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    Default Looking for donations of AFO's or kids shoes

    I thought I would post this here to see if any other mom's want to donate to this very worthy cause.

    My dd's Orthotist is once again joining a team that is doing a mission trip to Jamaica where they hold clinics for kids who would otherwise not have orthotics. They find the best match, re-strap and adjust the AFO's or other orthotics as best they can. Also, if kids in Jamaica (at least in the region they visit) do not have shoes they cannot attend school. She said many of the kids they see at the clinic do not have shoes.

    I donated my dd's AFO's when she was being casted last week and I have some shoes to take in as well. The mission goes in October. They had pics of some of the kids that benefited from the donations at the last clinic and they are just so happy looking!

    If anyone has anything they want to donate please let me know and I can give you more info, I can also be a dropoff location and can take items in.

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    I have a TON of kids shoes and I might still have a few of Jenna's AFO's kicking around (will have to check though, I might have tossed them in the spring). We used to donate hers to a group that went to Haiti and do the same thing. Where do we drop the shoes off at, I am sure I have a garbage bag full between he 6 of them lol

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    I am sorry but I don't know what AFO is?
    I do have shoes from DD that are smaller sizes I could most likley donate?
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    Sorry my bad! AFO's are Ankle Foot Orthotics. Any type of orthotic or brace for donation is awesome though (and shoes!).

    This link is to my blog, it shows my dd's AFO's...
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    We have shoes here that I know are too small. When my boys get home from school I'll have them go through theirs and get me any that are too small.

    I will go through my daughters as well.


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    Any AFO's? Ds had a couple one-foot splints when he was smaller, would they want those even? They were molded to his foot and just for the left.

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    Yes AP I definitely think they would like those! I will pm you the info. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kikis6kids View Post
    I have a TON of kids shoes and I might still have a few of Jenna's AFO's kicking around (will have to check though, I might have tossed them in the spring). We used to donate hers to a group that went to Haiti and do the same thing. Where do we drop the shoes off at, I am sure I have a garbage bag full between he 6 of them lol
    kiki let me know when you want the bag picked up and I will swing by - I see butterfly on Wed at our moms group and would be happy to take them in

    Butterfly I will look and see what I can find - I know many of the shoes stop being worn when they are full of holes, but I am sure there are some that are in decent shape - what about water shoes and sandals?

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    My DD has grown out of her SMOs...will they take them? I might have some shoes too.

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    Jewill - That is great if you can bring stuff in. I think sandals and water shoes would be great, really anything helps!

    Lhiannan - I think SMO's would be fine, DAFO's and AFO's too.

    I will pm you the info!
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    I have a bag of kids shoes that I was going to put in goodwill but you are welcome to have them just let me know where to bring them!



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    pm'd you C&C's mom!

    I am so excited by everyone's generosity! They will be so surprised by our London Mom's donation
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeWill View Post
    kiki let me know when you want the bag picked up and I will swing by - I see butterfly on Wed at our moms group and would be happy to take them in

    Butterfly I will look and see what I can find - I know many of the shoes stop being worn when they are full of holes, but I am sure there are some that are in decent shape - what about water shoes and sandals?
    We are heading to Windsor tomorrow so I probably will not get to it until sunday or monday but I will let you know, I have TONS and was just going to toss them, glad someone can use them

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    when do you need them by? I have a mom here who is willing to donate outgrown AFO's as well, but I'm not sure yet when I will be in london next. (but we will be coming lol)

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    I will be doing the drop off in late September/early October as the mission goes near Thanksgiving and they need to get everything packed/organized.

    Leigh -If you make it to JFM's you could bring them then, or to my place.
    My mom is also a dropoff location in the northwest end for anyone.
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