Astoria, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
The Hands-On Physical Therapy Astoria office is proud to have been selected to be part of the inaugural Crutches 4 Kids crutch drive May 12th to May 18th 2014.
Crutches 4 Kids donates gently used pairs of crutches to kids in impoverished communities around the world, giving them the gift of mobility, independence and hope.
Millions of children worldwide are in need of crutches due to disease, physical trauma or poor healthcare. Without this basic but valuable tool that provides mobility, they struggle to walk, attend school, play and lead fulfilling lives. While crutches are rare and valuable commodities in many parts of the world suffering from extreme poverty, war or natural disasters, millions of crutches across the United States remain unused, sitting in closets, garages, and attics.
Crutches 4 Kids collects crutches from local communities and works with renowned international aid organizations to redistribute them to communities in need. While promoting sustainability and bringing communities together, access to these crutches enables the recipient children to play, go to school and gain access to food and clean water.
“What we do has a life-changing impact on a child at an early age. A simple pair of crutches helps them plug back into life,” Dr. Ken Shubin Stein, CoFounder of Crutches 4 Kids.
“We’ve collected over 7,500 mobility devices thus far, impacting thousands of children’s lives in over 20 countries. We hope people in the tristate area will join us in donating their gently used crutches, and help these kids run, jump, and kick their way back to life.”
If you live in the Astoria area and would like to donate one or more pairs of gently used crutches, please come by the Crutches 4 Kids drop off at the Hands-On Physical Therapy of NY office at 32-44 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11106 between May 12 and May 18th. We’d love to see you here.