Every time a Breadwinner is suddenly unable to play the role of a provider because of a major issue like limb loss, the rest of the family wind-up on welfare.
We facilitate used prosthetic limbs to people, free of cost, who otherwise cannot afford a new artificial limb. Of the people whose limbs are surgically removed every day, include family breadwinners and parents of young children in the middle of the working years of a productive member of society. We are dealing with living human beings not mere statistics and numbers.
While not only focusing on disability but on life empowerment, persons with disabilities like amputation as part of our population deserve more attention. The definition of what it means to be independent and the value that individuals place on independence varies from person to person.
However, being productive is an inherent need in everyone, and the loss of work can be a terrible blow, especially to people who believe their work to be their identity.
Poverty itself cannot be addressed without confronting both the causes of amputation and the social and economic effects. The correlation between poverty and disability has direct implications for the capacity of a nation. We organize food/grocery drive programs to support families affected by limb loss.
In-kind donations of all kinds help drive our work forward and provide opportunities and resources to those who benefit from our programs. Large and small contributions make a difference, and we believe there is something that every corporation can give to enable us in furthering our work. We enjoy working with corporations that want to donate items, so feel free to contact us about your desired donation.
Here are some examples of how you can incorporate in-kind donations into your corporate giving:
Give A Limb serves as a repository for used prosthetic limbs. We accept used limbs that can be shipped to recipients all around the world.
Please pack the limbs for shipping and ship via USPS, TNT, FedEx or UPS. Give A Limb does not pay shipping fees. Upon receipt, Give A Limb breaks the limbs into components that can be used to make prosthetic limbs and match them with their new owners. Your contribution can be tax-deductible. Give A Limb cannot place a value on the donated limb. Please discuss the value of the limb with your prosthesis or tax adviser.
Note: the sockets may be removed to make the shipment lighter. Sockets cannot be reused. Include the donor’s name and address inside the box so we can acknowledge your contribution.