Mano a Mano has excess durable medical equipment that we are making available for individuals in the Twin Cities, for free, on Saturday, June 5th from 9am-10am. Please send specific requests to rehabequipment@manoamano.org; we will confirm whether we can fulfill your specific request. Recipients (client or provider picking up the equipment) must sign a liability waiver upon receipt. This project is a collaboration with Twin Cities-area physical therapists to help distribute mobility equipment to some of their clients that have difficulty acquiring needed items; we have consistently done similar giveaways every other Saturday over the past few months.

  • WHEN: Saturday, June 5th from 9am-10am
  • 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

Reducing Waste in Minnesota, Improving Lives in Bolivia and Beyond

The vast majority of the donated supplies and equipment we receive at our Minnesota warehouse (90%+) is shipped to Bolivia; we sent 7 containers with 175,777 pounds of supplies and equipment from Minnesota to Bolivia in 2020.

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. In 2020, we helped provide supplies locally in the Twin Cities and to organizations working in other countries, including Honduras, El Salvador, and Cameroon. Thanks to the many people in Minnesota and Bolivia that work so hard to make these shipments possible!

Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Recovered Resources Program

After loading everything onto the plane, we have to unload everything for inspection by airport officials before being approved for takeoff for this distribution of supplies to Hospital Barrio Mineros de Oruro on April 29, 2021.