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    I heard a wonderful announcement on the radio today, but I don't know if is just a local thing or if Cardi's furniture has stores throught the US. This Friday many of them are accepting used donated wheelchairs at their stores, which will then be shipped to Haiti. I have an old E&J stored downstairs that is in good shape despite its age, so I am glad to get it out of storage and have it go to a place where it is so desperately needed. They pay for the shipping, so the only thing I have to do it get it over there.

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    Wow, that's great! We have two old ones that I'd love to donate but we are in CT. Do you know of anywhere here?

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    • #3
      No, but I'm sure you could google where stores are. I thought it was pretty great of them too. Who knows, someday I may even buy furniture from them just because they did this.

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      • #4
        http://newsblog.projo.com/2010/02/ca...ct-wheelc.html

        It looks like they are having drive collecting them tomorrow.

        CiscoNJenn ..... I think Braintree Mass is the closest. Still a good 2 hour drive from you, I used to live in Bethel, and have to go through Braintree to get to visit family. Which I am doing on Saturday. Too bad the drive is only Friday, we could probably have worked something out to drop them off.

        They are working with Physicians for Peace, so there may be other efforts ongoing. http://blog.physiciansforpeace.org/b...t-haiti-relief


        eta, also Hanger Prosthetics .... several in CT http://www.physiciansforpeace.org/collections.html
        [QUOTE]Physicians for Peace, in partnership with Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, is accepting new and used prosthetics at more that 650 Hanger locations across the United States:/QUOTE]
        They may take wheelchairs too.
        Last edited by sjean423; 02-18-2010, 01:21 AM.
        T7-8 since Feb 2005

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        • #5
          Good for you Eileen. It couldn't go to a more needy place.
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          • #6
            Thats a great cause, but still if possible check locally and see if a neighbor needs one
            We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
            Ronald Reagan

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            • #7
              Hi Eileen Yea I am possibly going to try to donate some medical stuff / wheelchair to Haiti
              Thinking about it I may still have a extra walker and a pair of crutches somewhere around

              I love helping people

              Everyone is so special
              Sincerely
              Gypsylady

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              • #8
                sjean423 how long ago did you live in Bethel? Small world. That would have been great if that worked. I will search if they are doing different ship dates. Thanks

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                  We lived there from 1979 - 1987. In 2 different rental duplexes on Knollwood Drive. I was working for Perkin Elmer at the time and my hubby for Barden.
                  T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                  • #10
                    Pretty cool. I got a friend to dig out my old chair, cleaned it all up, oiled the various flex points, and soon it will be on its way to Haiti. I looked it over really well, and one of the things I had forgotten about was that it had new rear tires and new front wheels just before I stopped using it, so it was in better shape than I even thought. My guess is that getting new w/c in Haiti would be next to impossible, so at least it will be arriving with good treads.

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                    • #11
                      And if you don't have an old wheelchair, this organization uses donated funds to buy container loads of them:

                      http://www.wheelchairfoundation.org/

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                      • #12
                        Soon as I get my new manual chair (Medicaid approved it on the first try! They must have realized I would fight them as I have before) the old one is going to Haiti. I should probably get some solid tires for it first though, I imagine whoever gets it probably won't have the resources to fix a flat.
                        NYC Disability Forum (@DisabledNYC on Twitter)

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