Sunday, June 22, 2008

Summer Donation Information

If you are interested in donating dental/medical supplies to A Hand In Health this summer please contact:

Global House
(Joseph Barrett)
1302 NE 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55413

*Call Mr. Barrett to make an appointment at:
(612) 968-0333

Drop Off Hours:
10:00am-5:00pm Monday - Friday
10:00am-12:00pm Saturday
Closed Sunday

*Curbside parking is available for donation drop-off.

Thank you for your donation!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Washington DC

Good News:

I recently met with the Ambassador of The Gambia, Ambassador Jallow in Washington DC and he was very supportive of the donations and work of  A Hand In Health. We are in the process of an official endorsement from him and will be posting updates on the website. We also discussed shipping options for the $35,000 of donated material so far. So keep your fingers crossed that we will have success with the new connections! It is in the works to hopefully meet the Minister of Health and he is rumored to have ideas and connections that can help us with shipping. 

Fox News is in the process of verifying our information and we expect to have a 30 second piece running about A Hand In Health for the entire month of July. We will be the featured charity for this month so keep your eyes pealed and spread the word!

Bad News:

My computer crashed yesterday and I lost everything on the hard drive. So unfortunately all my documents for A Hand In Health were lost. BUT everything is backed up... just not here in NYC. So I have lots of work ahead of me and was pleasantly reminded of the wonderful challenges that present themselves right before international travel. :)

Departure date is in T- 3 days so the next update will be from Africa!
Until then....

Monday, June 9, 2008

2 Days and Counting!

And the count down begins! I can't believe there are only two days until lift off to New York!
Here's a quick update before my departure:

Recent developments:

-Picked up our dental chair today from West Lund Dental!
The chair is currently being stored at Global House in Minneapolis and waiting to be shipped to Gambia. Special thanks to the AMAZING Lift Kids volunteers who donated their time and brute strength to lift this VERY heavy chair!

-Packed over $8,000 in two suitcases and are ready to deliver much needed supplies

-Planned the Muunoo Smile Mission Send Off Party! Everyone is invited! 6pm Tuesday, June 10, Globalhouse, Located at 1302 NE 2nd St in Minneapolis.

-Finalized arrangements and am ready for an amazing trip!

Just want to send out a final thank you to all our donors, supporters, and friends! We couldn't have done this without you!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Muunoo Smile Mission Send Off Party June 10th

Dear Sponsors, Supporters, Friends, and Volunteers!

We are happily awaiting the departure of our first ever Muunoo Smile
Mission this June.
We cordially invite you to join us in a send off for our volunteer team!

Who: Friends, Family, Volunteers, and anyone who wants to come learn
about our project!
When: June 10th 2008 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Global House
Speakers: Megan Meyer - President of A Hand In Health
Joseph Barrett - President of Lift Kids

***Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Driving Directions:
Located at:
1302 NE 2nd St in Minneapolis we now have an event and work space open
to all. Please use the parking lot between the Firehouse and the
Minneapolis College of Photography (MCP) just West of 2nd Street on
13th Ave. Curbside parking is also available.
** For more information about Global House please visit:,en/

Please either reply to this e-mail or register online at:

We hope to see you there!

6 Days and Counting!

Just a few numbers to put things in perspective...

Departure date for New York: June 12th

Number of items packed: 0
Number of items on To Do list: 37
Number of people to visit in NY: 9
Number of days to finish everything, take the DAT, and finish applying to dental school: 6
Number of donations to somehow pack and get to Africa: $30,000 worth
Number of hours of sleep I get a night: ... no comment :)

...let the fun begin...