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where to donate old AFO's

Posted by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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I have a group of moms that want ro donate there childs old AFO's does anyon know of a good place to give them if so plz let me know as much info as possible thanks
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natesmom1228
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 9:53 AM

What is an AFO? I am sorry for not knowing.

Theresa0714
by Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 9:55 AM
The braces for legs, feet, hands to align or assist in proper movement
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natesmom1228
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Thanks. I am not sure. Have you asked your doctors if they know of anywhere?

N.Carter2001
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:20 AM

When our son outgrows his leg braces we just give them back to his pt. I'm not sure what she does with it. Maybe ask a pt person

dawncs
by Dawn on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM

You might want to check with Easter Seals (http://www.easterseals.org/) to see if they take donations of old outgrown AFOs to help other children who might not afford them. If that fails, you might want to check with your orthotist or PT for nonprofits to donate them to help others, and this is so you can get a tax deduction off of your tax return.

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lifeisajoy
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Church Missionaries

mandee1503
by Amanda on Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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If they are casted most places can't really use afos. The orthotics place will take them for display. Maybe your pt to use them just so parents know what they are getting.

Hand splints are easier to donate since they just measure the hands.
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willysmama
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Hands splints and elbow splints can be donated and reused again. But from what i am told from trying to donate my sons old afos is that cause they are custom made to fit your child's feet they can't be used again by another child.

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jan. 31, 2013 at 4:06 AM
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Quoting N.Carter2001:

When our son outgrows his leg braces we just give them back to his pt. I'm not sure what she does with it. Maybe ask a pt person

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Hottubgodess
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:58 AM

We have SMO's and I know they are cast to the feet.  So there is no donating.  My guess is AFO's woudl be the same way.  

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