We have a new sorting space! Thanks to a grant from BizRecycling to improve Mano a Mano’s recycling programs, we have been able to upgrade parts of our surplus distribution program and warehouse space in St. Paul to better process the ~200,000 pounds of donated supplies we receive each year. Most of these supplies would end up in Minnesota landfills, but instead they are sent to Bolivia, where we distribute supplies to people & organizations in need throughout the country.
This new table replaces our previous, hand-built table that had been with us for many, many years.
Mano a Mano’s Surplus Distribution Program
We started in 1994 with the goal of saving surplus medical supplies from the landfill in Minnesota and shipping them to Bolivia, where we knew these supplies were desperately needed and could be used immediately. Since then, we have shipped more than 3.5 million pounds of supplies & equipment valued at more than $14 million from Minnesota to Bolivia.