Grantee Devices 4 the Disabled started about three years ago and has now expanded, in part with a grant from The Coleman Foundation. D4D collects gently used medical devices — wheelchairs, walkers, specialty equipment etc. and distributes them to anyone in need for free. Located on Chicago’s South Side, the recent expansion includes a partnership and facility to provide services for children with disabilities and a repair shop for medical equipment.
Devices 4 the Disabled – D4D was founded in 2015 when Ed Kane and Bob Shea, both of whom were affected by neurological disorders that left them wheelchair-reliant at one point or another, were moved by how difficult it was for those in need to get the medical equipment necessary for day-to-day living.
Daily Herald: Devices 4 the Disabled Provides Life-Changing Medical Equipment for People in Need. (note article has a pay wall)
The Patch – giving Tuesday feature on D4D