Our non-profit of the week is The Amputee Coalition. Their mission is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss and to help them achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy.
The Amputee Coalition works to:
- Make community connections to provide support and resources to people facing limb loss;
- Provide trustworthy information and tools to help people live life to the fullest;
- Lead policy and legislative efforts that benefit the limb loss community through research, advocacy, and access to care issues;
- Ensure that no amputee feels alone through pre- and post amputation and recovery.
The Amputee Coalition received a supply of 70 adaptive recorders, funded through our generous Kickstarter backers. They offer a musical program each summer at their camp, and these recorders will be donated to their youth campers with upper extremity amputations and/or limb differences, which is music to our ears.
Tonya Osborne-Simpson, Director of Peer Support Programs at The Amputee Coalition, says:
We are so excited to receive the recorders and use them at camp. Thank you for this amazing gift!
On behalf of everyone here at Makers4Good, we thank our Kickstarter backers for the love!