Reuse, refurbish, rehabilitate

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While most of us are proud to announce that we diligently recycle our plastic and paper, Clinics Can Help takes recycling to a whole new level.

Clinics Can Help donates wheelchairs, hospital beds and other medical equipment to adults and children who do not have the money or insurance to rent or buy these necessities.

“In the last twelve months, Clinics Can Help has helped more than 1,400 people get the medical equipment and supplies that are vital to their care,” said Maureen Huber, who was recently named director of development. “The work that this organization does in this community makes a tremendous impact in the lives of so many.”

It’s a little like Benjamin Franklin’s simple, ingenious idea of a lending library.

CCH was the first agency to connect people in need to the enormous surplus of medical equipment in Palm Beach County. Instead of much-needed medical equipment sitting in garages gathering dust, families can donate these items. Then CCH makes them available for pick-up – many items can even be picked up the same day.

CCH offers items such as:

  • Air mattresses
  • Arm slings
  • Hospital beds
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Diapers
  • Exercise bikes
  • Lift chairs
  • Orthopedic beds
  • Toilet seat risers
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs

They also look for donations of the same, as well as monetary donations.

“I am honored to join the team at Clinics Can Help,” Huber said.

As far as her new endeavor is concerned, Huber is planning on crafting a strategic fund development plan. She will also manage fundraisers all while bringing in new supporters. Her biggest challenge will be to sustain the organization by creating endowments and cash streams.

“I am excited to bring my fundraising and event expertise to the organization and plan to play an integral role in the growth of Clinics Can Help,” said Huber. “We have big plans for the future!”

For a complete list of items or to request or donate equipment, visit www.clinicscanhelp.org or call (561) 640-2995.

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