Do you have crutches collecting dust in your closets or storage spaces? Donate them to Crutches 4 Kids and we'll distribute them to children who need them around the world.
Crutches 4 Kids is planning its inaugural city-wide crutch drive May 12-18th with numerous drop-off locations in all five boroughs, as well as select locations in NY, NJ and CT. With your support, we aim to collect as many gently-used crutches as possible. We are very grateful for all the volunteers, collection site partners and sponsors that are coming together to make this event a reality. A special shout out to our crutch drive sponsors: the Hospital for Special Surgery, MedShare, and UBER, for their commitment to helping us raise awareness, stimulate action, and make a direct impact on the lives of disabled children across the globe.
Crutches 4 Kids is a non-profit base in NYC that aims to serve children with disabilities living in impoverished communities all over the world. Without mobility aids like crutches, these children are often left without access to resources necessary to lead active lives. Crutches 4 Kids collects gently used crutches from local communities and works with international aid organizations to redistribute them to areas in need. While promoting sustainability and bringing communities together, we empower children to play, make friends, go to school and access clean water. Watch our short video to learn more.
To date, Crutches 4 Kids has collected more than 7,500 mobility aids in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey and distributed them to over two dozen countries including Guatemala, Haiti, Ghana and the Philippines. However, relative to the tens of millions of children who are still waiting in need and the millions of crutches still sitting in storage, we have barely scratched the surface.
(1) Recycle: Donate your gently used crutches. All sizes welcome. Click here for drop off locations. (Stay tuned for information on how you can take an UBER car for free to our collection sites in NY & NJ).
(2) Donate: Don't have crutches but want to support our mission? Donate whatever you can towards the purchase of new pediatric and youth sized crutches. Only $10 will fund a pair of crutches for a child in need. Donate today.
(3) Volunteer: Sign up to volunteer to sort crutches, drive vans, or/and spread the word. We especially need volunteers on Wednesday May 21st to help sort and pair crutches for shipment. Contact us to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org.