There has been a lot of volunteer activities with Mano a Mano and Medtronic in recent weeks, which will continue throughout the next month as part of their Project 6 volunteer project.

Mano a Mano was very grateful to work with hundreds of Medtronic volunteers last year, and we look forward to doing it again this year!

Thursday, May 21st Medtronic Mounds View Group

Thank you to the group from Medtronic Mounds View for coming out on Thursday, May 21st for a few hours to help sort medical supplies, hospital linens, and donated medical equipment for shipment to our programs in Bolivia!  We shared an awesome meal together and achieved a lot of great work!
Medtronic Mounds View Group

Medtronic Mounds View Group at the Mano a Mano office.

Thanks also to our Mano a Mano volunteers for coming out to help facilitate the volunteer activities!

Thursday, May 29th Medtronic Global Executives Volunteer Event

A HUGE THANK YOU to Bob Lundgren, Carmen Paredes, Jesse Flanagan, and Karen Lofgren for assisting Dan and Dana with an enormous volunteer event with the top Medtronic Global Executives at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis!  It was an exciting experience and we got a great amount of good work done for the organization – such as sorting, folding, labeling, and packing valuable hospital linens to be shipped and distributed to our 149 health clinics throughout rural Bolivia!
May 29th Medtronic Global Executives Volunteer Event

May 29th Medtronic Global Executives Volunteer Event

Mano a Mano was awarded $10,000 for providing the activity and are very grateful to the Medtronic Philanthropy Group for inviting us back again for a second year to work with these great people. Even Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak came to help tape up boxes!

May 29th Medtronic Global Executives Volunteer Event

May 29th Medtronic Global Executives Volunteer Event

Mano a Mano invited to participate on the selection committee for the Annual Global Medtronic Momentum Awards

Mano a Mano office manager, Dana Dallavalle, was invited to serve on the selection committee to determine the 5 Annual Global Medtronic Momentum Award Winners which honor 5 employees globally who celebrate the commitment of Medtronic employees worldwide in their efforts to enhance their communities.  Dana served with staff from Feed My Starving Children, All Hands Volunteers, AccountAbility MN, Camp Odayin, and the International Association for Volunteer Efforts in sorting through 80 applications to determine the 5 worthy award winners.
The Momentum Award winners won $5,000 to donate towards the organization in which their partnership and collaboration won the award which spanned community engagement efforts throughout Minneapolis, Memphis, and New Jersey to Tokyo, Japan and North Ryde, Australia.