We collect used and surplus mobility devices, ship them to developing countries, and distribute them--free--to people with physical challenges regardless of their race, gender, tribe, age, or religion.
While producing a documentary film in Uganda, I saw people who had survived the disease of polio. Often they are rejected in their communities. I'm a polio survivor myself. Back in the United States, I realized that many people have a lightly-used and no-longer-needed mobility device from a twisted ankle, ski accident, or operation. I saw crutches at garage sales, in dumpsters, and unfortunately in roll-off containers headed to landfills. I knew that I had to do something; this was the genesis of Crutches 4 Africa.
We toil together to enable those we may never see who are hobbled in life by illness, accident, or act of violence. Many are hopeless. The generous donations given to Crutches 4 Africa are the tools we use to help raise the hindered, to lift them from the dust, and help them on their way.
We have an urgent need for shipping funds, please consider a bake sale, a race, a marathon, a biking event, any way you can!
It takes just $3 for us to ship one pair of donated crutches to Africa.
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