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Project MEND. National Conference on AT Reuse “Shaping a National Collaborative for Assistive Technology Reutilization” September 14-17, 2009 Omni Hotel @ CNN Center Atlanta, Georgia “Sustainability Planning”. Services We Provide….

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project mend

Project MEND

National Conference on AT Reuse

“Shaping a National Collaborative for Assistive Technology Reutilization”

September 14-17, 2009

Omni Hotel @ CNN Center

Atlanta, Georgia

“Sustainability Planning”

services we provide
Services We Provide…

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) – Through this service we provide DME to eligible clients. We receive donated DME then refurbish, repair and sanitize these items and distribute them to our clients.

Fitted Mobility (FM) – This service allows us to provide financial assistance to eligible clients needing to purchase specialized or fitted devices, such as, orthotics; prostheses; cranial helmets; and other assistive devices necessary for rehabilitation.

our clients include
Our clients include….
  • Children
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Veterans
  • Military Personnel

& their families

ideas for sustaining your programs
Ideas for Sustaining Your Programs
  • Invest in the development of your Board of Directors
    • Establish your By Laws
    • Have your Board build a Board Member Profile so they “buy in” to the quality and skills they want to see in members
    • Train your Board Members (responsibilities; expectations)
    • Develop a Board Member Application for those interested in serving on your Board
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Ideas for Sustaining Your Programs
  • Increase your funding resources by:
    • Collaborating with your local city and county agencies (County Hospital System; University Health Systems; private hospitals; doctors & other health-related businesses
    • Establishing relationships with the “big corporations”
    • Hire a Development Coordinator to help you fundraise and expand your donor base
    • Charging fees for services (delivery; repair; application; batteries)
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Ideas for Sustaining Your Programs
  • Brand your name in the community
    • Advertise and market your services (brochures; newsletters; website; MySpace; Twitter; attend events; do presentations; advertise in newspapers, magazines; billboards; etc.)
    • Be a “link” on other websites
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Ideas for Sustaining Your Programs
  • Develop Policies and Procedures for:
    • Operations and the delivery of services
    • Warehouse operations including sanitization, delivery, pick up and disposal of DME
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Financial
    • Personnel
Thank You!

Cathy Valdez

Executive Director


[email protected]