Kind Hands

$3,017 donated
Given by 27 generous donors in 2 years

The final push! Be a part of something unique - and leave your handprint there! Or buy for as a lasting gift for a friend/loved one.


We are nearly there, we have space a few more handprints - get on board and help us finsih the Chapel.

Read more! At Taranaki Retreat, there will be - a sanctuary - a lovely simple wooden building - a place for prayer, meditation, reflection and counselling to happen. For anyone staying on the Retreat to have a space for time out. There will be gentle lighting, quiet music and a place to light a candle.

The Chapel will be built entirely from kind-hands gifts. A kind hand is a donation of $40. What does this mean? When this gorgeously simple building has been constructed, the back and side outside walls will be beautifully covered with stencilled hand-prints - in the colours of the rainbow. Each hand will have someone's name written on it - the name of the donor or donor's message - so that every time the Chapel is used, those gathered there will know that they are surrounded by the love of 100's of kind hands.

It's SIMPLE! Choose to donate $40 per handprint, and in the donor comments mention your preferred colour and the name you'd like written in the handprint.

About us

Taranaki Retreat is an NZ Registered Charitable community organisation, here to provide hope and support when times are tough. Waimanako; is our drop-in space where you can come and get support, talk to someone or attend one of our workshops

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Nearly there!  12 September 2016

Our Chapel is almost finished and ready to go. The wonderful guys from A1 are going to take do the finishing touches for us. Coupled with a fantastic offer of paint from Dulux, we can't wait for the day we start painting everyone's kind hands on there. We still have space for more hands (and room for more donations :) - once we're full it will be too late to buy a hand so spread the word and spread the love, NOW :)

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Latest donations

Rob and Becky
Rob and Becky on 21 Dec 2015
Happy Christmas Susan, Jamie, Danii, Katy and Roxy!
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 13 Dec 2015
Barnardos on 02 Dec 2015
Could we please have one hand colour grass green with 'Barnardos' on and the rest as a donation to the cause. You guys to a great job supporting the Taranaki community. All the best from the Family Support team at Barnardos
Roger and Liz
Roger and Liz on 23 Sep 2015
With love and best wishes for your project.
Heather and Doug Chisholm
Heather and Doug Chisholm on 25 Jul 2015

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