'Gift Wrap That Gives Back' started as an initiative implemented over Christmas 2020 and 2021. All proceeds from the $2 gift wrapping were donated to Upside Youth Mentoring and this initiative is now a permanent fixture across all Flo & Frankie stores, including online.
Upside youth mentoring is an organisation close to our hearts here at Flo&Frankie, have a read below to learn more about the important work happening in our community.
I am so lucky to be a mentor of a lovely young girl Anastasia, and I’ve been seeing her weekly or fortnightly for the last 18-months. We dedicate time to have fun and making sure she can have some of the normal experiences kids should have, which she misses out on, and I encourage her to learn new skills which will help her further in life.
Upside Youth Mentoring is an incredible New Zealand organisation, working to support Aotearoa’s younger generation who have encountered adverse childhood experiences. Support is provided through volunteer Upside mentors (including our founder, Chrissy Conyngham) who share their time with these children, making them feel important and a little more loved than they did yesterday.
These children are given a greater chance to continue on a positive path which ultimately leads Aotearoa's youth into a bright future.
Chrissy and the Flo & Frankie family have seen first-hand, how important the support for Upside is, this is why Gift Wrap That Gives Back is so close to our hearts. Their mentors provide such an important service to their respective communities throughout New Zealand.
Flo & Frankie is proud to provide this ongoing support to such a worthy cause and grateful we can be part of that journey.