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Wheels for the World Donations Accepted at Clarke

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.

Clarke’s 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

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 the country.




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