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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Awesome night at Caii-Michelle's Disaster Relief Concert for children affected by the Mexican earthquake last year. It was a beautiful fusion of New Zealand and Mexican culture. To help raise money Caii-Michelle also produced an album for the concert and $2 of every CD sold goes to TLF! Thank you thank you! (Coffee sponsored by Able Coffee Collaborative Colab Cafe and Coffee Educators Ltd )

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[Image description: Three photos. The top photo is of Erin Gough and Courtney Wilson. Erin wears black with a colourful flower necklace. Courtney has blond hair and red lipstick. Bottom two photos show a stage photo of Caii-Michele wearing a red dress and singing with a band. The other photo shows the event booklet with sponsor logos]
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Three life lessons for making a difference from Robbie Francis - learn to live with Lucy (your so called weakness), start with the person next to you and do things differently. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing to listen to Robbie’s journey ... See MoreSee Less

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Robbie Francis speaking at the charter of Rototuna Rotary about her journey. Inspiring young woman 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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A message from our TLF Mum, Jessica Pantoja-Sanders <3

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To all our New Zealand mums, mums-to-be and mums at heart, Happy Mother's Day! #mexicansignlanguage #thelucyfoundation
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