A social enterprise and movement that connects, empowers and enriches the lives of people in their communities while co-creating beautiful knitwear for you and people in need.
Make Give Live started with a session at the Whangaparaoa library with a couple of passionate knitters who were curious about this crazy idea Claire Conza had. As word got around they gathered more makers and they seemed to really enjoy the sessions. As people followed the story online they were eager to support and get their hands on the gorgeous beanies and be part of the giving movement too.
During the first winter the focus was on beanies, which were sold on a ‘buy one – give one’ model. For each beanie sold one was given to a homeless or elderly person in need through their partners Age Concern Auckland and Lifewise.
The Make Give Life Taupo group has the same goal - knitting beanies for Women's Refuge, Age Concern and families in need. Keen knitters will meet regularly to create a connection and community that cares. Don’t know how to knit? No problem we will teach you. Beginners welcome!
Changing lives one beanie at a time.