Today marks the last day of a month-long volunteer project with Medtronic employees throughout the Twin Cities. In the month of June, more than 420 Medtronic employees from Rice Creek, World Headquarters in Fridley, Mounds View, the VSP Retiree Group, and other departments volunteered their time with Mano a Mano, helping to sort and pack donated school and medical supplies for shipment to Bolivia – more than 850 hours in all!
We are very grateful for all their time and energy they have dedicated this past month. These large-scale volunteer projects would simply not have been possible for Mano a Mano before this year with our move into our new office/warehouse space.
25 volunteers from the Medtronic VSP Retiree Group sorted and packed hand instruments for distribution to Mano a Mano’s projects in Bolivia; they also packed medical supplies and sorted liquids and medications (not pictured).. All of these medical supplies were donated to Mano a Mano by Twin Cities-area hospitals and volunteers.
12 volunteers from Medtronic Philanthropy sorted and packed orthopedic supplies, organized and packed wheelchairs, and helped Mano a Mano start a small garden in its frontyard!
Employees at Medtronic Rice Creek who were busy sorting and checking school supplies and then assembling packets to be distributed during inauguration ceremonies of new Mano a Mano schools! Each packet contains notebooks, folders, markers, crayons, pencils, pens, a pencil sharpener, a pair of scissors, glue, and an eraser. The packets will be greatly appreciated by the young children about to enjoy the extraordinary opportunity of a brand new school. All of these school supplies were donated to Mano a Mano by a number of Twin Cities-area schools and volunteers.