Donation Drive in Partnership With the Embrace Foundation, a Newport News Based Non-Profit

We've partnered with the Embrace Foundation, a Newport News based nonprofit, for a donation drive! We will be collecting gently used medical equipment for the Embrace foundation at all 1st Advantage locations until March 19th, 2021. To view the items in need, click here.

About Embrace Foundation:

Far too often, gently-used Durable Medical Equipment winds up in the trash or gathering dust for years in closets, attics and basements.

Yet those crutches, canes, walkers, splints, slings, boots, cervical collars, back braces, bone growth stimulators and more are in desperately short supply in many impoverished countries. That’s where Embrace aims to make a difference. 

Launched in 2018 by a staff member at Orthopaedic & Spine Center, Embrace is an ongoing effort to collect, package and deliver supplies for Samaritan’s Purse, an international disaster relief organization.

While federal health regulations prevent the reuse of such equipment in United States medical practices, Samaritan’s Purse can sanitize and repurpose items sometimes worth thousands of dollars each to help patients in need.