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Save Crutches from Landfills and Give Mobility to Those in Need!
 
Do you have a set of old crutches taking up space in your basement?
 
Maybe your neighbor has some old canes or walkers that no one is using?
 
Well now you can declutter, recycle and give back all at the same time!
 
Crutches for Africa, a nonprofit 501c3 organization, is an international effort to gather old and new mobility devices for reuse in Africa and other developing countries. These devices are distributed free to people with physical challenges, regardless or race, gender, tribe, age or religion. Many recipients have survived the ravages of polio, although polio is almost completely eradicated; many people are suffering the long-term effects.  Others have experienced accidents or acts of violence. You can read true stories at www.crutches4africa.org.
 
If you don’t have any of the following items, please keep an eye out for us at garage and yard sales, and even in the trash on their way to our landfills. Let’s reuse and recycle! Don’t worry if they are rusted and broken – we’ll take them in any condition!
 
What we need:
 
  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs
  • Scooters
  • Mobility boots
  • Splints and slings
 
Where to find them – wherever people gather! We’ll have posters soon that you can give out.
 
  • Individuals: ask your neighbors, co-workers, family and friends
  • Ask your church, doctors (especially physical therapists, orthopedics, etc.)
  • Talk to your local retirement homes, rehabilitation facilities
  • Lions Clubs, Boy and Girl Scouts, your local Rotary Club
  • State Fairs, Town Fairs, local gatherings
 
Where to drop them off:
 
Portsmouth City Transfer Station
680 Peverly Hill Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
 
Town of Rye Transfer Station
309 Grove Road
Rye, NH 03870
 
Cunningham Associates
295 Maplewood Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801
 
Infinite Imaging
933 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
 
 
Infinite Imaging facebook post: 
 
We love how much our customers care! ❤️❤️A big thank you to Jen Craig for dropping off used mobility devices for Crutches4Africa. Contact us for more information on how you can participate in this wonderful program sponsored by the Portsmouth Rotary Club. #feelgoodfriday #tgif.
 
For more information:
 
Contact:
Bill Hurley
 
If you don’t have mobility devices, but would like to donate, please donate via the PayPal button on our home page.  (Note "Crutches4Africa" under Special Instructions.)
 
Thank you for participating!
 
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