Odd $ocks Day

Odd $ocks Day 2012

With the Rugby World Cup 2011 dominating New Zealand’s  (and probably the whole world’s) attention, we are thinking that we might postpone Odd $ocks Day until 2012, so watch this space for updates on what Odd $ocks Day 2012 might look like…  

 Odd $ocks Day 2010

Kia ora Thanks Odd $ocks Day

A Big Thank You to everyone who came to Odd $ocks Day fundraiser night on Friday 27 August at MAC’s Brewery.

We kicked off with some raucous tunes from Niko Ne Zna – Balkan Gypsy band – man those balloons were a-shaking!  Thanks to Frankie and the rest of the band members for donating their time and energy to our experimental music session. Check for upcoming gigs on their facebook page.

The main event of the night of course was the auction and it was a rip roaring success – we raised $1,010 towards our projects for 2010 – congratulations to all our winning bidders, we hope you are enjoying your goodies.

Special thanks go to the Wellington Deaf Society volunteers, Shannon Morris, Maureen Tompson and Sara Pivac Alexander. The Odd Socks team on duty for fundraiser night were Nicola Clements, Anna Drakeford, Meg Melvin, Monique Davey and our newest volunteer Victoria NZSL student Stacie Chambers.

Absent was our main man Darryl Alexander (Deaf culture adviser) – but don’t worry he’ll see you all there next year!

*footnote* there are no photos from the night because the Odd Socks team were all too busy to take some! If you have photos from the night and you’re willing to share them please email us at oddsocks.nz@gmail.com, we’d love to upload them… cheers.

Here’s the list of items from our generous sponsors…

Rieger's Copy Centre - Star $ock SponsorWell thanks to Haidee and the great team at Rieger’s Copy Centre, Bond St, Wellington we got our Odd $ocks Day posters and leaflets printed in less than 2 hours from woe to go!  They’re now our second Star Sock sponsor too… aw shucks…

Tuesday 17 Aug the Odd Socks Team hit the pavement round town and the following generous business got their socks off for Odd $ocks Day…

Martha's Pantry, Cnr Cuba St & Karo Dr. Ph: 04 385 7228Martha’s Pantry voucher for one High Tea in their sweet tea rooms on Cnr Cuba St & Karo Dr …

The rock stars at Real Groovy, Cnr Cuba & Abel Smith Sts kicked in with a $50 voucher …

Coffee Supreme WellingtonCoffee Supreme are saving the planet one coffee cup at a time with a gift pack of a ‘Keep’ Cup and beans…

trade aidtrade aid the store that never stops giving – thanks to Monique our marketing extraordinaire we will have a few jewellery items for the auction…

frutti logoand then the funky team at gift store Frutti (unique clothing, accessories, jewellery, lushious fabrics, quirky designs) have dropped another generous $50 gift voucher into the pot… what a great start to our items list…

Day two and the team are on a roll…

Kapai New ZealandKia ora to Kapai NZ for their donation of  lunch vouchers, thanks for the fresh healthy options… hey you gotta love a business that keeps ya belly full but your waistband loose… Schoc Chocolates

opps might need those elastic waistbands after all because Schoc Chocolate have donated a block of lime & chilli chocolate! I think this one will be lucky to make it to the auction intact…

20 August | The team have been hard out picking up vouchers for the Health & Beauty pack that we’re putting together for the auction, so far there are two vouchers from Trois on Allen – they have generously given $50 for hair AND $50 for beauty treatments WOW! Trois on Allen | face | body | hairwax n laser hair removalTrois on Allen are now aStripe $ock sponsorso they go into the draw to win 2 x tickets to Odd Socks’ production Resolve on at BATS 21 Sept – 2 Oct.

The experts in hair removal Wax n Laser have donated a $65 voucher, we’re hoping to add a free make-up session and there is a great gift pack to treat yourself or your Mum, sister, friend or girlfriend.

aro coffeeWe’ve got four packs of Aro Coffee but the Odd Socks team might need to crack into them before Friday to keep awake, it’s hard work pounding the pavement and hitting the phones but we’re just so delighted with the goodies from our generous sponsors – thanks Wellington business community!

Logo LushWe’ve been able to add fresh handmade cosmetics from Lush to the Healthy & Beauty pack thanks to their donation of 2 gift packs.

Spa Express at the Old Bank Arcade has donated a voucher for a facial, our Healthy & Beauty Pack is looking very healthy indeed!Spa Express

Aro Bake, 83 Aro Street, Wellington | (04) 384 5473 More eat treats thanks to Aro Bake who whipped up some cookies and gave us vouchers for their delights, it will be worth the trot up Aro Street believe you me.

t leaf logo

Thanks to T Leaf who have poured themselves into a Stripe $ock sponsor thanks to their 2 sampler packs of six teas each, perfect to add to the Around Town Treats pack.

Logo for Staglands Wildlife Reserve & CafeWed 25 August | We’re in the final push for the finishing line now and still the sponsors keep coming… we are so chuffed to now have not one but TWO family passes donated by Staglands, the family funstop and animal kingdom of the Akatarawa Valley…  so cool, thanks Staglands!Museum Hotel | Cable St | Wellington

 Final day and here’s the haul… One super duper hot ticket item from Museum Hotel – a one bedroom suite for one night, carparking and late checkout at 12pm – total value – $345 – wowee – this is our top value item of the night. Museum Hotel are now one of our five Star $ock sponsors.

Trade Kitchen • t 04 4991639We’ve now got a Big Night Out pack thanks to Trade Kitchen ($50 dinner voucher) and Motel bar ( 2 cocktails) so the lucky winning bidder can have a big night out when they come to see Odd motel bar | forresters lane | 384 9084Sock’s new show Resolve at BATs Theatre, 21 Sept to 2 Oct.

And the lovely folks at the Met Shop (one of my favourite stores for present buying) has kicked in $20 gift voucher – that will go into one of the family packs we’re putting together.  Thanks Metshop!Met Shop | Swan Lane | off Cuba St


Mojo logoJust when thought it was all over for donations, Mojo Coffee came storming in at the last gasp with a surprise gift pack that went for $80!  Thanks Mojo!

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