01. What does it cost?

Hand Kit Sets cost €250,00 each. Each kit set is built by a team of 3 to 4 people. There is zero profit made on hands (see below).

Added to this is a basic, reasonable fee for our facilitator(s), organisation and travel (starting from €700.00).

The costs for this event are completely transparent and you will know exactly where your money has been invested.

More about the cost of LN4 Prosthetic Hands;

The Helping Hands Program is a partnership between for-profit and not-for-profit organisations.

The Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation (EMPHF), a non-profit organisation in the USA, supplies the basic parts for the hands, Odyssey Teams Incorporated (also USA) develop the assembly of the hands as a team building program, assemble kit-sets and ship these resources world-wide to partners such as Team Benefit here in Germany.

Team Benefit orders hands, develops the materials in German and advertises and facilitates the workshops for you, the client. The assembled hands, together with team photos, are then shipped back to Odyssey Teams who then quality check the hands before they are sent back to the LN4 Foundation for distribution.

The EMPHF, in many cases, utilises the services of Rotary International (non-profit) to organise a team to travel with and fit the hands, completely free of charge, to the recipients. If Rotary is not involved, another charitable organisation will be.

The cost of 250 Euros pays for the supply chain of the hand from production right through to them being back with the EMPHF ready to be taken to recipients and fitted.

Therefore, the cost of a hand includes;
– the hand parts themselves
– the program development
– workshop associated resources
– international freight x2
– local freight x2
– any customs duties
– storage
– quality checks

Team Benefit in Germany is, at best, covering their costs with what they charge for each hand kitset.

Team Benefit charges a facilitation fee for each workshop/event. This fee is used to pay the facilitator and handle event logistics (ordering hands, travel arrangements, event packing, etc.).

The Helping Hands Program is the primary and exclusive source of funding, assembly and quality assurance of the hands with over 30,000 hands funded, assembled and delivered to recipients so far. Cash donations can be made directly to the Foundation and 100% of the proceeds go towards R&D of new hand design and distribution.

The nature of the LN4 Hand, and the way they are distributed, are such that there is, and cannot be, any “black market” for them. They have no commercial value. Unlike the donation of food or money, there is no chance of assembled hands being used for anything but their intended purpose.

02. How Do I Get a Quote or Book an Event?

Simply contact the Helping Hands team using the contact details on this website.

03. Clients List

Germany

  • Berlin Event
  • SAP
  • Roche
  • Blumenhaus Wagner
  • Abbott
  • Husqvarna Group -Ulm
  • und mehr zu kommen…

USA

  • Microsoft
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • GV Financial
  • Monrovia
  • Abbvie Pharmaceuticals
  • Kilpatrick Townsend
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • and many more…

Australia

  • World Vision
  • Assure Group
  • Westpac
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Schülke
  • Haileybury
  • NetApp
  • Optus
  • and many more…

New Zealand

  • Microsoft
  • Trade Me
  • IAG
  • HR Ingenuity
  • Serious Fraud Office
  • Kindercare Learning Centre
  • Deloitte
  • University of Auckland
  • Ravensdown
  • Thomson Reuters
  • and many more…

04. English or German?

We can run this event in either language.

05. Who Runs Helping Hands in Germany? 

Chris come from New Zealand. He started a successful team building company called “Elevate” 22 years ago.Elevate runs approx. 170 team building events each year – all with links to charitable outcomes. Helping Hands is one of these events and one where Chris has seen the amazing difference that this event makes with the people who participate and, of course, the recipients of the hands. Chris moved to Germany in 2012 and chose to offer Helping Hands to forward-thinking teams here.

Chris’ belief is that people in workplaces, by connecting behind higher purposes, perform better and contribute to a better world.

06. Who Created This?

The Helping Hands Program is a program that was founded in the USA and has now spread to Australasia and, now, Europe.

The Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation, has delivered around 30,000 LN-4 prosthetic hands, in over 74 countries since 2005. Their goal is to provide an LN-4 Prosthetic Hand to all who want one, always for free.

More information can be found on their website. (go to www.ln-4.org )

07. Is This A Charity? Can we get a Donation Receipt?

Helping Hands is a unique partnership between for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. Helping Hands should be viewed first and foremost as a “team building event” but with a very charitable outcome. It is this unique partnership that has enabled so many businesses to experience the amazing results of a team event with such an outcome and over 30,000 people in need to receive prosthetic hands.

We are unable to produce an invoice that can be written-off as charity – we are not a registered charitable organisation, and the company that we purchase the hand kit sets from (and which is the ONLY way hand kits are purchased worldwide) is also not a charity organisation. This company buys the hand kit sets from a charity (www.ln-4.org) and packages it together into a team building kitset (https://odysseyteams.com/shop/). For this packaging and the proprietary rights, they make a small profit.

Here in Germany, we make no profit from the hand kit sets.

So, unfortunately, there are no donation tax benefits – only massive benefits for your team and, of course, the hand recipients.

08. Will We Get A Photo of the Person Who Gets Our Hand?

When a hand is built, a photo of the team that built the hand is printed and placed in the hand’s decorated protective carry case.

At some future time, someone somewhere in the world will see this photo of the people who built ‘their’ hand.

When possible, a photo is taken of the recipient with the photo and/or decorated carry case.

Again, only when possible, these photos appear on Facebook feeds which we then share on the Team Benefit Facebook feed ( https://www.facebook.com/teambenefit.de/ ).

It is possible, but in no way gauranteed, that a photo of your team, or one of your teams, will appear.

To avoid disappointment, the best way to consider this is that people who have built a hand are now part of a worldwide movement to provide free LN4 hands to those in need. Therefore, you and your team have played a part in ANY photo of someone receiving a LN4 hand.

We hope you get to see the person who received your hand but, as stated, it is in no way guaranteed.

09. Can I Purchase A Hand To Build?

Yes. You can purchase one or more hands to build. Simply contact us.