STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus
"Why Buy New When Used Will Do?"
STRIDE Assistance for the Disabled
Registered Charitable Business No. 11920 0632 RR000I
STRIDE is funded through the sales of refurbished equipment and through financial donations from clients etc.
This past summer one of our volunteers started a Cans For STRIDE program where clients can bring us all of their cans. (pop, beer, aluminum pet food, and steel cans) These cans are collected and then taken to Cohen’s where we get so much cash per weight of the various metals.
In one case one of our clients donated the proceeds obtained from the old siding from her house. This generous donation not only brought us $117.00 for our wish list but it kept valuable material out of the landfills.
STRIDE is pleased to announce that they have just received a $10,000.00 grant from the Community Foundation of Ottawa. This grant has been applied to our Grant Assistance Program.
Yes it is true that all equipment has been donated, however STRIDE must cover the normal expenses of running a business such as rent, insurance, tools and other supplies, van expenses, office expenses such as phone, computer, internet, and much more.
STRIDE manages to keep their cost low by using only volunteers and by salvaging parts from equipment which has seen better days. Unfortunately there are times when new parts must be ordered such as a basket for a walker which arrived without one.
STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus provides a free pick up service for all equipment donations within the City of Ottawa, however due to the lack of space we may have to ask you to hold onto certain types of wheelchairs until we can accommodate them.
Please feel free to contact us and we will let you know if we can accept your donation at this time.
STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus is operated by a dedicated team of volunteers, and like many other organization who work with volunteers there are times when we find ourselves short of help.
Many of the clients visiting STRIDE are in crisis, some with a family member who is critically ill, some with a family member who is being discharged from the hospital and who find themselves scrambling for equipment, and many who are in financial need. Appointments helps to allow our voluntters to provide our clients with individual attention.
No! All equipment is donated to STRIDE. An offical income tax receipt may be provided upon request.