Our Impact 

A reflection on 10 years of Impact

We're spending quite a bit of time this week reflecting on the last 10 years. Since the trust was formed we've worked with some amazing people, companies and organisations. Together we've achieved a significant impact. Take My Hands may be the small charitable trust...

This month we celebrate 10 years!

Join us in looking back at how it all started.

The Wool Programme

Take My Hands has worked alongside the team at Counties Manaukau on many projects.  Counties Manakau is a proud supporter of the Middlemore Foundation.  We are also proud to share our Trustee, David Galler - who is also a Trustee with the Middlemore...

…one beanie at a time.

Carol was our founding board Chair. We chose her not only because of her exceptional governance knowledge and experience, nor because she had run the Disability Services Directorate for the Ministry of Health for many years, but because she had a real understanding...

Why Give 1%?

Become a Giver for Collective Impact We reckon giving 1% of your income is doable for most Kiwis. On an average wage it’s about $42 a month. You might not think such a small amount could make much of a difference but it all adds up. Over the past 9 years, our...

Blazing Trails in Textile Sustainability

In addition to our fabulous partners, we find ourselves inspired by the amazing people in our community. Like our Managing Trustee, Janette Searle, Bernadette Casey is an Edmund Hillary Fellow. Bernadette is also a trailblazer in realm of textile sustainability. She...


This month we have been working on a container to Kiribati in partnership with Counties Manukau Health. Kiribati, officially Republic of Kiribati is an island nation in the central Pacific Ocean.  The 33 islands that make up Kiribati are scattered over 2900km, and...

TMH Newsletter – April 2021

Our Equipment

We work with DHB’s, public and private health providers, manufacturers and distributors to collect the great equipment they have but will no longer use and rehome that in the Pacific.

Our Pacific Partners

In the Pacific we work with Ministries of Health and hospitals to determine what is needed most so we can ensure everything we send is usable.

Transport, logistics and storage

Where possible we use spare capacity in transport and storage.  We work with fantastic transport, shipping and storage partners who support us to do what we do.