Chip In For Christchurch

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When a child is brought up in a household where committing crime is almost normal behaviour, the likelihood of the child going on to offend is dramatically increased. It is estimated that there are currently 800 children who have a parent in prison in Christchurch. They need an opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Pillars celebrated 25 years of service to the community in 2013. Founder and Chief Executive Verna McFelin founded Pillars because she could see children of prisoners suffering as a result of situation that they had no say in. Check out Verna's Ted Talk here:

Pillars has helped over 7000 families through programmes and our helpline that provides non judgemental and confidential support and advice for parents and caregivers caring for children while their parent is in prison.

We need to raise funds in the community to provide our services including our mentoring programme for children of prisoners to help these kids have the happiness and hope they entitled to and a positive future.

Your donation helps us recruit, train, match and support volunteer mentors to be a great mate and inspiring role model for a child who has Mum or Dad in prison.

Pillars is working to break the cycle of intergenerational offending and imprisonment rate in families in New Zealand.

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This cause page was created on 15 Jul 2011 and closed at 10:07 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 16 Aug 2011.

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