Friends Of Ostomates Worldwide is an organization that takes donations and provides them to ostomates without supplies in the US and around the world. go to www fowusa dot org and see How To Donate.
I am an RN and I work with someone whose mother could use them if you have not found another avenue for them.
Try contacting a local DAV(Disabled American Veterans) or VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
those two groups may know of someone who is need
of such items.
For any type of medical 'disease specific' supplies, you can always contact the support groups for any of them. If you don't know of any, just 'google' the disease for support groups & you won't have any problems finding a grateful group or person.
I have been paralysed several times, but when I migrated from my manual w'chair to a motorised one, I donated mine to the local hospice. My father had given it to me when I was first paralysed, so when he reached the end stage in his cancer, I was able to give it back to him for the last few months he needed it. It then made me feel good when I was able to donate it to someone else who would need it for only a relatively short time, whether they overcame their need for it or not.
I am sure there must also be people out there who have items &/or unused medication type items that would be of use to others in a time of need, eg shower chairs, comode chairs, diabetic blood sugar testing kits, 'funny cutlery' as I used to call it. There are many items that are always appreciated by those in difficult circumstances ... & of course we all know just how expensive these items are & how much they strain the budget, especially as these are the times that money really becomes scarce, as anything that has a 'medical' use, always has an extra zero at the end of the number on the price tag!
I hope this message is sent to the main page of ThriftyFun as many people just dump many items for the want of knowing what else to do with them.
I would try some "Assisted Living" centers in your area or if you have a local group like a senior and disability center which we have here through our county
In Canada the local Health nurse would keep them for emergency use or know who could benenfit from them.
IF YOU DON'T FIND ANYONE WILLING TO TAKE THEM,MY MOM SURE COULD USE THEM. MY EMAIL IS MELUVCHRIS418 AT YAHOO.COM
Call your local charmber of commerce, and inquire about non-profit organizations.By donating to the organization of your choice will enable you to help people in need, and also have a write-off at the end of the year. Be sure to ask for a receipt,or a copy of their 501c from the non-proft.Good luck!!.
I was a visiting nurse and could always use extra supplies while teaching patients. There always seems to be a delay when waiting for ostomy supplies. Drop them off at a local home health and hospice- main office. No opened tubes of paste.
You are very thoughtful.
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