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News and Notes from Project MEND
Project Mend

March, 2014

 
News and Notes
  February 2014
Greetings!

What does community mean to you? I have been in several conversations and meetings recently and community engagement has been a hot topic. Mayor Castro, in his State of the City address said San Antonio's success is owed to 2 things; hard work and vision. Do you agree? SA2020 actively engages individuals to make an impact in the community. Siclovia is an example of our community coming together play in the street. And The Big Give S.A. is working to gather the power of 200 + nonprofits to engage all of us in the single biggest 24 hours of giving San Antonio has ever seen. These are just a few examples of how San Antonio is indeed a growing and vibrant place #cityontherise.   
 
But what does community mean to you? Your family, neighbors, friends, co-workers? At this micro level is your city on the rise? Everyday, I see clients and caregivers struggling to help their loved ones cope with illness and disability. For some, their city is not on the rise. Yet, because of community engagement Project MEND is here to lend a helping hand. It takes all of us to participate. What will be your contribution? 
 
Thank you for helping Project MEND help others. For me, the generosity, collaboration, teamwork, and spirit shown everyday demonstrates that San Antonio is a city on the rise!
 
Here's to all of us helping #cityontherise - 
Lea Rosenauer  
Project MEND's 3rd Annual Warehouse Open House  
 
YOU ARE INVITED
April 2, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. 
Project MEND Warehouse at 1201 Austin St., 78208 
 
This year we are honoring the military and veterans community that makes our city stronger. Enjoy barbeque, music, drinks, service awards, door prizes, fun and fellowship.

This is a FREE event to thank YOU for supporting 
Project MEND's mission to empower individuals to become active members of their communities through the reuse of medical equipment. 
 
Invite friends, family, co-workers! 
Everyone is welcome! 
 
Please RSVP by March 28, 2014 to Lea Rosenauer at lea.rosenauer@projectmend.org 
 
 
 
 
Volunteer at the Warehouse 
 
What are you doing on 
March 8, 2014 from 
9:00 am - 1:00 pm? 
 
Volunteers are needed to help inventory, clean, and store the equipment. Join us for a day of fun (food and drinks provided), hard work, and accomplishment as we help those in need!
 
Volunteers should be: 
* 18 years of age 
* Ability to lift/move/set up 15 pounds of materials
* Willingness to get dirty and volunteer in a non-airconditioned environment

To volunteer, please contact: warehouse@projectmend.org or (210) 223-7283
 
 
 
Age Well Logo
 
 
 
 
Everyone should Age Well ~ Live Well and the State of Texas agrees. This initiative of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) strives to educate and motivate individuals to prepare for the future by:

* encouraging healthy lifestyle activities, 
* building awareness of available resources, and 
* creating change through volunteerism and community engagement activities.
 
In the Alamo Area the Age Well ~ Live Well program is coordinated by AACOG's Bexar Area Agency on Aging.Project MEND is proud to be a part of this program that encourages mobility and independence throughout your lifetime. 

What are you doing to maintain your health? One thing you can do is join us on March 30, 2014 at 
Síclovía.
 
Questions? Interested in Finding out More?
Contact: Kimberly, Age Well ~ Live Well Program Coordinator at (210) 838-5699 or fitnesskinektions@gmail.com 
 


 
 
 
 
 
Síclovía will turn San Antonio's streets into a safe, fun place for walking, bicycling, and enjoying outdoor activities. 


Síclovía will begin at the intersection of South St. Mary's Street and East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, and travel south along East Mitchell Street and Mission Road to Mission Concepción, for a total of about 2.5 miles.

By making a stretch of St. Mary's Street and Roosevelt Avenue temporarily car-free, Síclovía opens the road to pedestrians, bicyclists, and recreationalists. This free community event is organized by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio along with key sponsors H-E-B and the City of San Antonio. 
 
We expect over 65,000+ participants. Project MEND will be there, will you? 
 
 
 
 
One City, One Day, One Goal 
May 6, 2014
On May 6, 2014, San Antonio will come together for 24 hours of nonprofit giving! The Big Give SA is San Antonio's first ever giving day, and it's YOUR chance to make a real impact in the community. 

Project MEND is a proud participant in The Big Give SA. YOU can help! Commit to donating to Project MEND on 
May 6 through The Big Give SA website:http://www.thebiggivsa.org

Your support will help clients like Jaylynn. 
A beautiful 3-year-old young lady who was born with Spina Bifida. Jaylynn was in great need of leg braces to assist her when walking with her walker. Although she uses a wheelchair most of the day, the braces help strengthen her legs and upper body. Because of community support we were able to help her become more independent and able to move around like other 3 year olds.
 
In This Issue
Open House
Volunteers Needed
Age Well - Live Well
Siclovia
Mendi's Moment
Wheelchair Guy
Hello world! I am Mendi, Project MEND's community advocate.Did you know that 
more than 54 million Americans live with a disability. That is 19% 
of the population! 
 
Many people can live more independent lives with just a little help; a wheelchair to enable them to attend a grandchild's school program or a home hospital bed to provide comfort and assist a family keep a loved one 
at home. 
 
Project MEND can provide services to the community because of YOUR generosity. Thank You for used medical equipment and monetary contributions to keep the mission going strong.  
 
Look for more 
Mendi Moments in future newsletters, on Facebook and twitter!  
 
Donate Used Medical Equipment
walking
Donations of Home Medical Equipment 
is the key to
Project MEND's Services.

Drop off donations at the Project MEND Warehouse
1201 Austin St., 
San Antonio, TX 78208 
 
Phone: 210-223-7283 
 
NEEDED equipment
 
Manual Wheelchairs 
Scooters 
Quad Canes 
Shower Chairs 
Transfer Benches 
Bedside Commodes 
Adult Diapers and 
Blue Pads 
Rolling Walkers 
Home Hospital Beds  
Electric Wheelchairs  
Walkers with seats 
Hoyer Lifts
Portable Ramps
 
Quick Links
The Big Give S.A.
SA 2020
Alamo Service Connection (ASC)

Quick Tip
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Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9.
At bedtime the night before or on that day, set the time on meters, insulin pumps, clocks, and watches forward one hour. Check your smoke detectors and it may be a good time to check your supply of batteries, too! 

Project MEND Partners

These partners support the Project MEND mission to remove barriers to those living with illness and disability.
 
Gordon Hartman Family Foundation
 
Warm Springs Foundation
 
Greehey Foundation Logo
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Silver Eagle Logo

TX Capital Bank Logo

Thank You for your support!
 
Project MEND Out and About in the Community 

Friday, February 28: 9:00 am - 11:00 am 

SAMMinistries' Community Convening Meeting
Saturday, March 1: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Bark in the Park at Woodlawn Lake
Saturday, March 1: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Low Vision Expo at Colonial Hills United Methodist Church   
Wednesday, March 5: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
San Antonio Coalition for Veterans and Families (SACVF) Town Hall Meeting  
Friday, March 7: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
First Friday Senior Expo at Morgan's Wonderland 
Saturday, March 8: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Volunteer Day at Project MEND's Warehouse 
Thursday, March 13:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Healthcare Networking Night at Wyndham Garden Riverwalk 
Saturday, March 22:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Women's Health Fair " What Matters the Most is You" at the Rubie Center
Saturday, March 22: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
SACVF "Bridging the Gap" Veterans Event at VFW Post 76 
Saturday, March 22: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fiesta Especial Royal Court Meet and Greet at Mi Casa Tamales 
Wednesday, April 2: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Project MEND's Warehouse Open House
Saturday, April 5: 8:00 am Fiesta Especial 5K & Parade at 8601 Midcrown, Windcrest
 
Check Out These Community Events
 
Plaza pica pica  First Friday Senior Dance on March 7 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Respite Care of San Antonio Family Day Out FREE Day on March 15

Fiesta Especial 5K & Parade on April 5 beginning at 8:00 am
Earth Day Senior Walk sponsored by UnitedHealthcare on April 12 at Woodlawn Lake

Project MEND is honored to partner with so many business and organizations that work to improve the quality of life for families in San Antonio. If you have information to share please contact Lea Rosenauer at lea.rosenauer@projectmend.org

 
Contact Us
 
5727 IH 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78201
Info@projectmend.org 
voice / 210-223-6363 fax / 210-223-6441
warehouse / 210-223-7283
www.projectmend.org

Project MEND is open from 8am - 5pn Monday - Friday 

The office and warehouse is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. each day. 

 

Believing mobility and independence are basic human rights, 
Project MEND empowers individuals to become active members of their communities through the reuse of medical equipment. 

 



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