We were grateful to be able to participate in the City of Minnetonka Special Community Drop-Off Day on Saturday!
Each year, the city hosts two special Saturday drop-off events where Minnetonka residents can dispose of appliances, tires and other large household items.City of Minnetonka website
Mano a Mano collected 1,170 pounds of medical equipment and supplies, including 6 canes, 6 walkers, 8 wheelchairs, a Hoyer lift, an oxygen concentrator, oxygen tanks, and many miscellaneous medical and physical therapy items.
Thanks to the City of Minnetonka for inviting us (again!), and to the Mano a Mano staff and volunteers that spent the day collecting everything.
Everything we collected on Saturday will be sent to Bolivia, where Mano a Mano distributes medical supplies, mobility equipment, and other in-demand items to people and organizations in need throughout the country. We also make supplies available to people and organizations locally in the Twin Cities as we are able. In 2022, Mano a Mano shipped 220,704 pounds of supplies to Bolivia and distributed 25,910 pounds to other organizations with programs in the US and elsewhere in the world. Instead of being thrown away, these items will be put to good use for people in need.
Mano a Mano Distributes Supplies in Bolivia in Many Different Ways
On Saturday, March 11th, Mano a Mano hosted an event to distribute school supplies, medical supplies, and mobility equipment to 84 organizations throughout Bolivia. Sometimes we make large distributions, like this event in March; other times we donate a walker or wheelchair to one person that reaches out; we also take them along on Mano a Mano flights and site visits to our projects throughout rural Bolivia.