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Danielle Crismani

We are currently in ACTIVATION mode so please check Facebook for up to the minute updates.  https://www.facebook.com/bakedrelief

Notice: SEQ and NNSW

Danielle Crismani

 

It is likely we will activate #bakedrelief over the weekend.

We will be asking people to inform us of locations they know which bakedrelief can help support clean up volunteers, SES, emergency services and of course those affected. If you know of an SES branch in Brisbane busy at the moment, let us know now.

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Secondly we will be asking for volunteers to transport and deliver the goods (keeping in mind we will aim to use local bakers to each affected area where possible)

Thirdly we will be looking for bakers to bake some sweet treats to help in a small way to brighten the spirits of those working over the weekend during the #bigwet

It is important to note that we will NOT be activating in any area until we know it's safe to do so.

#qldfloods #nswfloods

How to shop: Retail for Roma - A #BakedRelief Mother's Day Initiative

Danielle Crismani

Mother's Day Sale Event 2015

Born from the Queensland 2011 floods, #bakedrelief’s recent campaigns have focussed on supporting our drought affected communities.

This Mother’s Day, #bakedrelief has solved your gift-giving woes with a partnership directly helping a small business in a drought affected community. 

Imagine if you could buy all of your Mother’s Day presents, have them beautifully wrapped and delivered knowing that you are supporting a drought affected farming community, all from the comfort of your own home? We’re making it as easy as possible for people to spend money in a country town, supporting one rural business and influencing a community.

We is calling you to purchase your Mother’s Day gifts directly from Gifts at Teacup, a small business in Roma. Gifts will be wrapped and posted at an Australia-wide flat rate of $10 postage. Alternatively, CareFreight is donating time to deliver the orders from Roma to Brisbane for collection. And we are encouraging you to encourage friends, family and work mates to do the same! 

Purchasing online 

Go to http://www.giftsatteacup.com.au 

If you would like your gift to be posted at a flat rate of $10, at checkout enter this code BR POST

If you would like your gift to be flown to Brisbane for free to be collected by you from Nundah, Brisbane on Saturday 9th May, at checkout enter this code BR PICKUP 

You can also contact Tahnee at Gifts at Tea Cup if you would like your gift sent directly to your loved one, you will find her email and contact details on her website. 

Gifts at Tea Cup in Roma was chosen as our first shopping event partner for Mother’s Day this year and we are planning to showcase other online regional businesses in the future.

We know that people are time poor and finding something special for our mother’s can feel like another chore on your already busy to-do list. This initiative provides an easy way for people across Australia to contribute directly to a struggling rural economy while getting a beautiful, quality gift.

Contacts:

Baked Relief
Danielle Crismani
digella@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/bakedrelief 
www.bakedrelief.org

 

Press Release: Retail for Roma - A #BakedRelief Mother’s Day initiative

Danielle Crismani

Born from the Queensland 2011 floods, #bakedrelief’s recent campaigns have focussed on supporting our drought affected communities.

It’s hard to remember that when Brisbane soaks in days of rain, our faming land continues to dry out, placing enormous financial stress on farming families. This is now having a flow-on effect, impacting businesses in these farming communities too. 

Over the last two years, #bakedrelief’s campaigns over Valentine’s Day and Anzac Day have successfully provided donations of home made goods directly to over 1,000 faming families. Made with love and packed with hand written notes of encouragement, these gestures have lifted the spirits across rural areas, letting them know that the city cares. But it’s time to acknowledge the other small business owners in our rural towns, who have also felt the impact of a stretched economy & often have a bank manger to report to as well.  

This Mother’s Day, #bakedrelief has solved your gift-giving woes with a partnership directly helping a small business in a drought affected community. 

“Imagine if you could buy all of your Mother’s Day presents, have them beautifully wrapped and delivered to Brisbane and know that you are supporting a drought affected farming community, all from the comfort of your own home” says Danielle Crismani, Founder of #bakedrelief. “We’re making it as easy as possible for people to spend money in a country town, supporting one rural business and influencing a community.”

Crismani is calling for people to order their Mother’s Day gifts directly from Gifts at Teacup, a small business in Roma. Gifts will be wrapped and posted at an Australia-wide flat rate of $10 postage. Alternatively, CareFreight is donating time to deliver the orders from Roma to Brisbane for collection. HOW TO SHOP CLICK HERE 

Shop owner Tahnee Holland comments, “This is a great way to showcase some of the wonderful small business owners who operate outside of metropolitan areas. This is a great way to leave your shopping dollars in a small town where it can make a big difference.”

Gifts at Tea Cup in Roma was chosen as #bakedrelief’s first shopping event partner for Mother’s Day this year and #bakedrelief are planning to showcase other online regional businesses going forward in creative ways. 

Crismani adds “We know that people are time poor and finding something special for our mother’s can feel like another chore on your already busy to-do list. This initiative provides an easy way for people across Queensland to contribute directly to a struggling rural economy while getting a beautiful, quality gift."

For more information visit #bakedrelief on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakedrelief  or www.bakedrelief.org  and join the conversation on twitter via #bakedrelief

Media Contacts:

Baked Relief
Danielle Crismani
digella@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/bakedrelief 
www.bakedrelief.org

Background

#bakedrelief is a direct giving network founded by Danielle Crismani after severe flooding devastated parts of Queensland, Australia. Initially providing baked goods to State Emergency Services volunteers who were sandbagging around Brisbane the direct giving network continues to grow and help families affected by natural disasters mainly in Queensland and at times interstate and internationally.

Gifts at Teacup is all about homewares, gifts and everything beautiful.

Baked Relief Love to the West 2015 Checklist

Danielle Crismani

PRESS RELEASE HERE

Instructions for our wonderful Baked Relief Army.

Thank you for joining us on this project to send ‪#‎BakedRelief‬‪#‎lovetothewest‬ to rural families this Valentine’s Day! 

This #BakedRelief Smoko Kit as farmers call them is a morning or afternoon tea box for a rural family to share. Pack it with items you would love to enjoy with your family. Remember this is a GIFT to a family, not charity. This is something to brighten their day!

Options 

Option 1.  Fill a smoko kit and drop it to us.

Option 2. Contribute items to help us create smoko kits. 

Option 3. Make a donation to QRRRWN to help roll out this project. Donate HERE

Option 1


Fill the Bx2 Post Pack box with lovely things, drop it back to us and we will mail out to a farming family the very next day. These boxes can reach even the most remote farm by the end of the week! 
The two days for dropping your gifts back are as follows:


Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 February
 

Sunday 22 February
Chris Green
Food Strategy
167 Pickering Street
Enoggera
10am – 1pm

  • Some ideas of what to include in your #BakedRelief Smoko Kit:
  • Some home baked items. Anzac biscuits, shortbread, a small fruitcake and even brownies can be packed up. Please write on the container the date it was baked. Think of things which will travel well and seal them into a new plastic container (new take away containers work well - these can be purchased at any grocery store and even some of the discount stores.)
  • A new tea cup / coffee mug
  • Some tea and or coffee
  • A packet of mixed nuts for the blokes.
  • Edible treats for the kids
  • A tea towel or coaster.

What not to include:

Soaps and toiletries 
Any home brand items.
Second hand items
Food which may melt or spoil during non-refrigerated transport of up to 5 days

Check list.
1. Collect a box from #BakedRelief Volunteers (at either address listed for the drop off and keep an eye on the #bakedrelief facebook page for more locations) or Purchase a Large Bx2 Mailing Box 310 x 225mm x 102mm from Australia Post for $2.40
2. Fill the box from the list of “What to include” above.
3. Add a note or message to a drought affected farming family
4. PLEASE DO NOT SEAL THE POST PACK (as we will add a Baked Relief card and bubble wrap)
5. Deliver the unsealed box to one of the #BakedRelief Drop off points

Option 2

Contribute items for us to create a number of smoko kits.

Ideas include:

  • Some home baked items. Anzac biscuits, shortbread, a small fruitcake and even brownies can be packed up. Please write on the container the date it was baked. Think of things which will travel well and seal them into a new plastic container (new take away containers work well - these can be purchased at any grocery store and even some of the discount stores.)
  • New tea cups / coffee mugs
  • Boxes of tea
  • Packets of mixed nuts for the blokes.
  • Edible treats for the kids
  • New pretty tea towels.

You can drop or post these items:

Baked Relief
PO Box 3175

Newmarket Qld 4051

Sunday 15 February
Danielle Crismani
51 Walkers Way, Nundah
9am – 1pm.

Sunday 22 February
Chris Green
Food Strategy
167 Pickering Street
Enoggera
10am – 1pm

If there is something you, your business or group might like to contribute please send us an email digella@gmail.com and we will work together with you. 

A thank you in advance

    We encourage you to get together with your community group or local business to put together a number of Baked Relief Smoko Packs.

    What about your Church Group, Work Group, Mothers Group, or Business?

    We had amazing support last time from businesses including ABC Local Radio, ABC Landline, Channel 9, Food Strategy, Pack n Send Chermside, Scrumptious Reads, Chop Shop Butchers and already have supporter pledges this time from RACQ, The Welsh Lady, Vanilla Pod, Di Bella Coffee, Buy a Bail, AustSafe Super, Benfatti Fine Italian Foods, Queensland Meals on Wheels and Food Strategy.

    If you live outside of Brisbane or are unable to bake on this occasion, you can make a donation to QRRRWN at www.qrrrwn.org to help roll out this project. Thank you!!

    Media Release SENDING BAKED RELIEF LOVE TO OUR FARMERS THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

    Danielle Crismani

    #bakedrelief is calling for supporters to get their aprons on for the 2015 Valentine’s Day Love to the West campaign. “Our rural cousins can’t be forgotten just because we’ve had our toes wet here in the suburbs.” Says Baked Relief founder Danielle Crismani.  “Not when I’m getting messages like this from my friends in the bush: ‘My parents have missed out on rain so far. They’ve had four inches for each of the last three wet seasons and have barely any cattle left. I don’t know how they will go on.’”

    Despite some heavy rains across much of Queensland, huge areas are moving into their third year of drought.  Seasonal rains have not been enough or sufficiently wide spread to lift Queensland above long-term deficiencies.

    Put simply the land is drying out over the longer term. This means farmers continue to slip into debt. Family held properties nurtured for several generations face financial collapse. For some producers mounting bills, rising costs and stock deaths have pushed them to breaking point.

    Last year on Valentine’s Day, ordinary Queenslanders provided #bakedrelief donations of home made goods that said “We are thinking of you, we care.” Last year #bakedrelief collected three tonnes of baked goods and through Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) sent them across the state bringing cheer and encouragement to farming families.

    This year again we want to mobilise that love and support.  The city people can let farmers know we care; they are not alone.

    #bakedrelief and QRRRWN have again joined forces and to mark this Valentine’s Day we want people to create a morning or afternoon tea kit for a rural family as a Valentine’s Day gift. With corporate support, Baked Relief will send these ‘Smoko Kits’ directly via Australia Post.  Remote farming families will receive the surprise in their mailbox within days.

     The Smoko Kits come with the message “Happy Valentine’s Day! We cannot be there to have a cup of tea and a chat but here is something we baked especially for you to let you know we are thinking of you. From my family to yours.”
     “This is no substitute for financial support or for rain,” says Danielle Crismani. “It won’t pay the bills, grow the hay or feed the cows. But we do know from the response to last year’s project that we can nourish the heart of a farmer just for a minute. We rely on farmers to feed our families three times a day and we want them to know they are important and loved.”

    For more information on how you can get involved, click HERE and visit #bakedrelief on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakedrelief  or www.bakedrelief.org  and join the conversation on twitter via #lovetothewest #bakedrelief.
     

    Media Contacts:

    Baked Relief  ~ Danielle Crismani  ~ digella@gmail.com ~ www.facebook.com/bakedrelief  ~ www.bakedrelief.org

    QRRRWN Alison Mobbs ~ 0458 888 976 ~  www.qrrrwn.org.au

    Background

    Baked Relief is a direct giving network founded by Danielle Crismani after severe flooding devastated parts of Queensland, Australia. Initially providing baked goods to State Emergency Services volunteers who were sandbagging around Brisbane the direct giving network continues to grow and help families affected by natural disasters mainly in Queensland and at times interstate and internationally.

     QRRRWN (Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network: you say it Q-wren) is a not-for-profit organisation with a twenty-one year track record of connecting, networking and inspiring women right across the state.  QRRRWN is for all women who are interested in rural, regional and remote Queensland whether they live there or not. QRRRWN provides a safe, engaging place for members to share experiences and knowledge because we know this helps women achieve their personal and professional goals.