Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is reaching out and asking the public for donations of plastic shower chairs and other personal care items. These items are essential in helping people with cancer bathe safely at home.
Cancer Services served 2,965 families in 2016 by providing emotional support and practical assistance. This assistance included loaning out more than 1,000 pieces of durable medical equipment from the facility’s warehouse. Shower chairs, which Cancer Services provides to clients free of charge, ensures the client’s safety and allows them to reserve their energy for other tasks during the day.
Cancer Services will accept shower chairs with or without a back rest. Shower chairs with a back rest are often more comfortable for cancer patients.
In addition to shower chairs, the public can also donate personal items, like positioning wedge pillows for head and shoulder support, over-the-bed tables, and pull-up adult briefs in any size, although medium and large sizes have the largest demand. These items give a person living with cancer a sense of independence and comfort.
Donations can be dropped off at Cancer Services, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. A donation acknowledgment letter is available for tax records.
About Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
Cancer Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing meaningful resources, information and compassionate assistance. Last year, more than 2,900 local people with cancer and their families received practical resources and emotional support. Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana serves people who live in Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.
For more information, visit www.cancer-services.org or call toll free at (866) 484-9560.