Become a Donor

Pillars relies on the generosity of New Zealanders to
support the work we do.

If you would like to discuss any of these ways you can give, please call  021 377 940


Make a one-off donation

Help make the future fulfilling and positive for a child who has a parent in prison.

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Become a regular donor

Regular donations help Pillars plan for current programmes and into the future.

If you would like to become a regular donor, please click here to set up by credit card, or email Leanne Ryburn for more information.

Leave a gift in your will

One way you can ensure that Pillars can provide services to the children of prisoners into the future is to leave a gift in your will. You can find the wording for your legal advisor here along with more information. If you would like to discuss a bequest in confidence, please email or call Leanne Ryburn on 021 300 5697.


Sponsor a mentoring relationship

As a sponsor of the Pillars mentoring programme, you will join a strong group of individuals and businesses committed to supporting the volunteer mentors guide their mentee to a positive future.

A gift of $3,000 a year means a mentor can be selected and trained and the relationship supported through mentor meetings and additional training.

You can make one donation or spread the annual payment over weekly or monthly donations.

You can also join with other people to make up the $3,000 gift.

Perhaps you would like to make a smaller contribution toward an aspect of the mentoring partnership?

For more information,

call Leanne Ryburn on 09 262 2639.

or email us to find out more

Darryn's Story

Darryn grew up in South Auckland and really struggled after his Dad was sent to prison. He stopped attending school and got into trouble at home.

Pillars found Darryn a mentor – a successful professional man who was passionate about children staying in school and doing well. Pillars provided support to the mentor to help him navigate the challenges Darryn was facing. The mentor provided consistency in Darryn’s life and provided positive role modelling so Darryn had different experiences and gained new knowledge.

Together, Pillars and the mentor helped Darryn recognise alternative routes in his life and assisted him with re-establishing healthy family relationships and friendships.

Several years on, Darryn still has contact with his mentor.

Pillars wins Mitre10 Community of the Year

Pillars Aotearoa won Mitre10 Community of the Year in the 2019 New Zealander of the Year Awards.

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