Friends of The Lucy Foundation

able Coffee Collaborative

Each coffee has a unique story to tell. From the coffee origin, to how it was grown, who are the people that care for it and how choosing the right coffees, roasters and coffee lovers can support the coffee growing communities and families.

At .able Coffee Collaborative, they want to create a true connection from the seed to your cup, by using coffees that are fair trade, that benefit the growing communities achieving inclusion, education and have a positive social impact.

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Coffee Educators Ltd.

The philosophy of Coffee Educators is to drive passion, to ensure quality coffee training and cafe experiences for all. They aim to teach employable skills through direct access to wider industry and provide practical on the job training in fully functioning cafes.



John Burton Ltd

John Burton Ltd imports high quality green coffee beans, sourced from more than 20 countries around the world, and distributes them to New Zealand coffee roasters. The company also imports and sells bulk tea and tea bags from Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. 


LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is an international, fresh and handmade cosmetics company with over 900 shops spanning the UK, Japan, North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe and Russia.

The Lucy Foundation is proud to be a partner of the LUSH Charity Pot campaign in Mexico (2016) and New Zealand (2018).

Direct Impact Group

The Direct Impact Group is an international coaching and consulting firm. They work with organisations that engage in the development of civil society to deliver the results they seek through civil society experience. They support the formulation and execution of their client’s strategy and develop the organisation’s accountability towards beneficiaries, donors, governments and the public. Darren Ward from the Direct Impact Group has been working with The Lucy Foundation as a mentor and business advisor since 2014. His experience in social enterprise, business, humanitarian work and community development has been invaluable to the Foundation.

All Is For All, All Agency, and its adjoining platforms form a global movement toward accessibility in mainstream fashion. Allisforall currently works with New Zealand brands to create a fashion experience without barriers.




Downlights is a NZ owned & operated fragranced soy candle company that manufactures luxury candles. Our candles are hand poured & the entire manufacturing process supports the development of workplace skills for people with Downs syndrome & disabilities.

University of Otago Auckland Centre

Located in Queen Street central Auckland, the University of Otago Auckland Centre operates as the vital hub for the University of Otago’s northern presence.

The Lucy Foundation office is proudly housed at the University of Otago Auckland Centre.

Rotary Club of Rototuna

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels. Rototuna Rotary Club Members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship.

New Zealand Embassy, Mexico City

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4 days ago

The Lucy Foundation
Another successful community workshop done and dusted! Here we are preparing an ash broth, which will be used to strengthen coffee plants and naturally deter insects. A beautiful practice, everyone working together, full of learning!#DisabilityRights #EnvironmentalRegeneration #InsectControl[Video description: Footage of a pathway in the jungle with blue skies ahead. The camera pans to a small group of people with and without disabilities preparing a broth in a big pot over an open fire. Herminio is stirring the pot with a big stick, while Catalina stokes the fire. Photos of everyone participating and sharing in the experience. A team photo with a large huskie dog in the front. Closing credit reads 'Muchas Gracias to order coffee or donate go to"] ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

The Lucy Foundation
April 9 is Small Business Day, and Xero is teaming up with small businesses in Aotearoa to thank our fabulous customers for their support 😍 The prize pool includes $100,000 in instant prizes and a $10,000 shopping spree 🤩 You could even give us a shot at winning $10,000 to help grow our business 🙀If you want to go in the draw, just follow these super-simple steps: 🛍 Buy TLF coffee tomorrow📸 Take a photo of your coffee🤳 Post your photo on social media, tag Small Business Day NZ and use the hashtag #choosesmallnzOR🔒 if your account is private, message your photo to @smallbusinessdaynz ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

The Lucy Foundation
As part of our inclusive value chain, the families we partner with receive a portion of the harvest - processed, roasted and ground with love by our TLF crew. A huge thanks to Doña Yoli for her help![Video description: A high speed video of Doña Yoli grinding TLF coffee, before Juan and then Pepe scoop the ground coffee into large tins. A photo of Juan waving with a large tin of ground coffee, and a photo of Pepe, Juan and Herminio on the street ready to deliver the coffee to their families.] ... See MoreSee Less
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