Help Load 80,000+ Pounds of Supplies to Ship to Bolivia – June 2-4 at Mano a Mano

Help Load 80,000+ Pounds of Supplies to Ship to Bolivia – June 2-4 at Mano a Mano

We need your help! Mano a Mano will be loading 4 40-foot containers with more than 80,000 pounds of supplies at our St. Paul, Minnesota warehouse on June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. These supplies will be shipped to Bolivia, where they are distributed to Mano a Mano projects, other organizations, and individuals in need throughout the country.

1st container. We always order 'high-cube' with extra space at the top to be able to get more supplies in each container and stretch our dollars as far as possible.

1st container arriving at the Mano a Mano warehouse for our last shipment in September 2015. We will be loading 4 containers like this one on June 2-4, 2016.

Supplies being distributed to people & organizations throughout Bolivia, November 2015.

Supplies from Minnesota being distributed to people & organizations throughout Bolivia, November 2015.

Container Loading – Volunteer Times & Information (Please RSVP)

Please read the information below if you are interested in helping out. We hope to see you there!

  • WHERE – Mano a Mano Office/Warehouse. 925 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55104.
  • WHEN – June 2-4. You are welcome to come for as short or as long as you are able.
    • Thursday June 2, 9a-4p (two shifts: 9a-noon and 1-4p, with a 1-hour break from 12-1p)
    • Friday June 3, 9a-4p (two shifts: 9a-noon and 1-4p, with a 1-hour break from 12-1p)
    • Saturday June 4, 9a-noon (or until done)
  • WHAT – preparing supplies for shipment (taping, selecting supplies to be sent, moving supplies around the warehouse in preparation for loading, inventorying and labeling supplies) and loading containers (filling the 40-foot containers with supplies; we do not waste any space!).
  • THINGS TO BRING/BE AWARE OF – please wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the weather and working in a warehouse space (closed-toe shoes, clothes you’re comfortable getting a bit dirty, heavy duty gloves if you plan on loading).
  • PLEASE RSVP if you plan on coming – carmen@manoamano.org. We really appreciate RSVPs; we don’t want to be too crowded at any point. Feel free to contact Carmen (carmen@manoamano.org or 651-457-3141) if you have any questions.
Mano a Mano staff & volunteers unloading supplies in Bolivia, March 2016 from our last container shipment in September.

Mano a Mano staff & volunteers unloading supplies in Bolivia, March 2016 from our last container shipment in September.

Information about Mano a Mano’s Surplus Distribution Program

Our surplus distribution program is the program that started Mano a Mano more than 20 years ago; the program focuses on collecting supplies in the Twin Cities area and distributing them in Bolivia.  You can learn more about the surplus distribution program at any of the following links:



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