Photos from our latest projects, awards fun, and partner countries. You can also read more in our stories at the bottom of the page.
Take My Hands is a social enterprise that connects those that have, with those that need it. Currently our work is aimed at collecting usable medical equipment and resources that can no longer be used in New Zealand and redistributing them to organisations that work with those in need in the Asia Pacific Region. So far we’ve sent over 36,000kg of to 5 different countries, helping more than 7000 people, creating over $8 million in impact, and all for under $30,000.
KG's we have diverted from landfill
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Our Managing Trustee Janette was featured in the Feb 19 Issue of the Australian Women’s Weekly. Get yourself a copy if you can and read about how TmH began and three other amazing social enterprises.
We are delighted that TMH has won the Partnering for Good Category of the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards on the 22nd of November. The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards are New Zealand’s longest-standing sustainability awards. Now in their 16th year, they recognise and celebrate success in sustainability. The Partnering for Good award is presented[…]
TMH collect usable medical equipment that won’t be used in NZ anymore and get that to amazing health providers in the Pacific so they can help people in need. Its minimising waste AND helping people in need! Win win! They are launching a new campaign – please share with anyone you think could be interested[…]
Particularly massive thanks to OPC this month as not only have their awesome donor’s contributed to our work, but we also had one of their awesome donors – Sam – help us load a container in Wellington. Thanks so much OPC and thanks so much to all the OPC donors that choose to support TMH![…]
TMH’s October Newsletter We can’t believe how fast this year is going by! But as they say, time passes quickly when you’re having fun. We’ve definitely been busy, and this newsletter will fill you in on all the good stuff that has been happening since we last reached out. In this newsletter we have:[…]
Janette and Take My Hands are in this month’s Good Magazine as winner of the Ceres Organic Good People Awards (Tech category). Head over to their site for a read. You can also vote for the People’s Choice Award here. https://www.good.net.nz/article/Janette-Searle
We’ve been really fortunate to be invited to participate and speak at several conferences and gatherings lately. Last Saturday (21 April) TMH told our story at the Amputee’s Federation Annual Conference. The Federation is the national body for the various Amputee Society’s around the country. They’re an awesome and inspiring group of people who have[…]
In the past three months we’ve been busier than ever. In December we had a 20ft container of hospital beds and equipment head to Pakistan where it was used in rural clinics by the Hope Rehabilitation Society. And just this week we had another 20ft container of furniture, clothing and mobility equipment leave our fine[…]
5th year and not showing any sign of slowing! As we approach our 5th anniversary we wanted to share the latest news and developments here at Take My Hands, including exciting sustainability recognition from the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards for 2017, a link for a presentation our Managing Trustee held for the Engineers Without[…]
Solomon Islands Media Release: NRH receiving more donations from ‘’Take My hand’’ Charity Trust, New Zealand
Originally published in the Solomon Islands on Friday 6th October 2017 Written by: Barbara Pwaisiho at the NRH Hospital in the Solomon Islands Honiara, Solomon Islands – this week, the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has receive more medical equipment donated by NZ based charity trust, Take My Hand Charity. The chief Executive Officer [CEO] Dr[…]