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Donating Your Used Power Wheelchair

Donating your used power wheelchair is an easy way to help people with disabilities save hundreds or thousands of dollars, not to mention a lot of frustration. There are many people who need a power device but do not qualify through insurance. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford a power wheelchair out of pocket.

What can be done with an old/used power wheelchair?

Aeroflow does not accept wheelchair donations, but we can help answer the question. 

donate your used power wheelchair to help someone in need That is a question many people with disabilities ask themselves when they decide that they no longer need their wheelchair. Wheelchair users sometimes decide that they do not want or need their wheelchair anymore and they find it hard to get rid of the equipment, or to sell it for some kind of return on their investment.

It is important to know that donations are highly valued and needed. The local hospitals as well as almost all VA hospitals accept donations for patients in need. There are also many non-profit organizations that welcome power wheelchair donations. You can donate power wheelchairs to veterans or to developing countries to help those with disabilities become mobile. Recycle wheelchairs, even though they’re used make a major difference.

For a list of non-profit organizations to donate to, please visit www.wheelchairfoundation.org.

Selling Your Used Power Wheelchair

There are many services out there that allow you to publish and advertise your used wheelchair. For example, craigslist.com provides a section for listing and selling your unwanted items, some users prefer to post under the “Health and Beauty” category, other users place their ads under the “General for Sale” category. Depending on what type of medical equipment you are trying to sell, you can use your own judgment on what section it belongs in.

donating your used power wheelchair helps others become mobile Ebay.com also provides a similar service that allows you to publish and advertise ads related to your wheelchair or medical equipment, for this service you are required to sign up and log in to your account in order to be able to post your used wheelchair. Another option to selling or buying a used wheelchair is Disability Forums.

As a buyer of a used power device it is always important to make sure that the wheelchair you are buying has some manufacturer information that comes along with it. You can also find this information posted online. When purchasing a used power wheelchair ask for photos, and ask plenty of questions to make sure you are getting the wheelchair you see in the pictures, and not something that is broken or non-repairable.

Be sure that you are able to physically see and test the device before the final purchase. As a reminder, when you donate your used power wheelchair, it is important to keep all information about your donation to use when filing your taxes. Most donations are considered tax-deductible in the year in which you made the donation.

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