Being proudly locally owned and part of the local community, we like to lend a helping hand to those in need including charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.
We do this with practical hands-on help - like building decks and sheds, making over gardens and playgrounds, painting walls and laying floors.
As a co-operative spread from Kaitaia to Invercargill – every year we support hundreds of community-based initiatives that help Kiwis love where they live, work and play. You can check out a few of the more recent Helping Hands projects below.
The Phillipstown Community in Christchurch now has a communal food pantry, thanks to a helping hand from Mitre 10 MEGA Ferrymead and their Landscape Team Leader Graeme.
The Mitre 10 national Helping Hands programme together with Mitre 10 MEGA Tauranga built an educational sensory pathway for Tauranga Special School, transforming an unused wasted space into a stunning, useful area that can be enjoyed by all the students and wider public.
With a helping hand from the team at Mitre 10 MEGA Timaru, local resident Marilyn Armstrong, who has health and eyesight issues, had her tired, worn out carpets replaced as part of a supportive neighbour’s mission to make her home warm, safe and comfortable.
Mitre 10 MEGA Nelson partnered with construction firm Gibbons Naylor and a group of local organisations to raise funds for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust (NMRHT) by building a house to be sold for charity.
A retired couple, Mr and Mrs Wootton, reached out to Mitre 10 MEGA Ferrymead asking for help with their old, rotting garden beds. Due to disabilities this was not a task that they could take on themselves, so Mitre 10 Helping Hands came to the rescue and re-did the garden beds for them.
Marton Community Garden is a valuable resource for the town’s residents. It provides free fresh food for those who need it and helps the locals feel part of the community. Anyone can gather food from the garden, without obligation, and anyone who wants to can work in it.
The Georgetown Scouts needed a helping hand to tidy up an old hall they use for meetings. With the hall in desperate need of updating, Mitre 10 MEGA Invercargill called in our builder mate Stan Scott and partnered up with the local MediaWorks radio station for a muck-in.
Athol Sanson was Rangitikei’s parks and reserves boss and the instigator of a 20-year reforestation project to improve water quality in Marton’s dams and prioritise community engagement.
With a helping hand from local tradies, apprentices, plenty of sponsorship, and a burst of support from Mitre 10 Trade Gisborne, the team that keeps rugby alive on the East Coast were finally able to move into their new office.
Mitre 10 MEGA Dunedin has long been a supporter of the Otago Community Hospice, and this year lent a helping hand to refurbish the hospice’s Memorial Walkway, a beautiful garden where people can spend quiet, quality time remembering loved ones.
Taking a stand against bullying, Mitre 10 MEGA Hornby & Papanui gave a helping hand to the students at Merrin School to paint a Friendship Seat - a seat for children to sit on if they are feeling lonely or sad.