Recycle Prosthetic Limbs
We’ve heard from many families over the years who called to say that a loved one who wore a prosthesis passed away …and they didn’t know what to do with the limb. Often with great emotion, they ask if we would take the device.
We are so honored that spouses, children, and other family members will trust us with a used prosthesis…and we absolutely will take those limbs, recycle the parts, and ship them overseas to help serve another person. Gracie herself has rummaged through the closet to find prosthetic feet, or other materials she no longer uses, and we’ve used her own prostheses to help amputees walk.
In a wonderful partnership with Core Civic inmates volunteer to disassemble the donated limbs, and we recycle all the usable parts.
Prosthetic socks, liners, sleeves, and belt systems – we will take it all. If a shoe is on the artificial foot, please don’t forget to include the other shoe!
ALSO PUT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ON EACH BOX! (and the name of the patient if applicable)
While we will provide a receipt acknowledging the contribution, Standing With Hope does not assign a monetary amount to donated used prosthetic equipment. Please consult your financial advisor as to whether a deduction can be taken for this item(s).
Do you accept used outgrown kids prosthetic arms?
Yes we do!! http://standingwithhope.com/prosthetics/recycle-used-artificial-limb/
I’d like to bring 2 prosthetic lower legs to your facility. Please give me your hours and directions. I will be coming from Tucson.
I don’t believe they take drop offs – but here’s the address
Saguaro Correctional Center
Standing With Hope Recycling Program
1250 E. Arica Road
Eloy, AZ 85131
Well this is a great thing! Can US citizens low/no income ask for one?
We can’t provide limbs to US residents. We’re a teaching and equipping ministry, not certified US prosthetists. Although we do have Certified Prosthetists who train and provide them expertise on the field, the work is done and carried out by local workers in Ghana. There are several organizations in the US, however, that provide prosthetic limbs to low/no income patients. We recommend Limbs for Life http://limbsforlife.org/
I found your podcast in the last year and have been encouraged in my caregiver role. My brother recently went home to Jesus so I will be sending his leg, etc. to you.