Thanks to the St. Catherine University students that helped out at Mano a Mano!

St. Kate’s Public Health Newsletter

From the most recent St. Kate’s Public Health update:

“In the US, millions of pounds of usable supplies—from medical gowns and gloves to school supplies and construction equipment—are thrown away every year.


MPH students taking the Design and Implementation course recently participated in a service learning project with a local nonprofit, Mano a Mano, whose mission strives to save surplus medical supplies from landfills in Minnesota. Recovered items are shipped to Bolivia, where these supplies are desperately needed. At the local warehouse, student volunteers had the opportunity to organize warehouse inventory, sort medical supplies, organize crafts and craft sales, and sort paper and digital files.


Service learning opportunities like these are impactful learning experiences for students and can really bring classroom content to life.”

From the St. Kate’s Public Health newsletter.

Mano a Mano’s Recovered Resources Program

Mano a Mano collects donated medical supplies, mobility equipment, and other in-demand items and ships them to Bolivia, where they are distributed to people and organizations throughout the country. We also provide items for organizations working in other countries and to individuals in the Twin Cities. We have sent 6 containers with 148,495 pounds of supplies from Minnesota to Bolivia in 2022, and we are starting to prepare for our next shipment in November.

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