About The Lucy Foundation

Vision:

Empowerment of persons with disabilities.

Mission:

The Lucy Foundation is committed to empowering people with disabilities by working with local communities to promote education, employment and a culture of disability inclusiveness through environmentally, economically and ethically sustainable trade.

History:

Naming a social enterprise after a prosthetic leg may seem unusual, but for the founding members of The Lucy Foundation it simply makes sense. Co-founder, Robbie Francis, was born with a physical disability. She learned to walk on an artificial leg that became familiarly known as ‘Lucy Leg’. Robbie is the first to admit that she grew up in a world of privilege and opportunity. But things could have turned out very differently – a thought that hit home after she recently returned from working as a disability rights monitor in, what she describes as, some of the darkest places on earth. In the words of kiwi singer Brooke Fraser:

“Now that I have seen, I am responsible.”

Having shared these experiences with Ben, Simone and Jess, it was agreed – there was no way they could continue with the status quo, knowing what they now knew. Documenting the problem was not enough – they wanted to become an active part of the solution. So The Lucy Foundation was born… a group of young people committed to developing inclusive, ethical, and sustainable models of business with a focus on meaningful employment for people with disabilities.

Read more about The Lucy Foundation’s first project 

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21 hours ago

The Lucy Foundation

This traditional Oaxacan hot chocolate has been freshly roasted, ground and blended with cinnamon bark, raw sugar and almonds to make the most delicious bittersweet hot chocolate.

We'll even throw in an extra Oaxacan hot chocolate so you can enjoy sipping from your TLF cup even more!

Order your Oaxacan Chocolate Bundle here: www.thelucyfoundation.com/help-us-out/
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2 days ago

The Lucy Foundation

Love coffee, peppermint and all things good for your skin? Check out our TLF pamper pack. The pack includes a body scrub, a soap (made with Pluma coffee!) and a lip balm.

Order today to ensure you receive delivery for Christmas!

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1 week ago

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1 week ago

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Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities and we are celebrating the empowerment of the disability community and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.

Last week, some of our loved ones got together to celebrate that very thing - empowerment - at the 2018 Attitude Awards. For both themselves and others. Congratulations to Jackie de Bruin for winning the Spirit of Attitude Award, and to Umi Asaka for being a finalist in the Making a Difference category. We are so proud of everyone in The Lucy Foundation whānau and can't wait to continue empowering people through inclusiveness and equality.
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