Wānaka businesses rally for charity home

A brand new community built home in Wānaka is up for sale, with all the proceeds set to go to the non-profit organisation, Parenting Place, with the aim of helping over 300 families across New Zealand.

The house has been built by local Sentinel Homes Wānaka franchisee, Bob Howden, supported by a group of local Wānaka businesses who have rallied together to donate time, money and resources to build a three-bedroom home for the charity.

The proceeds of the sale will allow 300 New Zealand families to access Parenting Place’s six-week Toolbox course for free. The course covers practical strategies and insights to better equip parents of toddlers, young children, or teenagers and has a proven track record of success.

Parenting Place CEO, Greg Fleming explains: “We’re so grateful to Sentinel Homes for rallying together a group of generous, local suppliers who have given products and services at cost. These are homes built with heart. This is the fourth home that Sentinel Homes has built across the country to raise funds for Parenting Place, which shows an amazing commitment to the families of New Zealand,”

Fleming said the build is an “incredible initiative” for a kiwi family to enjoy with the added benefit of knowing the proceeds from their purchase will support 300 families around New Zealand with parenting courses.

“We come across so many parents who are feeling stuck and need new ideas to help them with the challenges of parenting. No two children are the same, and the Toolbox courses are designed to help parents regain their confidence and passion for parenting by giving them new activities and strategies to use at home,” said Fleming.

Sentinel Homes director, Stuart Shutt, said: “Our hope is that the family who buys this home will enjoy the open-plan layout, to create a family hub to enjoy meal-times and activities together”.

The house is located at 30 Mount Nicholas Ave, Wānaka and is a stunning family home or holiday home, with three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, great sun and views.

From multinationals to local owner-operators, a number of businesses have supported this initiative, committed to ensuring that parents who don’t have the extra cash to pay for Parenting Place courses, can access the support they need.

Read edition 979 of the Wānaka Sun here.

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