Build-A-Hand™ Kit • Odyssey Teams

Build-A-Hand™ Team Building Kit


The Build-a-Hand™ experience is now available as a Do-It-Yourself Build-a-Hand™ Kit you can build with your virtual or in-person team(s), family and clients. You will be building a prosthetic hand that will change the life of an amputee in a developing country. Because of people and clients like you, Build-a-Hand™  participants have assembled over 70,000 hands to be distributed globally. You are an important part of our mission!

We are committed to assisting the completion of more hands around the world. *See below for shipping details.

The success of the Build-a-Hand™ program delivered virtually is being described as “As good if not better than in person” by MANY participants and clients.

Each Build-a-Hand™ Kit Contains:

  • All parts needed to complete one prosthetic hand
  • Tools needed to build the hand
  • Blank case for prosthetic hand
  • Decorative pens
  • Instructions, Facilitators Guide, PowerPoint, and all materials needed to set you up for success
  • Return shipping label
  • *Using the return shipping label send the built hand and supplies for a quality check. Odyssey Teams will send the finished hand to the Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation for global distribution.

    If you have additional questions regarding your purchase or delivery, please call us at 1-800-342-1650.

    For orders within the USA shipping will be calculated at checkout (total to ship both ways). Odyssey Teams will ship products within 24-48 hours of receiving the order based on the client’s shipping selection. Odyssey Teams is not responsible for any additional expedited costs related to shipping delays beyond our control and will be incurred by the client.

    If you would like Build-a-Hand™ Kits shipped to multiple locations or are shipping internationally, please contact Carol Jones at 1-800-342-1650 for your shipping quote.



    How long is the program?

    The program will be 90 minutes to 3 hours depending on your objectives and agenda. If you are aiming to build and donate the LN-4 prosthetic hand, you will need 1.5 hours. With expert facilitation using the program as a ‘business simulation’ and sufficient time for debriefing and application into work, you will need up to 3 hours. There is plenty of flexibility depending on your agenda, the context, and desired objectives of the experience.

    What are the key lessons learned?

    • Change lives globally in a profound way
    • Experience being beginners together
    • Invest in personal connection through creativity
    • Ignite empathy and innovation

    How many people per Build-a-Hand™ Kit?

    We recommend 1 to 3 people work together to build one prosthetic hand.

    What do we do with the supplies and finished product(s) after the program?

    You will return the finished hands and supplies to Odyssey Teams using the prepaid return shipping label. The completed Build-a-Hand™ Kit will be quality-checked by Odyssey Teams and then shipped to the Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation for distribution around the world.

    Additional information

    Weight 2 lbs
    Dimensions 16 × 5 × 5 in


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