November 9, 2016: The Clarke University Organization of Student Physical
Therapists (COSPT) will be collecting used or broken wheelchairs and other
assistive devices on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon at Catherine Byrne
Hall on Clarke’s campus.
COSPT is collecting the devices for Wheels for the World, a
non-profit organization that refurbishes the devices and sends them to
countries in need. The gift of wheelchairs or other assistive devices is
capable of transforming the life of a person with a disability.
physical therapy students have made it their mission to collect as many
unwanted or broken wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches as possible. Wheels
for the World offers an alternative option to a landfill for those looking to
dispose of unwanted or broken items while still making a positive impact on the
lives of those less fortunate.
If you have a device you would like to donate but are
unable to bring it to Clarke on Nov. 20 call the Clarke Physical Therapy
Department at 563-588-6382 or email Rebekah Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences
university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their
workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40
undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree
program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters
of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi
River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in