We provide fun and therapeutic activities to enhance the well being of adults receiving care
Finalists in the 2018 Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards, The Therapy Box is a small charity whose aim is to provide fun and engaging activities for residents in care facilities in New Zealand.
Money donated helps fund equipment and activities for people residing in care facilities. We then lend these activities to care facilities to use.
We also run a scholarship program to assist a student or new graduate Diversional Therapist attend conference. Applicants design an activity; the winning activity is constructed and added to our library.
COVID-19 - We are currently having to replace activities and packaging used in the library that cannot be disinfected. All money donated will be put towards replacing activities in our library.
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The Therapy Box is a registered charity that lends fun activities to care facilities throughout New Zealand. Our ‘activity boxes’ contain a selection of five activities designed to support and enhance the well-being of adults living in care.
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Raising funds to replace library activities 9 June 2020
The Therapy Box library is currently closed while we continue to assess and replacement components in many of our activity boxes due to COVID-19.
In the meantime, we have sent out over 75 boxes of disposable activities to care homes throughout New Zealand.
One of the activities that needed replacement parts is a box that is very popular for the Melbourne Cup!
Our lovely wooden horses and their woolly manes were unable to be fully disinfected without damaging them. We have bought some great looking plastic horses, including an extra set to create a whole new box!
Replacing parts can be expensive; a set of 12 horses cost $169.48 (and that was on special!). We are also updating and reprinting other components of the activity.
All donations received on givealittle during June and July will go directly towards replacing activities or packaging that is unable to be disinfected to an acceptable standard.
Wow! We cannot thank you enough for this generous donation! Currently we have over 10 care homes on our waiting list as we don't have enough activities in our library to service everyone. This donation will enable us to buy more activities, including something that has been on our wish list for a while; a birthday celebration activity box. Thank you, you have truly made this Easter extra special. - Hannah, founder of The Therapy Box