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News and Notes from Project MEND
Project Mend

April, 2014

News and Notes
  April 2014
Dear Alejandrina,

Knowing I love to read, a dear friend and role model gave me a book, "To Lead is to Serve" by Shar McBee. I often turn to the opening of the book for motivation....


There is a story in the Talmud about a king and his son. They loved each other very much but they could not get along, so the son left home and went far away. After a while, word reached the father that the son was not doing well. The king sent a message to the prince and said, "come home," but the prince was too proud. He sent a message back to his father, "I cannot." The king sent another message saying, "just turn around and come as far as you can and I will meet you wherever you are."  

If we want to lead, we must learn to serve; if we want people to give to our cause, we have to meet them where they are.



Leading others means helping them fulfill their needs, wants, and dreams! This week is the 20th anniversary of the book and the opening story is as powerful to me today as it was when I received this precious gift several years ago.


Next week is The Big Give S.A. and I am excited to see our community come together to serve others. The purpose of San Antonio's first-ever 24-hour giving challenge is to bring awareness of the impact local nonprofits make in YOUR community! We hope to bring nonprofits and donors together, expand online giving, connect people to the causes that move them and, of course, make giving FUN. By turning giving into a shared city-wide experience, YOU can significantly impact the future of San Antonio and collectively move our city forward.


Thank you for helping Project MEND help others and for giving me the opportunity to serve you!


Lea Rosenauer  
One City. One Day. One Goal.

We are participating in San Antonio's first 24-hour online giving event and need your help! On Tuesday, May 6, make a $10 minimum gift to Project MEND at
Your help gives us the opportunity to earn matching funds and prize incentives. In order to win matching donations, our target times are:  
  • for the early birds: 7am - 8am
  • for the night owls: 10pm - 11pm
However, you can donate any time during the 24-hour giving period. Every gift of $10 or more helps empower people with illness and disability to become active members of their community through the reuse of medical equipment.
Help Project MEND win $1,000 and have Breakfast Tacos on Us!
Mobility Breakfast May 6 from 7am - 8am
Stop by Project MEND's office at 5727 IH 10 west, 78201 and grab a quick breakfast. You can donate online, watch our real time leaderboard and cheer us on.
Help us will the WellMed Charitable Foundation (WCF) Challenge. WellMed will give $1,000 to the WCF Grantee with the most contributions in amount between 7am - 8am
Project MEND is proud to be one of the organizations selected by the WellMed employees to be part of this challenge! 
You can make it happen! Remember to give on May 6. 
Questions? Please contact Lea Rosenauer at 
Volunteer Day at the Warehouse 
What are you doing on 
May 10, 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: or 
(210) 223-7283
Project MEND believes everyone should have access to the medical equipment they need for rehabilitation and recovery! Community partners help us reach more people in need. This month we would like to spotlight Faith Family Clinic.
Faith Family Clinic exists to provide health and wellness services to the working uninsured and under-insured residents of our community. Their vision is that all working uninsured people and their families have access to the medical care they need. Project MEND believes in this mission and is proud to provide durable medical equipment to patients that can't afford to purchase these items on their own.
Find out more about Faith Family Clinic at
(210) 653-1511 or 
We want to give a big Thank You to The Texas Cavaliers for giving back to the children of San Antonio. Project MEND is honored to be one of a handful of organizations supported by the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation. 
Support received from the cavaliers goes toward Project MEND KIDS, to 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.

This year, the foundation was able to distribute more than $300,000 through King Antonio to the many deserving organizations, including Project MEND! Thank You! 
Taxi Subsidy Service 
Introducing VIAtrans' new Taxi Subsidy Service. VIAtrans customers can call Yellow Cab of San Antonio to request a trip and VIAtrans will pay up to $9.00 off the taxi fare.
When the taxi arrives give the driver $1.95, just like on a VIAtrans trip. There is no additional cost if the meter rate fare at the end of the trip is $10.95 or less. The subsidy pays for a taxi trip of about 3 miles. This new program is ideal for short trips. 
This service is not available on weekends or holidays and is subject to the availability of taxis. 
Find out more. You can download the flyer here. 
In This Issue
The Big Give SA
Free Tacos
Volunteers Needed
Faith Family Clinic
Mendi's Moment
Wheelchair Guy
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. 
Please Donate Used Medical Equipment
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 
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.
Alamo Service Connection (ASC)

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
Silver Eagle Logo

TX Capital Bank Logo

Thank You for your support!
Please Donate Used Medical Equipment
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 
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
Project MEND Out and About in the Community 

Tuesday, April 29: 9:00 am - 11:00 am   

SAMMinistries' Community Convening Meeting
Tuesday, April 29: Noon - 1:30 pm 
Alamo Heights Rotary 
Thursday, May 1: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm  
Fiesta Finale at Newforest Estates Senior Living    
Saturday, May 3: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Silver Solutions   
Tuesday, May 6:  Midnight - Midnight
The Big Give SA  
Tuesday, May 6: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
Bloom Where You're Planted,  Senior Resource Network 
Wednesday, May 7:  Noon - 2:00 pm 
Older Americans Month Proclamation at City Council 
Wednesday, May 7:  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  
SACVF Town Hall
Saturday, May 10: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  
Volunteer Day at the Project MEND Warehouse  
Tuesday, May 13: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
Age Well - Live Well Committee Meeting  
Wednesday, May 14: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Alamo Area Home Care Council 
Thursday, May 15: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
16th Annual Texas Veterans Commission Summit 
Saturday, May 17:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
What's Next Symposium for NISD
Saturday, May 17:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Veteran's Welcome Home Event @ Morgan's Wonderland
Saturday, May 24: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Health & Wellness Expo

Check Out These Community Events
Alzheimer's Two Part Seminar Free program conducted by the Alzheimer's Association at Arden Courts on May 8 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

5th Annual Justice Involved Veteran's Conference May 12 - 14 Presented by the Texas Department of State Health Service and The Texas Veterans Commission
Get the Flyer

2014 Run for Seniors benefiting the WellMed Charitable Foundation 8:00 am May 10 at Woodlawn Lake Park
Get the Flyer 

Senior's Day in the Park  Field Day & Resource Fair on May 16 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 

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  
Contact Us
5727 IH 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78201 
voice / 210-223-6363 fax / 210-223-6441
warehouse / 210-223-7283

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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