For the needy Not the greedy Non Profit Wheelchair Equipment Business

Below you will find information about an amazing charity in Ontario.. I posted this here so others can know about it and maybe use their services as well as possibly creating such a charity in their local elsewhere.

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The Charity Provides Donated Used Medical Equipment And Supplies To Those In Need At No Charge.

The Charity Fundraises Annually At Its Golf Tournament. The Charity Has Developed Partnerships With Other Service Agencies / Charities To Offer Its Donated Equipment To More People In Need.

We do all types of medical equipment as well as a 2000 ,square foot workshop for repairs . We are here if you need us , there’s nothing we can’t do .

All materials are used, sterilized, refurbished and at a very low cost.

In fact we have a ten thousand square foot store with over 300 Chairs ready to go at least 50 being power chairs . We sell parts and Complete power chairs are around $800.00.

Registered Name: For the Needy-Not the Greedy Medical Equipment & Supplies Corporation

Business Number: 835093824RR0001

6934 Kinsmen Court, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S5

289 296 8079

Grand Re-Opening “For the Needy, Not the Greedy”

For the Needy, Not the Greedy has a new location at 6934 Kinsmen Court and Jill and Gary Taylor couldn’t be happier with the new building. The Grand Re-Opening took place on October 4th, with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Jim Diodati and Kim Craitor MPP.

The new location has 9,000 square feet of space and it’s wheelchair accessible. For the Needy, Not the Greedy is a non profit organization that receives no government funding and it is supported entirely on donations and fundraisers.

Recently the United Way announced it will be presenting a cheque for $7,000 to fund a wheelchair washer to help clean the donated wheelchairs.

Photos by Pauline Bonneau

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Founders of For the Needy, Not the Greedy Gary & Jill Taylor with Kim Craitor MPP and Mayor Jim Diodati

http://donate2charities.ca/en/For.the.Needy-Not.the.Greedy.Medical.Equipment…Supplies.Corporation._.0_835093824RR0001

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/for-the-needy-not-the-greedy-medical-equipment-supplies-corporation/

Putting unused medical supplies to good use

By Tony Ricciuto, Niagara Falls Review

NIAGARA FALLS – It’s perfectly good stuff, but unfortunately most of it ends up in landfill sites instead of going to people who can use it.

Those in need could be senior citizens on fixed incomes, people with ongoing medical problems and those living in developing countries where doctors and hospitals could use them because they suffer shortages.

Tons of medical supplies, still in their original packaging and usable, are thrown out every day because people can’t return them to the store where they were purchased and they don’t know what to do with them.

A reader named Sue contacted The Review recently with a problem of what to do with unused medical supplies that her family no longer needs. She has about $1,000 worth of unopened, unused colostomy products (bags) that she would hate to throw out in the garbage or recycling in case someone else might be able to use them.

Here is another example.

Gary Taylor, who with his wife, Jill, runs the charity organization For the Needy Not the Greedy, has 37,000 new syringes that were given to them by a nurse.

“I gave 1,000 of them to the Lincoln County Humane Society just yesterday,” said Taylor.

He offered them to an organization in the Niagara area that distributes syringes, but was told they couldn’t accept them because it would mess up their budget for next year.

A few years ago, he sent about 4,000 syringes to the Toronto Wildlife Society.

“We take care of all the humane societies in the Niagara region. This is all really good stuff and lots of it ends up going to the zoos,” said Taylor.

It’s terrible to see this kind of waste. That’s a lot of money that was paid out of our health system just going to the dump.

While doing a bit of research on this topic, I learned about the work that Dr. Ken Taylor and his wife, Denise, of St. Catharines have been doing for many years.

While on a trip to Cuba, they saw the tremendous need and poverty and they decided to help.

The Taylors founded an organization called Not Just Tourists that enlists Canadian tourists in its drive to distribute medical supplies around the world.

In some countries people are dying from such simple problems as infected wounds, things that basic medicines can cure.

Many people in the health-care industry, medical clinics, suppliers and professionals know about the Taylors and their organization and help them when they have extra supplies they no longer need.

“We have expanded way beyond Cuba. Just this week we have sent a large supply to Haiti and Nigeria,” said Taylor. Their organization has grown over the years and now has more than 40 volunteers.

“We send about 20,000 pounds (of supplies) a year to other countries and we also work closely with another group, the Niagara Warehouse of Hope,” said Taylor.

In Niagara Falls, one of the volunteers involved with Not Just Tourists is Ann Black. Many people know her husband, Stu, who is well known in the community and his involvement with Crime Stoppers.

“When we travel we always take stuff with us. It’s a great program,” said Stu.

Ann, who works in a doctor’s office, will collect medical supplies from people in Niagara Falls.

“We ship to 65 countries around the world. There are always clinics, hospitals and independent medical centres in these third-world countries that are needing and are just so appreciative of whatever we ship,” said Ann. “We can always use things. Please don’t throw it out.”

Ann will pick up anywhere in the Niagara region and make sure it gets into the hands of people in their organization. She can be reached by calling 905-356-6188.

For The Needy ~ Not The Greedy

Non-profit store is looking for refurbished medical equipment �“ and a new home.
By Scott Leslie

Helping the needy, not the greedy

By Alison Langley, Niagara Falls Review

http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2007/08/25/helping-the-needy-not-the-greedy

Their backyard is filled with neat piles of crutches, commodes, walkers and wheelchairs.

Gary and Jill Taylor have spent the summer hauling donated medical devices up to a small northern town near Algonquin Provincial Park to distribute to those less fortunate.

Their fifth trip, planned for Wednesday, will be their biggest haul yet.

So many items have been donated that they’ve retired their small trailer and arranged to transport the equipment in a rented 30-foot trailer.

The only problem in their plan, however, is that the Niagara Falls couple need a driver with an Ontario Class DZ licence.

“If anyone out there can help us out we’d love to hear from them,” said an optimistic Gary.

Confident they’ll be able to make the six-hour trip next week, the Taylors continue to accept donations.

They try to keep a running total on what they’ve collected, but the figure increases daily.

As of Friday morning, they had three hospital beds, 40 wheelchairs, 50 styles of walkers and 18 back benches.

They’ve received items from hospitals, Legions and non-profit groups including Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army.

A lot of items came from attics, garages and basements.

“People have so many things just sitting around and collecting dust. Why not give them to someone who could use them?” said Gary.

Gary says economical and geographical barriers mean people in northern rural communities are forced to go without the most basic of assistive devices.

“Some people are looking at a 75-kilometre drive just to pick something up and an awful lot of people don’t have the money to pay for these things.”

A typical manual wheelchair can cost $2,000 and a specialized chair can easily top $10,000.

More often than not, those most in need of the devices already struggle to survive on a monthly disability cheque.

The Taylors’ program, nicknamed For the Needy, Not the Greedy, began last year after they visited northern Ontario and saw there was a need for equipment.

“This started our from our hearts and that first delivery was a couple of pair of crutches,” Jill said.

Kristen Robinson, their 10-year-old granddaughter, is very proud of grandparents.

“They help people who don’t have a lot of money. Without money, they couldn’t buy any of this stuff,” she said.

The couple, who volunteer with numerous organizations across Niagara, don’t think what they’re doing is all that difficult.

“It doesn’t take a rocket scientists to figure this out,” said Gary. “Anyone can do it, I don’t know why more people don’t.”

In addition to a driver, the Taylors wish list includes access to a large storeroom as well as a full-size van and trailer.

Anyone interested in assisting the Taylors can call 905-374-3017 or e-mail garyandjill.t@cogeco.ca.

alangley@nfreview.com

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One thought on “For the needy Not the greedy Non Profit Wheelchair Equipment Business”

  1. Hi all. Deaf patient, hard hearing and severe stroke paralysis due neurosurgery in my brain failing in year 2014. Result confined in the bed 24/7. Nobody wants to waste time with me. Most deaf people have an interpreter. I do not. I can only communicate using a pen or computer. Some people are reluctant to communicate with me this way. Due the communication hurdles and lack of interest with my situation. A lot people is also not confident that I understand what they tries to tell me and does not want to reiterate. I have experienced, and continue to experience racism, intimidation and discrimination. Same with a lot people. Is so difficult when my settlement worker ignore me because the communication is too hard and not interesting my case. She doesn’t have time to spending with me. She always busy but more interested my neighbour hearing patient. But it defends itself and contradicts itself and misinterpretation with a lot people really want to help my situation. I am not lucky to meet and care by her. I suffer psychologist and morally care by her more than my failing neurosurgery severe stroke paralyse at 37 year old. Some nurses don’t know how to communicate through typing and simply assume I am ignorant because I am deaf. Is not acceptable and is an insult for me. The nurses here seem to write me off because I am immobile, deaf, and without a family. New coming to Toronto from Montréal with no family and no friend contact in Toronto. Please understand me, I am 38 years old, got a sudden stroke as a complication of my disability and now suddenly living in a strange hospital for old people Alzheimer and trouble disorder. I am being severe cerebral stroke paralyses in 2014 and become deaf in 2008 and be divorced in year 2008. Now I need a electric power wheelchair to moving. Because I don’t have a electric power wheelchair. I have my old regular, no electric wheelchair.
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