The first seeds of DIY Resilience, our small but growing Social Enterprise, were sewn a few years ago when we put a vase at reception in the Centre full of quotes and wellness dares, and invited people to take one as they passed. For some of us, it became a daily dip.
Since October 2015 we have been developing DIY Resilience further, to encourage people to connect, in simple and easy ways, to their wellbeing, in the hope that over time they are building on their personal resilience.
In preparation for a pop up Christmas market at the Centre in 2015 all of the Route 24 team brought in recycled Jars from home and filled them with scrolls containing either a month of ‘Daily Inspirations’ or a month of ‘Wellness Tonic’ dares. We made up about 85 Jars and were delighted that we sold out on the day. They were ideal stocking fillers, and a fun way to spread the message of wellbeing and resilience building.
In the lead up to Christmas in 2016 we developed the idea a little further. We created a few new lines of jar products ‘ Family Glue’ ‘Glue for Two’ and ‘Wonderful You’. The theme of these dares are ‘Curiosity and Kindness’. We put a call out to local community groups for Jars and volunteers. Over a two week period in 2016 over 60 volunteers helped us assemble and fill over 300 Jars. And guess what we sold out again!
'Nourishing Notes -Building on the success and support 2016 we developed more Jar product lines that were launched in the lead up to Christmas 2017, 'Working Wonders- will gently nourish your refresh button while you work' and '30 ways to Gratitude'. So 2018 and beyond All I can say is we thinking bigger. We’ll be keeping you posted on our Facebook page.Jam packed with inspiration for your well being',
Do you often feel "if only I could come up with a new unique gift for....?"
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