How to collect mobility devices
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There are many great places to collect crutches and mobility devices. Any place where people gather on a regular basis, such as:
- Schools, fire stations, donation centers, and rehabilitation facilities
- Spas, gyms, yoga studios, and Pilates locations
- Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, Optimist Clubs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Awana, etc.
- Religious organizations, community groups, and locally-owned grocery stores
- Cleaners, theaters, bowling alleys
- Individuals--ask your neighbors, co-workers, and friends
- Any well-publicized event such as a festival, homecoming, or the state fair
How to prepare mobility devices
After the crutches have been stretch-wrapped into bundles of three, a good way to stack them is in this pattern of alternating directions in each row. Stacking in this way prevents the crutches from tipping or falling.
How to store mobility devices
Storage should be donated whenever possible and can be a barn, shed, or garage. Storage should be available for the duration of your collection project and should include additional time to prepare for transport and shipping. The average time for storage is 6 to 10 months. The location should be relatively accessible for the pickup of mobility devices. Keep in mind that collected items may be transferred later to a larger vehicle than those involved in the collection process.