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5 June 2017
Loyal has turned three, trading since 5 June 2014 and we'd like to share a few statistics with you.
We have purchased products from artisans - supporting their families and communities - valued at over $101,593.00.
We have paid out to our charity partners a total of $20,485.00 with a further $7,878.00 still to be allocated by you, our Loyal customers! For more details on the charity projects we have supported see the table below.
And the best news is that our sales and charity gifting is growing significantly year on year.
When we started we had 165 products from 28 artisans in 18 countries, and we sold only in NZ. Today we have 391 products from 57 artisans in 22 countries, and we have customers in NZ, Australia, UK and USA. Our top 3 sellers by volume and dollars are:
|Blue Light Gifts||$ Gifted|
|Bryan & Bobby Activity Books set||150.00|
|Life Skills Camp (1 day attendance)||1,180.00|
|Rainbows End Fun Day||150.00|
|Orphans Aid Gifts||$ Gifted|
|Feed a child for a week||1,035.00|
|Fruit & Veges for a Month||560.00|
|Nepal Earthquake Appeal||60.00|
|Romania Orphan's Farm||2,792.00|
|Romania Orphan's Home Expansion||814.00|
|Tearfund Gifts||$ Gifted|
|Cyclone Pam Emergency Relief||295.00|
|Small business loan||300.00|
|Disaster relief - Emergency food||340.00|
|Pair of sandals (83 pairs)||415.00|
|Nepal Quake Emergency Appeal||204.00|
|Water filter - safe water supply||600.00|
|Educating Women to read & write||320.00|
|Immunization for a child||500.00|
|Syrian Emergency appeal||2,031.00|
|Tools, seed, water pumps, training||250.00|
|Hurricane Matthew - Haiti||717.00|
I'm inspired by the work that Tearfund are doing in anti-human trafficking, so I wanted to raise money for them as part of my participation in The Tour of New Zealand.
I am cycling the South Island tour which will cover 700kms in 7 days. I am covering all the costs of my ride so your donation goes to the cause of fighting this abhorrent trade.
Please help me help Tearfund by giving whatever you can. You can support me by:
700Kms over 7 days will mean I am working very hard for every dollar you commit. Thank you in advance for your encouragement and generosity, it means a lot!
Michael : Founding Trustee Loyal Charitable Trust
Financial year end is traditionally a time for stock-take and sales.
Loyal's business model does not lend itself to sales - we don't have any margin to play with as all profits are donated to our charities. Instead we have made it a time to give away Loyal dollars which have been sitting in members accounts for a while.
We wrote to these members giving them the option to redeem, continue to save or allow us to redeem on their behalf.
As a result of this we have had our largest charity gifting month in February and will surpass this in March with the auto-redemptions.
Thanks for your support!
|Gift||Number of Donations|
|Bryan and Bobby Activity Books||10|
|Life Skills Camp (1 day attendance)||6|
|Rainbows End Fun Day||2|
|Gift||Number of Donations|
|Feed a child for a week||26|
|Fruit & Veges for a Month||1|
|Romania Orphan's Farm||11|
|Romania Orphan's Home Expansion||5|
|Gift||Number of Donations|
|Small business loan||2|
Disaster relief - Emergency food
|Pair of sandals||7|
|Educating Women to read and write||3|
|Immunization for a child||11|
|Syrian Emergency appeal||10|
|Tools, seed, water pumps, training||1|
5 June 2015
It’s our first birthday! Loyal started trading 5 June 2014.
In the last 12 months Loyal has purchased tens of thousands of dollars of beautiful fair trade products handcrafted by economically disadvantaged producers from poor and developing countries.
This has helped:
...as well as supporting NZ at risk youth:
...as well as supporting disaster recovery appeals:
Our customer base and sales are continuing to grow which is both encouraging and exciting to think what we might achieve together in the next 12 months!
10 Nov 2014
Loyal will have a stand at 3 up-coming events in Auckland:
North: Kingsway School Shopping Night.
6 November 6pm
100 Jelas Rd, Silverdale
West: Hobsonville Road Christmas Market Westgate Baptist Church
22 November 9am-1pm
67 Hobsonville Rd, West Harbour
Central: Crave Cafe Freedom Businesses event
6 December 3pm - 6pm
25 Mcdonald Street, Kingsland
This is a great opportunity to see the high quality of items from the Loyal store, so bring your friends along, say hi, and buy from our great range of unique products.
Joanne at the Kingsway Designer Christmas Shopping Night
15 Sep 2014
On Friday 12 September we, together with 80 friends and representatives from our partner charities, celebrated the official launch of Loyal Charitable Trust.
The weather was atrocious, but it was warm inside and we enjoyed hearing from Warren Sloss of Blue Light, Sue van Schreven of Orphans Aid, and Beth Harper of TEAR Fund about their charity aims and programs.
Orphans Aid founder Sue van Schreven (left) and Loyal founder Joanne Simpson
Michael presented the Loyal story from its start almost 3 years ago to launch. Guests were able to view our product range, and we had four prize draws with four lucky winners taking home our unique products – a soapstone chess set, a recycled rover tote bag, a set of world cushion covers, and a beautiful tree of life metal wall art!
Thanks to everyone who came along, and to our great kids for all their hard work in the days before, and on the evening.
31 July 2014
During July, Loyal members redeem their Loyal dollars on gifts for the following beneficiary charities:
|Orphans Aid International||Feed a child for a week||3|
|Orphans Aid International||Clothing pack||1|
|TEAR Fund||Newborn care within slums||1|
|TEAR Fund||Vaccination for a child||1|
|Orphans Aid International||Clothing Pack||1|
|Orphans Aid International||Feed a child for a week||2|
|Blue Light||Rainbows End Fun Day||1|
Read about our Loyal Beneficiaries.
Browse Gifts you can redeem your Loyal dollars on at Redeem Gift.
20 Jul 2014
Loyal is proud to announce another shipment arrived into stock.
Check out our new products featured on our home page or browse our store by Latest Products.
28 Jun 2014
Loyal introduces a new line of woollen felt slippers made in Mongolia by a cooperative of artisans under the umbrella of the Nooson Zangilaa Union.
Read more about the artisan: Nooson Zangilaa Cooperative Union - Mongolia