Taranaki Retreat is a Kiwi Suicide Prevention Initiative and needs YOUR urgent help.

By Jamie Allen

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Taranaki Retreat Is A Kiwi Suicide Prevention Initiative And Needs Your Urgent Help.

Project 2018-01-07 15:09:35 +1300

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Campaign Updates

We have SMASHED Stage ONE!!! 

But Don't STOP PLEDGING, PLEASE!! We need your support to get building.... and we have until 9pm Wednesday to Smash STAGE TWO!

Please share the link and please DO PLEDGE. We are working to build a new Support Centre - scroll down to read more and see the plans, or watch this little clip.

Every SINGLE Pledge strengthens our work in suicide prvention. This work is dedicated to all those whom we all have lost, and comes from our yearning for the future to look very, very different in our country.

Want an inside view of what we're about? We're posting a few clips of places around the site which people enjoy particularly.

Meet our two snuffly recycling units :)

Check here to see the good stuff that's on offer :)

Meet up here with two of our bearded residents....

Check out the "Way In" to the Retreat here :)

Click here to meet Oden The Survivor-Kitten. The pets at Taranaki Retreat are part of the whanau, and bring their love and companionship to everyone who crosses the threshold.

Click here to see our first update clip. ...and please share the link!

This link will take you into the Gym Cave - one of the coolest features of the Retreat :)

 

How it began

In 2014 we started building a facility where Kiwis dealing with suidical thoughts; or those who have lost someone to suicide; or anyone who is feeling the pressure of life is just too much, could be supported on a journey of hope. The vision for Taranaki Retreat grew from so many stories and experiences of loss and suffering; frustration at not being able to find the needed support - and too too many suicides. Every single suicide is way too many. We decided that we had to make a difference, and make it NOW.

The need is huge - and so is the hope

A year ago, we opened the facility. Since then, we have been overwhelmed with inquiries. Over 1,000 people have got in touch with us. We have been privileged to get to know and support people from all walks of life. People's lives have been changed, and new hope found. We began this Crowd-Funding Campaign seeking to achieve two things :

1. An extra "Shoulder to Lean On". Right now, we have way, WAY more inquiries and requests for support than we can manage. We need to appoint another paid team member to our staff to assist with our community outreach and supporting our Guests. Every single inquiry represents an opportunity to prevent a suicide. We need to grow to meet the need. Our Crowd - the NZ Community - have funded that person, and our capacity has just leapt forward as a result. THANK YOU. If you have been affected by loss to suicide, you will know only too well how vital this work is, how under-funded it is, and how overloaded our support services are. Support of this kaupapa is literally life-saving.

Often charities have to carry a major administrative burden as an unavoidable cost. Not in our case. Our work is spectacularly supported by a Taranaki Chartered Accountacy Firm - Tandem Group. As part of their incredible contribution to their community, Tandem Group donates all the administration around the work of the Trust so that we can focus on what we do best; and so that all our fundraising goes into doing the mahi we're here to do. So - your pledge - or any donation to the Retreat - will not be soaked up in administration costs. Just FYI!

We have aced stage one. We REALLY hoped this might happen. Read on to find out about Stage TWO

2. We ugently need to put up an extra building - an extra Support Centre.  This simple cost-effective construction is planned to incorporate three counselling rooms, a sleepover room for staff, and an office for our admin team. The building will make an incredible difference to how we can support people. At the moment, we often stuggle to work with all our Guests and visitors - who need be certain that their sharing is done in a completely confidential space. Could you help us leap onto (and clear) STAGE TWO??

Thank you so much for your support.

Never used PledgeMe before? Not to worry, it's fun to get involved and if you scroll down to our FAQ, you'll get your head around how it all works in no time at all.

 

   

 

   

 

We have a critical need for an extra
counselling and support space.

A new Support Centre.
With your help, this is what we're
hoping to build, including : 


- A small admin office for us to
  keep up with our incoming
- A sleepout for staff use
- A handy toilet and kitchenette area
- An AWESOME big meeting/training/whanau
 support room
- A further counselling / whanau support room

Support Building Plan

   

 

The Retreat provides (free of charge)
many hours per week of
focussed listening / talking
therapy support, as well as
access to counsellors and other therapists.
Our only problem is.... not enough confidential spaces
for all that to happen.
With your help, we can sort that.

Support Building Inner
     
      

Just the basics, well made for purpose.
Simple construction; as much donated
material and time as we can score.
Please help us get this over the line.

Want to know more?

Visit our website, our Facebook, or email our team.

Know someone who needs
some support right now?
Get in touch.
Our service is free and doesn't
require anything like a GP's referral.
You can also get in touch
on behalf of a friend or whanau member.

Kia ora ra.

 Support Building Inside 2
   

 

Want more info? Read on....

What is a Crowd-Funding Project?

With crowd-funding, an organisation, like Taranaki Retreat, looking to fund a project, can reach out to a local, national and international community; share their vision, and ask people to consider pledging their support. There are various platforms which make this possible - the platform we are using is called Pledgeme - because the funding model depends on people pledging the support for the kaupapa.

If the project aligns with a person's own goals and vision and they feel they'd like to get behind it - they can make a pledge, of the amount they like. At that point, they are committing to paying those funds, IF (and only if!) the project attracts sufficient pledges to reach its target. If that target is achieved, then the pledges are called in, and the project goes ahead. If not - then none of the pledges are called in, and the initiative fails! :( Of course, that's not going to happen! In other words, it's all or nothing - YOU decide. This is why spreading word of the campaign to everyone you know is a major part of this, please.

Those who pledge are honoured by the Campaign organisers, as their pledges attract rewards. Rewards are quirky, unusual things which you just can't get elsewhere - and are set at thresholds according to the size of the Pledge. You'll see we have an awesome list, ranging from $10 to $100,000!

How do I pay my pledge?

You can choose to pay by direct bank deposit or an ultra-secure payment by credit card, to Pledgeme. If you choose to pay by direct bank transfer, after the campaign closes successfully, Pledgeme will email you with the bank details. If you've gone for credit card, then your card will be charged on the first working day after the campaign closes successfully. You'll get a confirmation email your payment is received in either case, or a notification if there's been an issue. 

 

Help! My pledge isn't working, what do I do?

There are a few reasons why your pledge might not work, but the main culprit is that your details aren't entered correctly - make sure all the fields are filled out, and triple check your credit card number (no extra numbers, no dashes / spaces). If you’re having an issue just shout out by emailing Pledgeme at [email protected] They'll get your pledge through.


When will I get my rewards?

The Retreat Team will be in touch after the project has met its deadline and was successfully funded. We will organise the delivery of your rewards with you. And we CAN'T WAIT to do that!

 

Can I pledge if I am outside of New Zealand?

Yes, you can pledge to a Project Campaign as long as you have a valid Visa or Mastercard. Please do not choose the bank transfer option, as wire transfers from overseas will cost you extra in bank fees. 

 

What does it mean when I 'follow' a project?

This means you will receive any updates that the project creator sends out about the project. If you pledge on a project, you'll automatically start following it. We'll be posting a few video updates, and it's well worth keeping in step to see how it's all going.

 

Can I change my pledge?

If you’ve pledged with a credit card, you can change your pledge up until a project closes. Email the team at [email protected] and they will sort it.

 

How do I get a receipt for my pledge?

ALL pledges made to the Retreat project (by NZ residents) are eligible for tax relief. Awesome, eh! Receipts will be issued by Taranaki Retreat for pledgers - assuming you have supplied contact details to us.

 

So, how do I go about making a pledge?

It's a breeze. Four spectacularly simple steps :-

  1. Sign up (or sign in) by clicking on the "Join Now" button. Use Facebook Connect or create a PledgeMe account.
  2. Click this link to get back to the Retreat project; enter how much you want to pledge in the $ field or select a reward you want. The reward you're eligible for costs the same or less than the amount you're wanting to pledge.
  3. Click "Review and Confirm" to make sure your pledge looks right. Then, enter your credit card details and add your address. Your card details will be turned into a token by Pledgeme's secure transaction provider, and they'll charge that token only if the project meets its goal by the deadline. Your address and rewards details will only be passed on to the Retreat if our project is successful.
  4. Once you've confirmed your pledge, you will receive an email and you'll be able to see the pledge details in your profile.

Remember that your pledge is only charged if the project is successful and is charged approximately 24-48 hours after the campaign deadline (which is 3pm on 9th April 2018).

Thank you so, so much for considering supporting the work of the Retreat. If you'd like to know more before pledging, then please don't hesitate to contact us on :

[email protected], or
06 2150993

Arohanui, All at Taranaki Retreat

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Updates 10

Our most sincere, grateful and loving thanks for your overwhelming generosity

12/04/2018 at 5:29 PM

Massive, massive thanks to ALL who Pledged to Crowd-Fund a new Community Support Worker for Taranaki Retreat.

As you know by now, our Campaign chas closed, and was more than successful. It was such an emotional moment for us all when the goal was reached. Lots of tears shed. You AMAZING Kiwis...
You were kind enough to Pledge - our love and respect to you. We are moving right ahead with the funded position we were seeking to resource. Thanks to you. That you would be prepared to give from your own resources to enable this speaks such volumes about YOU.
....if are reward is due to you, you'll be hearing from us in the very near future. Also, donation receipts will be processed as soon as we can get the process moving. If you pledged annonymously and would like to investigate getting a donation receipt for your pledge - drop us an email ([email protected]) and we'll get it sorted.
He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.... What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.
Arohanui, Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

YES!! We have SMASHED stage one - thanks to YOU!

09/04/2018 at 1:19 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your incredible support.

We have SMASHED Stage ONE!!! ....and, due to a glitch with the closing date for the Campaign, our closing date is now WEDNESDAY at 9pm - to avoid confusion. THANK YOU to the amazing folks at Pledgeme for their help with this.  Please keep on sharing the link and please DO encourage others to PLEDGE. 

Our aim is now to raise as much as we can towards the build of our additional support centre. You can see plans, drawings and concept as you scroll down the page. Any further funds that are pledged will be ploughed into the new building. Bring it on!!

Arohanui,

Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

Over the Half-Way Mark!! YES!!

08/04/2018 at 11:44 AM

OOHH YES - over the half-way mark! Can we do this in 24 hours?? We believe we can.

The Retreat is featured on GoodSorts tonight on TVNZ, 6.55pm - do tune in in you can! If those who've watched the preview video all pledged $10, we'd have enough to build the new building too!

Pretty much the last chance to push out the Pledgeme to your crew.... 

....everything crossed!

Happy Sunday to you - and THANK YOU, so much, for getting behind this. Next week (if everything goes to plan) we will be delightedly sending out peachy rewards to pledgers...

It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN

06/04/2018 at 10:10 AM

Three more days to GO! It's the final countdown. 

Please push out our countdown clip to your networks and help us smash this. 

We know we can do it.

....but not without your help!

Arohanui,

ALL at Taranaki Retreat

xxx

Easter Monday : A week to go, and the goal is in sight! Please share me and make this happen!

02/04/2018 at 12:00 PM

Hooray - over $17,000 raised, and still a week to go. 

Time for action! Please share the link with someone today - chuck it out via your facebook page - tag us in and spread the word to help us get over the half-way milestone today if we can. Over the last week, the Retreat received a further 21 inquiries from people looking for support - people like you and me -- in critical need of some time-out

Every SINGLE Pledge strengthens our work in suicide prvention. This work is dedicated to all those whom we all have lost, and comes from our yearning for the future to look very, very different in our country.

Want an inside view of what we're about? We're posting a few clips of places around the site which people enjoy particularly.

New video Monday 2nd April -

Meet our two snuffly recycling units :)

Check here to see the good stuff that's on offer :)

THANK YOU for supporting us, and for making this all possible.

Arohanui

Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

Two weeks to go - please share around - we can do this!

26/03/2018 at 10:48 AM

Kia ora, you very lovely people

TWO WEEKS left to go on the Retreat Pledgme campaign.... If at all possible, please do share the link with someone today, and help us get to the $17,000 milestone today if we can. Over the weekend, the Retreat received a further 12 inquiries from people looking for support - people like you and me -- in critical need of some time-out

Every SINGLE Pledge strengthens our work in suicide prvention. This work is dedicated to all those whom we all have lost, and comes from our yearning for the future to look very, very different in our country.

Want an inside view of what we're about? We're posting a few clips of places around the site which people enjoy particularly.

New video uploaded on Monday 26th March - check our page to see the good stuff that's on offer at shared kai, or to meet up with two of our bearded residents.

Thank you again. Together - we can get this across the line :)

Arohanui, Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

$12,000 smashed - please keep sharing the link to get us over the line

18/03/2018 at 7:55 AM

THANK YOU to all those who have pledged. We are so, so very grateful for your support for this call-out. We are busy-busy preparing the rewards for our Pledgers :))

Have a brilliant Sunday. We've just added a new clip - "An Inside View" of our Guest Lodge.

If everyone who has pledged passes on this link to even two people - that's over a hundred potential new pledges. Please do flick out an email or share on Facebook if you can.

Meanwhile - thank you for reading this and, again, for being part of this journey of change.

Arohanui

Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

Please share the good news - and help us across the line :)

16/03/2018 at 6:42 AM

Kia ora dear friends

Thank you for your incredible support for the Retreat and for your generosity in making this possible... Thank you for going the extra mile, and for caring so much.

The clip gives a glimpse to the GymCave at the Retreat - one of the coolest features, I think - and is certainly appreciated both by residential Guests and by people visiting for support. We love it :)

If you have any networks / friends / whanau / colleagues you could share the link with - that would be awesome. It will come better from you than from me :)

Here's the link in a nice easy format : http://pldg.me/taranakiretreat - or if people Google Taranaki Retreat Pledgeme it comes up as the first hit.

Let's smash this...

Arohanui, and THANK YOU

Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

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Counting down...

05/03/2018 at 11:36 AM

Our Pledgeme Campaign will go LIVE on Sunday 11th March,

Watch this space!

    Pledgers 169

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-04-09 09:50:46 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-04-09 09:36:06 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-04-09 09:33:02 +1200
    Jemma Moorby
    2018-04-09 09:27:32 +1200
    Glenda & Merv Krutz
    2018-04-09 09:23:40 +1200

    "Only wish there was a place like this before our son took his own life in 2013 wish you all the very best in your work."

    Hayley Robinson
    2018-04-09 09:17:58 +1200
    Rhiannon
    2018-04-09 09:12:00 +1200
    Margaret Holmes
    2018-04-09 08:54:27 +1200

    "You are doing a great job. Pleased to be able to help. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-04-09 08:50:21 +1200
    Nicpledgeeve and Ann Nicholas
    2018-04-09 08:16:31 +1200

    "The Retreat is a wonderful team of people that care about people that matter. Keep up the good work."

    Lynne Graham
    2018-04-09 08:16:03 +1200
    Julie Walker
    2018-04-09 08:05:52 +1200
    Nicole Mead
    2018-04-09 07:46:19 +1200

    "Fantastic work. Thank you"

    Sue Huckstep
    2018-04-09 07:00:28 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-04-09 05:48:26 +1200
    Bennie Neilson
    2018-04-08 23:17:01 +1200

    "Humbled by the wonderful work you are doing. Helping vulnerable people with compassion and support is awesome. Keep up the great work 😎"

    michelle Palmer
    2018-04-08 23:03:39 +1200

    "Awesome Work. Well Done. Keep it up"

    Kate McDonald
    2018-04-08 22:25:47 +1200
    Fiona Pitcairn
    2018-04-08 21:44:55 +1200
    Mike
    2018-04-08 20:43:51 +1200

    "Amazing work. Best wishes for the future"

    vegemiteDhilum Vegemite
    2018-04-08 20:43:30 +1200

    "Wonderful support for sadly too many kiwis who need it.. it’s a shame there isnt stronger publicly funded support available"

    Shelley Reid
    2018-04-08 20:20:23 +1200
    Denise Mischefski
    2018-04-08 20:11:14 +1200
    Judi Higginson
    2018-04-08 20:07:30 +1200

    "Love your work!!!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-04-08 20:05:41 +1200

    "Congratulations. It’s a wonderful thing you do."

    Daphne Sinclair-Holley
    2018-04-08 20:05:40 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-04-08 19:58:23 +1200

    "A much needed facility for those struggling with life."

    Karen Kay
    2018-04-08 19:51:33 +1200

    "Continue the brilliant work of celebrating life! "

    Marion Johnstone
    2018-04-08 19:36:24 +1200

    "What you are doing is such a blessing, thank you!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-04-08 19:27:47 +1200

    "What wonderful work you guys are doing, & always remember, the positive effects of your humble service will be felt for generations to come."

    Followers 11

    Followers of Taranaki Retreat is a Kiwi Suicide Prevention Initiative and needs YOUR urgent help.

    Taranaki Retreat Is A Kiwi Suicide Prevention Initiative And Needs Your Urgent Help.

    Project 2018-01-07 15:09:35 +1300

    Logo

    Campaign Updates

    We have SMASHED Stage ONE!!! 

    But Don't STOP PLEDGING, PLEASE!! We need your support to get building.... and we have until 9pm Wednesday to Smash STAGE TWO!

    Please share the link and please DO PLEDGE. We are working to build a new Support Centre - scroll down to read more and see the plans, or watch this little clip.

    Every SINGLE Pledge strengthens our work in suicide prvention. This work is dedicated to all those whom we all have lost, and comes from our yearning for the future to look very, very different in our country.

    Want an inside view of what we're about? We're posting a few clips of places around the site which people enjoy particularly.

    Meet our two snuffly recycling units :)

    Check here to see the good stuff that's on offer :)

    Meet up here with two of our bearded residents....

    Check out the "Way In" to the Retreat here :)

    Click here to meet Oden The Survivor-Kitten. The pets at Taranaki Retreat are part of the whanau, and bring their love and companionship to everyone who crosses the threshold.

    Click here to see our first update clip. ...and please share the link!

    This link will take you into the Gym Cave - one of the coolest features of the Retreat :)

     

    How it began

    In 2014 we started building a facility where Kiwis dealing with suidical thoughts; or those who have lost someone to suicide; or anyone who is feeling the pressure of life is just too much, could be supported on a journey of hope. The vision for Taranaki Retreat grew from so many stories and experiences of loss and suffering; frustration at not being able to find the needed support - and too too many suicides. Every single suicide is way too many. We decided that we had to make a difference, and make it NOW.

    The need is huge - and so is the hope

    A year ago, we opened the facility. Since then, we have been overwhelmed with inquiries. Over 1,000 people have got in touch with us. We have been privileged to get to know and support people from all walks of life. People's lives have been changed, and new hope found. We began this Crowd-Funding Campaign seeking to achieve two things :

    1. An extra "Shoulder to Lean On". Right now, we have way, WAY more inquiries and requests for support than we can manage. We need to appoint another paid team member to our staff to assist with our community outreach and supporting our Guests. Every single inquiry represents an opportunity to prevent a suicide. We need to grow to meet the need. Our Crowd - the NZ Community - have funded that person, and our capacity has just leapt forward as a result. THANK YOU. If you have been affected by loss to suicide, you will know only too well how vital this work is, how under-funded it is, and how overloaded our support services are. Support of this kaupapa is literally life-saving.

    Often charities have to carry a major administrative burden as an unavoidable cost. Not in our case. Our work is spectacularly supported by a Taranaki Chartered Accountacy Firm - Tandem Group. As part of their incredible contribution to their community, Tandem Group donates all the administration around the work of the Trust so that we can focus on what we do best; and so that all our fundraising goes into doing the mahi we're here to do. So - your pledge - or any donation to the Retreat - will not be soaked up in administration costs. Just FYI!

    We have aced stage one. We REALLY hoped this might happen. Read on to find out about Stage TWO

    2. We ugently need to put up an extra building - an extra Support Centre.  This simple cost-effective construction is planned to incorporate three counselling rooms, a sleepover room for staff, and an office for our admin team. The building will make an incredible difference to how we can support people. At the moment, we often stuggle to work with all our Guests and visitors - who need be certain that their sharing is done in a completely confidential space. Could you help us leap onto (and clear) STAGE TWO??

    Thank you so much for your support.

    Never used PledgeMe before? Not to worry, it's fun to get involved and if you scroll down to our FAQ, you'll get your head around how it all works in no time at all.

     

       

     

       

     

    We have a critical need for an extra
    counselling and support space.

    A new Support Centre.
    With your help, this is what we're
    hoping to build, including : 


    - A small admin office for us to
      keep up with our incoming
    - A sleepout for staff use
    - A handy toilet and kitchenette area
    - An AWESOME big meeting/training/whanau
     support room
    - A further counselling / whanau support room

    Support Building Plan

       

     

    The Retreat provides (free of charge)
    many hours per week of
    focussed listening / talking
    therapy support, as well as
    access to counsellors and other therapists.
    Our only problem is.... not enough confidential spaces
    for all that to happen.
    With your help, we can sort that.

    Support Building Inner
         
          

    Just the basics, well made for purpose.
    Simple construction; as much donated
    material and time as we can score.
    Please help us get this over the line.

    Want to know more?

    Visit our website, our Facebook, or email our team.

    Know someone who needs
    some support right now?
    Get in touch.
    Our service is free and doesn't
    require anything like a GP's referral.
    You can also get in touch
    on behalf of a friend or whanau member.

    Kia ora ra.

     Support Building Inside 2
       

     

    Want more info? Read on....

    What is a Crowd-Funding Project?

    With crowd-funding, an organisation, like Taranaki Retreat, looking to fund a project, can reach out to a local, national and international community; share their vision, and ask people to consider pledging their support. There are various platforms which make this possible - the platform we are using is called Pledgeme - because the funding model depends on people pledging the support for the kaupapa.

    If the project aligns with a person's own goals and vision and they feel they'd like to get behind it - they can make a pledge, of the amount they like. At that point, they are committing to paying those funds, IF (and only if!) the project attracts sufficient pledges to reach its target. If that target is achieved, then the pledges are called in, and the project goes ahead. If not - then none of the pledges are called in, and the initiative fails! :( Of course, that's not going to happen! In other words, it's all or nothing - YOU decide. This is why spreading word of the campaign to everyone you know is a major part of this, please.

    Those who pledge are honoured by the Campaign organisers, as their pledges attract rewards. Rewards are quirky, unusual things which you just can't get elsewhere - and are set at thresholds according to the size of the Pledge. You'll see we have an awesome list, ranging from $10 to $100,000!

    How do I pay my pledge?

    You can choose to pay by direct bank deposit or an ultra-secure payment by credit card, to Pledgeme. If you choose to pay by direct bank transfer, after the campaign closes successfully, Pledgeme will email you with the bank details. If you've gone for credit card, then your card will be charged on the first working day after the campaign closes successfully. You'll get a confirmation email your payment is received in either case, or a notification if there's been an issue. 

     

    Help! My pledge isn't working, what do I do?

    There are a few reasons why your pledge might not work, but the main culprit is that your details aren't entered correctly - make sure all the fields are filled out, and triple check your credit card number (no extra numbers, no dashes / spaces). If you’re having an issue just shout out by emailing Pledgeme at [email protected] They'll get your pledge through.


    When will I get my rewards?

    The Retreat Team will be in touch after the project has met its deadline and was successfully funded. We will organise the delivery of your rewards with you. And we CAN'T WAIT to do that!

     

    Can I pledge if I am outside of New Zealand?

    Yes, you can pledge to a Project Campaign as long as you have a valid Visa or Mastercard. Please do not choose the bank transfer option, as wire transfers from overseas will cost you extra in bank fees. 

     

    What does it mean when I 'follow' a project?

    This means you will receive any updates that the project creator sends out about the project. If you pledge on a project, you'll automatically start following it. We'll be posting a few video updates, and it's well worth keeping in step to see how it's all going.

     

    Can I change my pledge?

    If you’ve pledged with a credit card, you can change your pledge up until a project closes. Email the team at [email protected] and they will sort it.

     

    How do I get a receipt for my pledge?

    ALL pledges made to the Retreat project (by NZ residents) are eligible for tax relief. Awesome, eh! Receipts will be issued by Taranaki Retreat for pledgers - assuming you have supplied contact details to us.

     

    So, how do I go about making a pledge?

    It's a breeze. Four spectacularly simple steps :-

    1. Sign up (or sign in) by clicking on the "Join Now" button. Use Facebook Connect or create a PledgeMe account.
    2. Click this link to get back to the Retreat project; enter how much you want to pledge in the $ field or select a reward you want. The reward you're eligible for costs the same or less than the amount you're wanting to pledge.
    3. Click "Review and Confirm" to make sure your pledge looks right. Then, enter your credit card details and add your address. Your card details will be turned into a token by Pledgeme's secure transaction provider, and they'll charge that token only if the project meets its goal by the deadline. Your address and rewards details will only be passed on to the Retreat if our project is successful.
    4. Once you've confirmed your pledge, you will receive an email and you'll be able to see the pledge details in your profile.

    Remember that your pledge is only charged if the project is successful and is charged approximately 24-48 hours after the campaign deadline (which is 3pm on 9th April 2018).

    Thank you so, so much for considering supporting the work of the Retreat. If you'd like to know more before pledging, then please don't hesitate to contact us on :

    [email protected], or
    06 2150993

    Arohanui, All at Taranaki Retreat

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    Our most sincere, grateful and loving thanks for your overwhelming generosity

    12/04/2018 at 5:29 PM

    Massive, massive thanks to ALL who Pledged to Crowd-Fund a new Community Support Worker for Taranaki Retreat.

    As you know by now, our Campaign chas closed, and was more than successful. It was such an emotional moment for us all when the goal was reached. Lots of tears shed. You AMAZING Kiwis...
    You were kind enough to Pledge - our love and respect to you. We are moving right ahead with the funded position we were seeking to resource. Thanks to you. That you would be prepared to give from your own resources to enable this speaks such volumes about YOU.
    ....if are reward is due to you, you'll be hearing from us in the very near future. Also, donation receipts will be processed as soon as we can get the process moving. If you pledged annonymously and would like to investigate getting a donation receipt for your pledge - drop us an email ([email protected]) and we'll get it sorted.
    He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.... What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.
    Arohanui, Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

    YES!! We have SMASHED stage one - thanks to YOU!

    09/04/2018 at 1:19 PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for your incredible support.

    We have SMASHED Stage ONE!!! ....and, due to a glitch with the closing date for the Campaign, our closing date is now WEDNESDAY at 9pm - to avoid confusion. THANK YOU to the amazing folks at Pledgeme for their help with this.  Please keep on sharing the link and please DO encourage others to PLEDGE. 

    Our aim is now to raise as much as we can towards the build of our additional support centre. You can see plans, drawings and concept as you scroll down the page. Any further funds that are pledged will be ploughed into the new building. Bring it on!!

    Arohanui,

    Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

    Over the Half-Way Mark!! YES!!

    08/04/2018 at 11:44 AM

    OOHH YES - over the half-way mark! Can we do this in 24 hours?? We believe we can.

    The Retreat is featured on GoodSorts tonight on TVNZ, 6.55pm - do tune in in you can! If those who've watched the preview video all pledged $10, we'd have enough to build the new building too!

    Pretty much the last chance to push out the Pledgeme to your crew.... 

    ....everything crossed!

    Happy Sunday to you - and THANK YOU, so much, for getting behind this. Next week (if everything goes to plan) we will be delightedly sending out peachy rewards to pledgers...

    It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN

    06/04/2018 at 10:10 AM

    Three more days to GO! It's the final countdown. 

    Please push out our countdown clip to your networks and help us smash this. 

    We know we can do it.

    ....but not without your help!

    Arohanui,

    ALL at Taranaki Retreat

    xxx

    Easter Monday : A week to go, and the goal is in sight! Please share me and make this happen!

    02/04/2018 at 12:00 PM

    Hooray - over $17,000 raised, and still a week to go. 

    Time for action! Please share the link with someone today - chuck it out via your facebook page - tag us in and spread the word to help us get over the half-way milestone today if we can. Over the last week, the Retreat received a further 21 inquiries from people looking for support - people like you and me -- in critical need of some time-out

    Every SINGLE Pledge strengthens our work in suicide prvention. This work is dedicated to all those whom we all have lost, and comes from our yearning for the future to look very, very different in our country.

    Want an inside view of what we're about? We're posting a few clips of places around the site which people enjoy particularly.

    New video Monday 2nd April -

    Meet our two snuffly recycling units :)

    Check here to see the good stuff that's on offer :)

    THANK YOU for supporting us, and for making this all possible.

    Arohanui

    Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

    Two weeks to go - please share around - we can do this!

    26/03/2018 at 10:48 AM

    Kia ora, you very lovely people

    TWO WEEKS left to go on the Retreat Pledgme campaign.... If at all possible, please do share the link with someone today, and help us get to the $17,000 milestone today if we can. Over the weekend, the Retreat received a further 12 inquiries from people looking for support - people like you and me -- in critical need of some time-out

    Every SINGLE Pledge strengthens our work in suicide prvention. This work is dedicated to all those whom we all have lost, and comes from our yearning for the future to look very, very different in our country.

    Want an inside view of what we're about? We're posting a few clips of places around the site which people enjoy particularly.

    New video uploaded on Monday 26th March - check our page to see the good stuff that's on offer at shared kai, or to meet up with two of our bearded residents.

    Thank you again. Together - we can get this across the line :)

    Arohanui, Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

    $12,000 smashed - please keep sharing the link to get us over the line

    18/03/2018 at 7:55 AM

    THANK YOU to all those who have pledged. We are so, so very grateful for your support for this call-out. We are busy-busy preparing the rewards for our Pledgers :))

    Have a brilliant Sunday. We've just added a new clip - "An Inside View" of our Guest Lodge.

    If everyone who has pledged passes on this link to even two people - that's over a hundred potential new pledges. Please do flick out an email or share on Facebook if you can.

    Meanwhile - thank you for reading this and, again, for being part of this journey of change.

    Arohanui

    Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

    Please share the good news - and help us across the line :)

    16/03/2018 at 6:42 AM

    Kia ora dear friends

    Thank you for your incredible support for the Retreat and for your generosity in making this possible... Thank you for going the extra mile, and for caring so much.

    The clip gives a glimpse to the GymCave at the Retreat - one of the coolest features, I think - and is certainly appreciated both by residential Guests and by people visiting for support. We love it :)

    If you have any networks / friends / whanau / colleagues you could share the link with - that would be awesome. It will come better from you than from me :)

    Here's the link in a nice easy format : http://pldg.me/taranakiretreat - or if people Google Taranaki Retreat Pledgeme it comes up as the first hit.

    Let's smash this...

    Arohanui, and THANK YOU

    Jamie and all at Taranaki Retreat

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    05/03/2018 at 11:36 AM

    Our Pledgeme Campaign will go LIVE on Sunday 11th March,

    Watch this space!

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      2018-04-09 09:50:46 +1200
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      2018-04-09 09:33:02 +1200
      Jemma Moorby
      2018-04-09 09:27:32 +1200
      Glenda & Merv Krutz
      2018-04-09 09:23:40 +1200

      "Only wish there was a place like this before our son took his own life in 2013 wish you all the very best in your work."

      Hayley Robinson
      2018-04-09 09:17:58 +1200
      Rhiannon
      2018-04-09 09:12:00 +1200
      Margaret Holmes
      2018-04-09 08:54:27 +1200

      "You are doing a great job. Pleased to be able to help. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-04-09 08:50:21 +1200
      Nicpledgeeve and Ann Nicholas
      2018-04-09 08:16:31 +1200

      "The Retreat is a wonderful team of people that care about people that matter. Keep up the good work."

      Lynne Graham
      2018-04-09 08:16:03 +1200
      Julie Walker
      2018-04-09 08:05:52 +1200
      Nicole Mead
      2018-04-09 07:46:19 +1200

      "Fantastic work. Thank you"

      Sue Huckstep
      2018-04-09 07:00:28 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-04-09 05:48:26 +1200
      Bennie Neilson
      2018-04-08 23:17:01 +1200

      "Humbled by the wonderful work you are doing. Helping vulnerable people with compassion and support is awesome. Keep up the great work 😎"

      michelle Palmer
      2018-04-08 23:03:39 +1200

      "Awesome Work. Well Done. Keep it up"

      Kate McDonald
      2018-04-08 22:25:47 +1200
      Fiona Pitcairn
      2018-04-08 21:44:55 +1200
      Mike
      2018-04-08 20:43:51 +1200

      "Amazing work. Best wishes for the future"

      vegemiteDhilum Vegemite
      2018-04-08 20:43:30 +1200

      "Wonderful support for sadly too many kiwis who need it.. it’s a shame there isnt stronger publicly funded support available"

      Shelley Reid
      2018-04-08 20:20:23 +1200
      Denise Mischefski
      2018-04-08 20:11:14 +1200
      Judi Higginson
      2018-04-08 20:07:30 +1200

      "Love your work!!!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-04-08 20:05:41 +1200

      "Congratulations. It’s a wonderful thing you do."

      Daphne Sinclair-Holley
      2018-04-08 20:05:40 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-04-08 19:58:23 +1200

      "A much needed facility for those struggling with life."

      Karen Kay
      2018-04-08 19:51:33 +1200

      "Continue the brilliant work of celebrating life! "

      Marion Johnstone
      2018-04-08 19:36:24 +1200

      "What you are doing is such a blessing, thank you!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-04-08 19:27:47 +1200

      "What wonderful work you guys are doing, & always remember, the positive effects of your humble service will be felt for generations to come."

      Followers of Taranaki Retreat is a Kiwi Suicide Prevention Initiative and needs YOUR urgent help.

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 11/04/2018 at 9:00 PM.