Mano a Mano has excess durable medical equipment that we are making available for individuals in the Twin Cities, for free, on Saturday, September 11th from 9am-11am. Please send specific requests to [email protected]; we will confirm whether we can fulfill your specific request. Recipients must be a healthcare provider in some capacity and must sign a liability waiver upon receipt; we generally cannot provide equipment to individuals directly. We are happy to have one healthcare/social work/nursing/case manager representative collect multiple pieces of equipment to share with other colleagues/recipients.

  • WHEN: Saturday, September 11th 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

This project is a collaboration with Twin Cities-area physical therapists to help distribute mobility equipment to their clients that have difficulty acquiring needed items. We are planning to have equipment giveaways once a month. We will share each upcoming date as soon as it is confirmed.

Distributing Supplies to People & Organizations in Minnesota

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. In 2021, we have sent 121,995 pounds of supplies and equipment to date.

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.

We were happy to be able to donate nearly 10,000 pounds of supplies for Helping Hand for Relief and Development in early August. These supplies, which included dozens of wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and crutches, will go to refugee settlements in Jordan.

Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Recovered Resources Program