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About Us 2018-01-30T16:50:54+00:00

OUR MISSION

Project MEND is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals living with disabilities and illness through the refurbishment, reuse and distribution of medical equipment and other assistive technology.

OUR VISION

Believing that mobility and independence are basic human rights, Project MEND promotes the health and self-sufficiency of people living with disabilities or life-altering illness by providing innovate solutions that assist in overcoming obstacles and barriers.

OUR IMPACT

For 25 years, Project MEND has provided medical equipment for the community’s most vulnerable people. Founded in 1992, Project MEND helps thousands of individuals in need acquire the right tools to overcome or better manage a disability.

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TRANSFORMATIVE

Providing hope, improved independence, increased mobility and renewed relationships

RESOURCEFUL

Offering solutions while keeping usable medical equipment out of landfills

COMPASSIONATE

Caring and approachable team members committed to solving your mobility challenge

TRUSTWORTHY

Our focus is you and what is in your best interest

Annual Growth

Project MEND engages in ongoing outreach and fundraising efforts to ensure program sustainability. Key to our success is developing and maintaining relationships with community partners, keeping informed of the needs of individuals living with disabilities, and strong strategic leadership through a diverse staff and board of directors. 85 cents of every donated dollar is invested back into our community.

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Cathy Valdez
Cathy Valdez

CEO

Denise Bennett
Denise Bennett

Director of Operations & Development

Allie Rodriguez
Allie Rodriguez

Programs Manager

Joe Talamantez
Joe Talamantez

Warehouse Manager

Media Coverage

Project MEND’s innovative mission continues to impact the attention received from local, state, and national media outlets. Recent recognition from the Newman’s Own and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Quality of Life Awards brought national and international acclaim. Click here to learn more and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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Client Stories

Project MEND strives to serve 1,500 people each year. We deliver solutions to people in need through the refurbishment and distribution of medical equipment and assistive technology devices valued at nearly $1,000,000 annually. Click here to read about a few of the transformations taking place in the lives of the people we serve.

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Donate

Your support of our mission is critical. Your support can be a financial gift, a donation of gently used medical equipment, or a donation of your time as a volunteer. Your gift in any form makes medical equipment reusable and available for those in need.

To make a donation online through a secure connection with QGiv, please click the “Donate” button. To volunteer your time, visit our volunteer page or email volunteer@projectmend.org. Email denise.bennett@projectmend.org to receive our quarterly newsletter.

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