Merritt has outgrown his first pair of Mitchell Boots and his first Dobbs Bar. A little part of me wants to put both in a box and save them for forever, but a bigger part of me knows better! I found this website for donating used orthotics to needy children.
Here's a bit from the website:
In Uganda and Papua New Guinea they are utilizing used AFO's. "We accept its not ideal to recycle AFO's but there is no local skill for making custom splints. So it's a matter of having enough pre-loved AFO's to find one to fit the required foot. The kids are actually lucky if they get a pair of shoes to help maintain position."
I think this is a great purpose! I've found a few other charities on the web that are geared toward treatment of children born with clubfoot, but this was the only charity I found that actually accepts used orthotics. Does anyone know of another?
Anyway, I'm sending Merritt's in... I hope you choose to do the same!