We rely on donations of gently-used durable medical equipment from individuals, facilities and organizations to meet the equipment needs of elders and individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts. Compassionate Care ALS in West Falmouth has been a generous donor of their overflow equipment to us. Last month we acquired 5 power wheelchairs in excellent condition that will be posted in our inventory soon. If you have gently-used equipment you want to donate please complete our online… Thank You Compassionate Care ALSRead Thank You Compassionate Care ALS
Coming soon to our REquipment inventory: a pediatric Permobil powerchair that can raise a child up to eye level or bring down to crawl onto the floor. Very cool.Read Coming Soon to our Inventory!
Thanks, everyone, for making stories like this one possible. Last month we had the privilege to make a real difference for a homeless 10-year-old boy. Ricky has a degenerative skeletal disease and a broken leg. Getting around with a manual wheelchair while awaiting surgery is not an option because manual chairs are too difficult for him to push. He is currently living with his aunt, who plans to help him recuperate following his surgery and… Ricky Loves his Powerchair!Read Ricky Loves his Powerchair!
REquipment was pleased last month to make a big difference in the day-to-day mobility of Roxanne Haecker. Roxanne is the Director of Education and Workforce Development at Roxbury Tenants of Harvard. She called us in March, explaining she has a spinal cord injury, and that she’s in need of a power wheelchair to get back and forth to work. Accustomed to using a manual chair, Roxanne was lately finding it was more and more difficult… Roxanne Haecker Finds Power with REquipmentRead Roxanne Haecker Finds Power with REquipment
Do you love the REquipment mission? Are you interested in helping us expand our reuse program and steer our vision? Perhaps you’ve benefitted from REquipment in the past? If the answer is yes, then please consider applying for REquipment DME and AT Reuse Program’s Board of Directors! As a new non-profit, we are looking for people with a strong desire to advance our mission of durable medical equipment and assistive technology reuse. We are particularly… Join the REQUIPMENT, Inc. Board of Directors!Read Join the REQUIPMENT, Inc. Board of Directors!
Join us on Saturday, May 20th from 9 – 2 pm at 100 Laurel Street in East Bridgewater REquipment is holding its first equipment donation drive serving the Bridgewater area. The drive is co-sponsored by Independence Associates, Old Colony Elder Services, Easter Seals and School on Wheels Massachusetts. It is the first in a series of drives to be held across the state; gently-used durable medical equipment (DME), as well as new school supplies, will… Save the Date! REquipment’s Bridgewater Community Donation Drive is May 20thRead Save the Date! REquipment’s Bridgewater Community Donation Drive is May 20th
If you live in Arlington check out your basement, garage and closets to see if you have anything to donate for Super Recycle and Waste Diversion Day! The Town of Arlington is holding this annual spring event on Saturday, May 13th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 51 Grove Street, Arlington (enter from Massachusetts Avenue). Items accepted for reuse include bicycles, used toys, children’s clothing and books. REquipment will be collecting gently-used medical equipment… REQUIPMENT Comes to Arlington May 13th!Read REQUIPMENT Comes to Arlington May 13th!
On April 12th, REquipment had the privilege of attending an assistive technology (AT) symposium held by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in its southeast region. The event attracted 250 individuals including DDS staff, AT vendors, and other professionals who came to hear people with disabilities and their AT specialists talk about the positive impact assistive technology has had on their lives. This was a wonderful opportunity for REquipment to inform and update DME users… REquipment Reaches Out at DDS Assistive Technology SymposiumRead REquipment Reaches Out at DDS Assistive Technology Symposium
REquipment is suffering from success. Since September we’ve given away over 70 refurbished power wheelchairs, the most expensive items in our inventory. New, these powerchairs range from $5,000 (basic models) to $45,000 (custom configurations). As you can imagine, giving away equipment this expensive makes a remarkable difference in the lives of people who request it. The challenge now is to keep pace with device donations and demand. Our staff spends most of their time evaluating,… Make a Powerful Donation–Sponsor a Battery!Read Make a Powerful Donation–Sponsor a Battery!
Our March 3rd interview with Senator Harriette Chandler is now available for viewing. Unfortunately, captions are not yet available (we are requesting this of WCCA). To read about our Beacon Hill Chat interview visit this REquipment blog post. For the video, click the image below.Read REquipment’s Beacon Hill Chat Now Available