Get to Know Us.

Lend a Hand is about people!

People who believe that families living in poverty should not have to go hungry, that no one should have to be on the street when they are tired or sick or cold, that youth who have no home should not have to live in fear and danger.
Lend a Hand is a non-profit organization and we believe children are the most amazing people on earth—and that drives us to do everything we can do to live up to the privilege of caring for them.

Passionate and generous people who say with our founder, Lawrence Petrie, “I am a human being. Part of my job, part of being alive, is making sure that other people are too.”

Our mission

Lend a Hand is a catalyst for people to feel, see, and claim their power.

Our essence

At our core, Lend a Hand operates on Imagination, Individuality, Inclusivity, & Impact.

Our promise

We deliver optimistic and diverse storytelling, experiences, and points of view to our audience of smart, curious, passionate people.

Our vibe

At Lend a Hand, we make magic. We dream it, and then do it—together—every day reinventing what’s possible.

We Have a Great Team

Our Board of Directors come from a variety of professional backgrounds from across the world.

We establish strategic partnerships with the world’s most experienced and committed conservationists.

Lawrence Petrie

CEO & Founder
A keen yachtsman and editor of a cruising guide, Lawrence is constantly reminded of the effects of pollution in.

Ruth Aquilani

She is an avid beach-goer and commits to doing what she can to keep world beautiful, clean and healthy.

Jane Ansems

The appreciation and love that she has for wildlife and animals makes her especially concerned about environment


She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown.

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