Because every child deserves a life of choice and opportunity

Milford Track Experience

A 5 day / 4 night guided walk through the heart of Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound. Without a doubt, the Milford Track Trek for Kids will be one of your greatest life stories and a bucket list wish come true.

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Tickets: From $1,000.00

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Location: Queenstown,,

Sponsor a child

Through the Child Sponsorship Program, Hands is able to provide ongoing funding to support our superheroes beyond their time in the home and empower them to take a different path once they leave. Together with your loved ones, you can bring hope, joy and happiness to one or more of our superheroes for just $100 per month.

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Target amount: $2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: $40,888.20

International Women's Day

Join Hands Across the Water to celebrate the women and men that are achieving within our communities. Be it directors in our homes, kids taking on big university goals or sewers in our craft shop, we celebrate their contribution and achievements across the year. 

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Location: The Ivy Ballroom,Level 1/320 George St, , Sydney NSW

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Kids in our Care

We have babies through to university students that live a life of choice thanks to the generous support of our donors. 

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Donations to the kids

100% of all donations go directly to the kids and communities. No funds spent on administration and marketing. Here's how

$25M

Funds Raised

Since 2005 we have raised $25m ensuring that 100% of all donors funds go directly to the children and communities they support.

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