Mano a Mano has excess durable medical equipment that we are making available in the Twin Cities, for free, on Saturday, December 18th from 9am-11am. Please send specific requests to [email protected]; we will confirm whether we can fulfill your specific request. The more detailed the requests are, the more successful we can be in fulfilling the requests. This program is to help local individuals who lack insurance coverage or the means to obtain this equipment commercially. Recipients ideally should be a healthcare provider in some capacity and need to sign a liability waiver upon receipt; we generally cannot provide equipment to individuals directly.
  • WHEN: Saturday, December 18th from 9am-11am
  • WHERE: Mano a Mano International, 925 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55104 (outside in the parking lot, in COVID-safe conditions)
  • Equipment Readily Available: walkers, rollators, crutches, canes, raised toilet seats, commodes, shower chairs, tub benches, bed rails, glucometers
  • Specialized Equipment in Limited Supply: wheelchairs, beds, lifts

Sending Medical Supplies & Equipment to Bolivia

The vast majority of the donated supplies and equipment we receive at our Minnesota warehouse is shipped to Bolivia. In 2021, we have sent 7 40-foot containers with 180,180 pounds of supplies from Minnesota to Bolivia. But we are happy to partner with other organizations when we have excess supplies, items that we cannot send to Bolivia, or items that are not the highest priority for our programs. Ultimately, we want to keep these supplies out of the landfill in Minnesota, and get them to people in need.

Learn More About Our Recovered Resources Program

Mano a Mano distributed medical supplies and mobility equipment for 2 health centers in La Paz, Bolivia on November 26th, 2021 – for the health centers “San Juan” and “La Florida” in the municipality of Viacha, Ingavi province, department of La Paz. Representatives from the health centers traveled to Mano a Mano’s warehouse in Cochabamba from La Paz, despite poor weather and a 7+ hour drive, to be present for the distribution.