World Care recognizes the need for affordable home health supplies in the Tucson community. Our goal is to assist individuals to whom this equipment and supplies are not otherwise available, to develop partnerships with others, and to combine resources to maximize our ability to purchase or recycle equipment. World Care has a Free Loaner Program which loans out medical equipment at no cost to community members in need. It is the only organization in Southern Arizona that has this type of program. The equipment that we loan out includes walkers, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, grabbers, toilet risers, crutches, and canes. These are items that can be fairly expensive to purchase, especially since they are generally only needed for a short period of time. Any community member in need simply places a request with World Care for an item. Items may be kept for as long as they are required; we simply ask that the item be returned when it is no longer needed so that it may be given to another individual in need.
World Care is dedicated to providing quality products. All medical equipment is examined, repaired, and disinfected by a team of medical volunteers to ensure that the items are clean, safe and in working quality to return to the community. Items that are deemed non-usable are either disposed of in the proper way or recycled.
Computers and advanced technology are an integral aspect of daily, modern life. As a result, World Care strives to provide computers for those populations who might not otherwise have the resources to acquire them. World Care receives tens of thousands of computers from corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, and individuals. After donated computers are received, they undergo a triage process to determine their potential use. Operational units are immediately refurbished by computer engineers.
The computers are then used in building clinics, schools, and other institutions locally and internationally. Those computers not used in humanitarian efforts are also sold to the public at World Care’s thrift store. Additionally, computers deemed unusable are recycled for their plastics, metals, glass, and other parts.
It is our strongly held belief that learning is a never-ending, lifelong process that should be enjoyed by all the citizens of the world. Unfortunately, one of the greatest barriers to the education process is a lack of resources, which further disenfranchises individuals from achieving their full potential. World Care’s education programs are designed to solve this problem by directly connecting with local communities worldwide.
World Care has always promoted the education of Southern Arizona students. Each year, World Care holds an event that provides students and teachers with the supplies that are necessary for day-to-day learning. In 2007, our most successful year, we provided over 300,000 local students with school packs that had everything from pencils to paper to folders so that each child would be prepared on the first day of school. While every year our giving takes a different form, we are dedicated to the education of Southern Arizona youth.
High recidivism rates are attributed to many factors, one of which is the difficulty those recently released from prison face in finding the means to attain self-sustainability. To help combat this problem, World Care provides hygiene supplies for those re-entering society following incarceration.
We have suspended this service at our new facility until we are able to get the proper converter for our shredder. Thank you for your patience.
World Care offers training in the areas of disaster preparedness and civilian response, project management, warehouse, forklift certification, supply chain management, supply processing, shipping and receiving, inventory control, data processing, field needs assessments, statistics, computer refurbishing, computer disassembly, office assistant, retail, marketing, grant writing, research and more for volunteers, students, interns, special needs and work programs at our location in Tucson, Arizona. Learn how to become a volunteer.