Can you help us build our Quiet Room? Please? At Taranaki Retreat, there will be a chapel - 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. All solar powered, 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 $37. 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 - so that every time the chapel is used, those gathered there will know that they are surrounded by the love of 1024 kind hands.
Why 1024? Because that's how many kind hands it will take to build the chapel; and that's how many hand-prints fit snuggly around the chapel. And... 1024 is two to the power of ten. That's a lot of pairs of hands, showing their love and their care.
Here's how you can make this building happen :
1. Decide how many hands you'd like to give, what you'd like your hands to say, and what colour you would like them to be. They will be permanently inscribed with your name (or any other two words of your choice - eg The Carpenters or Robinson Family, or Bill Smith or Taranaki Widgets - maybe club together and donate a hand? Or even buy more than one and spread your message across all of them.
2. Fill in the form below. $37 is the recommended donation for one hand - to help us reach our target and put up the building. Once you've filled in the form, click "Donate" and we'll direct you to our Give-A-Little page where you can make a safe payment. No charge is made by Give-A-Little for this.
3. That's it! Your hand and its inscription will be painted on the chapel. If you like, we'll email you a photo so you can see it - or maybe come and visit, and see it face-to-hand!