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Join Our Community of Healing

We envision a just, compassionate, and interdependent world where the health needs of those most vulnerable are prioritized and medical professionals have the necessary resources to serve their communities. We need YOU to bring this vision to life. Travel with us as missioner or support our work here at home.


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Become a Medical Supply Donor


Solidarity Bridge medical programs seek to progressively improve both the quality of and access to surgical care in Bolivia, and the need is urgent. Surgical resources that easily treat disease and debilitating accidents in the United States remain inaccessible for the vast majority of the people in Bolivia. Equipping Bolivian hospitals and surgeons with needed instruments and supplies is essential to our mission, and you can help!

Your medical supply donations help equip hospitals in Bolivia and Paraguay to provide high-quality care to those living in deep poverty.

Our Medical Supply Wish List is created in collaboration with our Bolivian medical partners. Before making an in-kind donation, please refer to our wish list and contact Jodi Grahl at ( or 847-328-7748.

Donate Your Suitcase

Donate Your Suitcase

In addition to sending a container shipment to Bolivia every other year, we ask missioners on each trip to hand-carry medical supplies in suitcases. Large, gently used suitcases are needed to help with this effort. Only large size suitcases may be donated, unfortunately smaller or carry-on size luggage cannot be used. To donate your suitcase, contact Christi De Jong.  

Donate Auction Items to our Fiesta Gala

Fiesta is our annual gala held each spring. It is the most important fundraiser of the year for Solidarity Bridge, and provides crucial funding to help us serve more patients in Bolivia. Get involved with the event by donating live and silent auction prizes. Items can vary from restaurant gift cards to sports tickets to vacation rentals. Goods and services or exciting experiences around the Chicagoland area are most appealing to our guests. Contact Christi De Jong to discuss your donation.  

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Volunteers helping with Supply Shipment

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Solidarity Bridge. They give generously of their time, talent, and resources to heal and empower the people of Bolivia. Their actions and experiences enrich their own lives and the lives of others.

Volunteers are needed in our Evanston office to assist with sorting, inventorying and packing medical supplies, bulk mailings, event planning, marketing, and more. If you have skills in english-spanish intepretation, global health research, communications, grants, fundraising, video production, or IT, reach out to us as we may have special projects that could be a good fit for you!

Connect Your Community to Our Mission

Our mission is rooted in the tradition of Catholic social justice and a spirituality of solidarity. We seek a just, compassionate, and interdependent world. And that means that we want to be in relationship with you!

We have frequently partnered with parishes in a variety of ways. View our parish resources to learn more about connecting our mission to your community.