Thanks Pizza Pack Volunteers!

Thanks Pizza Pack Volunteers! Last night we had an open volunteer time to sort supplies at Mano a Mano; thanks to everyone that helped out! (For a schedule of upcoming events & activities like this one, check out our events calendar here.) From our Volunteer Warehouse Manager Ray: “A shout out this evening to all […]

Mano a Mano Riding on the Wells Fargo Stagecoach at St. Paul’s Cinco de Mayo Parade

Mano a Mano Riding on the Wells Fargo Stagecoach at St. Paul’s Cinco de Mayo Parade Mano a Mano was happy to participate in the St. Paul Cinco de Mayo Parade last Saturday morning riding on the Wells Fargo Stagecoach! Special thanks to Wells Fargo employee Maricella Herrera and the Wells Fargo Latin Connection MN Chapter for […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Richard and Susan Eyre

Volunteer Spotlight: Richard and Susan Eyre By their description, Richard and Susan Eyre are “retirement wannabes,” who haven’t quite gotten there yet. The Woodstock, Illinois couple run a dwarf conifer nursery, Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery, and manage rental property that they own. But Richard’s stint as a 1960s Peace Corps volunteer set the stage for the couple’s […]

Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers – April 2017

Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers – April 2017 With a small staff, Mano a Mano depends on volunteers in everything that we do. Just over the past week, here are a few of the groups that have helped out: The Unity Church Community Outreach Mano a Mano Team held their monthly meeting at the Mano […]

MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th International Course on Acute Care

MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th International Course on Acute Care Medical Educators for Latin America (MELA) and our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia just wrapped up their 10th international course on acute care for medical professionals in Bolivia in March. From MELA’s Newsletter: “A MELA team of 20 volunteers made the […]

Shop Amazon Smile Today and Donate 5% to Mano Mano

Shop Amazon Smile Today and Donate 5% to Mano Mano Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Mano A Mano International Partners. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1796971.

Congratulations Sarah Lance – Opus Prize 2016 Winner!

Congratulations Sarah Lance – Opus Prize 2016 Winner! Congratulations to Sarah Lance, who won the 2016 Opus Prize last night at the annual Opus Prize event, held this year at Creighton University! Sarah is the co-founder of Sari Bari, an organization based in Kolkata, India. Sari Bari provides dozens of women who had been ensnared in […]

Culturally Competent Social Work Practice

Culturally Competent Social Work Practice This presentation on working bi-culturally and providing culturally competent social work practice was given by Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez, Ph.D. to a Twin Cities-area clinic recently. Joan’s social work background has had a huge influence on Mano a Mano’s community-based partnership model; as Joan says: “Mano a Mano’s […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Ray Wiedmeyer

Volunteer Spotlight – Ray Wiedmeyer What Ray Does For Mano a Mano Ray manages the Mano a Mano warehouse, overseeing the volunteers who sort and pack donated materials. It’s a dizzying array, ranging from simple and easily understood equipment such as canes, walkers and sutures, to complex diagnostic tools, boats, clothing, furniture and more. From there Ray gets […]

New School Project in Kichka Mokho Almost Complete

New School Project in Kichka Mokho Almost Complete Mano a Mano’s newest school project in Kichka Mokho, Bolivia is nearly complete! These are a few construction pictures from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia that we received this week about the rapid progress being made on the new school. Kichka Mokho is a small […]