ✨

In the month of June we hope to bless approx. 15 mothers in our district with a Blessed Box 😲 So please if you know a mumma that has a due date in June, make sure you refer them through the link below so we can bless them in their postpartum period 🀱🏾

If you would like to volunteer or contribute in another way, you can find all of the info on our website, or just send us a message 🌷

https://blessedbox.co.nz/bless-a-mother/

20/05/2021

If you are able to donate some baking for our bake sale at the Clutha Culture Fest this Sunday, let us know!

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13/05/2021

Baking is part of our thing, so it's only fitting that we keep up the tradition with a bake sale at the Clutha Culture Fest on Sunday May 23rd! 🍰

If you're willing and able to donate some baking for us to fundraise for Blessed Box, send us a message!

Otherwise, we'll see you there! 🧁

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12/05/2021

Our community is a special one; so many people & businesses willing to give time and resources to a cause that sits right with them.

We are blessed 🌷

DJ Mathieson Building Limited

11/05/2021

Many hands make light work, we're so thankful for the hands of our small team behind Blessed Box.

So far, our team includes a group of women who apply for grants; coordinate referrals; manage volunteers and delivery; coordinate cooks; & manage the day to day running & admin of Blessed Box.

You all know who you are & you really are just fabulous! ✨

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08/05/2021

Shout out to all of the mothers out there, happy mothers day πŸ’• πŸ™ŒπŸ½

"Parenting is unlike any other job I have had. You can give it your absolute all, but at the end of the week, it’s almost like that effort didn’t exist. The food you cooked has gone. The cleaning you did has been erased. The pile of laundry is exactly the same size, despite multiple tedious trips to the washing line and little piles of neatly folded clothes that seemingly rearrange themselves all over the dining table.

You haven’t progressed towards a promotion, pleased a client or produced anything remotely tangible. Even the impressive Lego castle you built was ceremoniously smashed and then packed back away into colour coded drawers. The fight you diffused, the meltdown you avoided, the spill you cleaned up, they have all evaporated into thin air.

But then, something takes you back in time, back to the beginning and you realise that despite the lack of performance reviews and annual bonuses, every effort has not been in vain.

The pay check is there. It’s in the hugs, the tears, the laughter. It’s there when you catch your child doing something kind, or watch them proudly mastering a new skill.

And while your bosses aren’t particularly forthcoming with praise, it's worth remembering that you have finally got yourself a job where you are completely irreplaceable."

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07/05/2021

Speaking of bliss balls, here's the recipe for our cookie dough bliss balls if you'd like to try them out!

✨4 tablespoons peanut butter (we use )
✨3 tablespoons honey (we use )
✨1 teaspoon vanilla extract
✨pinch of salt
✨1/3 cup 72% dark chocolate chips or 40 grams, finely chopped
✨1 1/4 cups almond meal

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, roll into snack sized balls and store in the fridge for up to a month.

If you need to add a bit more peanut butter or honey (or choccy) to make the mixture stick better, go ahead! The almond meal can also be substituted for ground oats and the recipe can be doubled or tripled to make a large batch!

Such a versatile recipe!

We love these, have you tried them?

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06/05/2021

That's a lot of blissful moments!

05/05/2021

This is Kayla, the Cook Coordinator for Blessed Box!

Kayla joined the Blessed Box committee in January this year, she was inspired by the kindness friends and family had shown her family when her son Sam was born during lockdown in March 2020.

"Getting delivered a meal or baking during that 'fourth trimester' period was next level wonderful so being part of the Blessed Box team was something I knew would 100% make a difference to families in the Clutha District and something I could certainly relate to!"

Once referrals close towards the end of each month, Kayla gets in touch with our amazing suppliers who donate food & items. She then organises the monthly shopping list for each month's cook and plans what the cook will look like and who will do what! She is our "go to", if we need anything on the day, Kayla's got it sorted!

"It has been great meeting new people in the community and also reconnecting with people from long ago! The vibe at the cooks has been so positive and you really can feel the love being put into every meal! We have been blown away with how many people are keen to help out at the monthly cooks and the wonderful feedback from families when they receive their box of goodness! 'It takes a village' and I am really enjoying being a tiny part of the village for families in the Clutha District alongside the rest of the Blessed Box team!"

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Videos (show all)

Blessed Box & Otago Community Trust
Blessed Box Cook April 2021

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