Thank you to the 10+ volunteers from 3M‘s Product Stewardship organization that helped out at Mano a Mano yesterday! They sorted medical supplies and organized linens, as we prepare to ship 3 containers of donated supplies from our Minnesota warehouse to Bolivia in a few weeks (around 75,000 pounds). In Bolivia, Mano a Mano distributes supplies to people and organizations in need throughout the country. Almost all of these supplies would have ended up in the landfill in Minnesota, and instead they are getting put to good use throughout Bolivia (we also provide supplies to organizations and individuals in the Twin Cities area).

3M volunteers at Mano a Mano’s St. Paul warehouse, March 21st, 2024
  • Mano a Mano shipped 9 containers with 228,954 pounds of medical supplies and equipment from Minnesota to Bolivia in 2023, where they are given to people in need throughout the country.
  • Most of what we send is mobility equipment (4,730 pieces of mobility equipment, including 667 wheelchairs) and medical supplies, but there are many other kinds of items that are in demand in Bolivia. 
  • 22,320 pounds were given to other organizations with programs in the US and around the world; we donated 200 pieces of equipment benefiting 140 individuals in the Twin Cities area through our Mobility Closet.
  • US volunteers spent 16,609 hours volunteering in 2023.

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