PUSH INTERNATIONAL

Rating: 4.96 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 14241 N.E. Woodinville Duvall Rd #424 Woodinville WA 98072 USA

Mission: Push International works to provide sustainable, mobile, communities for people with disabilities in need in Mexico. Push International collects new and used mobility and therapy equipment in the USA, refurbishes, redistributes and personally adjusts each and every piece of equipment to benefit people who do not have access to these services. Push shares a campus in Mazatlan, Mexico with Padres y Compadres. Together we have a wheelchair repair and refurbishing shop staffed all year round to provide sustainable services, adjustments and maintenance to the equipment we deliver.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering with Push International was an enlightening experience. The push staff was very warm and welcoming. Push International was very helpful in facilitating our trip as student volunteers and providing a beneficial experience for both our learning and the people whom we had the ability to help. With the help of Push we were able to interview, fit, and distribute wheelchairs to several members of the disabled community in Mazatlan thus providing mobility for those who previously were not able to access their community. Push also promoted and facilitated an experience that provided for cultural learning. This experience has impacted and changed my life, and I can only hope the same for those that we served.

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Life-changing

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

Push International is an incredible organization that provides such an amazing service in Mazatlan, Mexico! I was fortunate enough to spend one week with fellow occupational therapy classmates and other health care students from Washington state at Padres y Compadres, and had a life changing experience that not only affected me and the way I will lead my professional career, but also the people of Mazatlan who benefit from Push International. This organization provides mobility and freedom to local residents with disabilities and helps these people learn to enjoy life again through wheelchair distribution events. One gentleman in particular had not been out of his home in 3 years due to his disability and the gratitude and joy he felt when he received his wheelchair was a moment I will never forget! I will absolutely be seeking funding to participate in future trips to Mazatlan with Push International!

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

Push International offers so much to the people of Mazatlan! They work with locals to specifically meet the needs of the many families they help. My experience there left such an impact on my life and I only hope that I left an impact on the hearts of the beautiful people of Mazatlan. Being a Physical Therapy program, my time in Mexico will also impact my future professional decisions. It is a wonderful organization and I know my time with them is not over.

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

Push International brings to Mexico, an experience in learning. Not only for the local people, but for the students who give there time. Push helps students and disabled adults and children get together, for a positive, interactive experience. Bringing mobility and smiles to everyone involved.

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization does a wonderful service to the local community in Mazatlan, Mexico. Through providing mobility devices to those in need, people are able to participate in their communities and decrease the amount of care they may need. Additionally this organization provides ongoing supports for people who access this service to make sure that their mobility device is continuing to meet their needs. They have built a strong relationship with community members and have become a place of hope for those in need.

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I loved the experience. The people we met were so nice. The most memorable moment for me was when I helped seat a man who had been lying in bed for a whole year. He was so happy and so was his mom who was crying with happiness. Push International helps change people's lives. They give people opportunities to be independent and live fruitful lives. We hope to go back and volunteer again. Push International is an excellent organization.

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Life-changing

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2008

Rating: 5 stars  

I am so glad I went on the trip to Mazatlan with Push International! During the trip, we were able to distribute mobility equipment and enhance the therapy services at Padres y Compadres. I had an amazing cultural experience, I learned so much about occupational therapy, and I gained more confidence in my abilities by getting hands-on practice and instruction. It was great to be part of such an amazing organization that really helps the local people and allows personal growth at the same time.

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I was part of the 28th team to travel to Mexico and distribute wheelchairs. During my time there it was obvious that Push International has been embraced by the community and been able to make a tremendous impact on the individuals it serves. During wheelchair distributions there was one young girl who we fitted for a new wheelchair that had an amazing smile. She was there to receive her second chair because she had outgrown her first one, which she had received a few years before. I will never forget the moment that the founder of Push, Bree, realized she had given this young girl her first wheelchair a few years before, saying she could never forget that smile. It was very touching experiences that brought tears to many eyes to be able to see and hear how Push International had made a difference in this young girl's life. This volunteer experience was the best I have had and I am returning again next year.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful people and warm atmosphere at Padres y Compadres. I loved the entire experience, from the cultural aspects of the locals and town to the wheelchair distributions and treatment we provided. Overall, it was an amazing trip. I'm going back next year to help again!

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Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I went down to Mexico through PUSH International without knowing what to expect and left pleasantly surprised. This trip was a great mix of experiencing the culture as well as providing service to the community. I learned so much from the people we helped. Looking forward to going back again!!

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Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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