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 Kiwi love where they live, work and play. You can check out a few of the more recent Helping Hands projects below.
Blaketown School kids in Greymouth, several of which have sensory processing disorders, are thrilled to have a new therapeutic sensory garden with social nooks, balance beams and sound instruments, thanks to Mitre 10 MEGA Greymouth who funded the entire initiative as a Helping Hands project.
Mitre 10 MEGA Ferrymead teamed up with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand to lend a mega helping hand by planting 445 trees as part of the Green Futures initiative, which aims to increase climate resiliency, protect and restore biodiversity and provide habitat for species.
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.
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.
Our stores are all individually owned and operated and make their own decisions regarding the Helping Hands projects they’re able to get behind in their community. Depending on what projects your local store has already committed to for the year, they’ll review whether they can provide support.
If you have a local project you’d like a hand with: