Brookline Rotary Club is collecting used crutches, canes, collapsible wheelchairs, and folding walkers for the Crutches 4 Africa program, a Rotary-sponsored project through Rotary International.

The items will be sent to pre-determined areas of need in Africa, where they will be given to people affected by illness or accident. The donations provide recipients with the opportunity for returned mobility, a basic human right that raises their self-esteem. The project costs our donors nothing except a little time to drop the items off and it spreads goodwill half way around the world!

In the last six years, Crutches 4 Africa distributed 32,000 devices to 13 countries. For the whole story, visit

Donations are accepted at the three sites below :

  • Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline
  • Covenant House, 30 Washington Street, Brighton
  • Goddard House, 165 Chestnut Street, Brookline

Cleaned items may be dropped off during normal business hours from July 23, 2012 to August 10, 2012.

About The Rotary Club Of Brookline:
The Rotary Club of Brookline is dedicated to fighting hunger in our community. But Brookline Rotary’s reach extends beyond combatting hunger locally to other community efforts and international projects. The club has gifted $295,000 over the last ten years. Brookline Rotary dispenses $20,000 to $30,000 annually to many causes. 68% of Rotary’s funding supports local projects besides Brookline food pantries, among them the Brookline Education Foundation, the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, Brookline veterans and the Women’s Lunch Place. The club also provides local support for literacy projects and the Senior Center. Internationally, causes such as relief in Haiti, clean water for a Honduras village and worldwide polio eradication are funded by Brookline Rotary.