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Physical Therapy Partners With Wheels for the World April 22

By Clarke News  |  April 10, 2023

The Clarke University Organization of Student Physical Therapists (COSPT) again is looking for donations of used or broken wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, or canes.

COSPT will collect these assistive devices from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 22, at the main entrance of Marie Miske Center for Science Inquiry on the Clarke campus. If unable to donate that day, please call (563) 588-6382 to arrange to drop off devices in the Physical Therapy office in the main lobby of Catherine Byrne Hall.

The items will be donated to Wheels for the World. This non-profit organization refurbishes the devices and sends them to countries without access to such devices. The gift of a wheelchair or other assistive device can transform a person’s life with a disability, and we need your help with the gift of assistive devices to broaden our reach.

“Students and staff from Clarke University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program have been involved with Wheels for the World for more than 15 years,” said Brad Kruse, Chair and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy. “Citizens of Dubuque and the surrounding communities continue to support this charity through their donations, keeping these items out of the landfill while providing for a need for those less fortunate. These donations have supported the mobility needs of individuals in various regions of the world, including Haiti, Central America and Africa.”