FODAC CollectionWHO:

Rotary Clubs of:

  • North Atlanta
  • Brookhaven
  • Dunwoody
  • Decatur
  • Emory / Druid Hills
  • Stone Mountain
    South DeKalb
  • Tucker
  • North Atlanta Rotaract


Multi-Club Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Collection Drive
Saturday, 22 July 2023
9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

57th Fighter Group Restaurant
3829 Clairmont Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing DME (such as wheelchairs, shower benches, standers) to the disabled community. Much of FODAC’s inventory comes from community-sponsored collection drives where gently used DME is collected, refurbished and then redistributed. FODAC provides over 7,000 DME items to the public each year, all at little or no cost to the recipient.

DME needs include:

  • manual and electric wheelchairs
  • Standers
  • corner chairs
  • Rollators
  • toilet supports
  • specialized mattresses (not regular mattresses)
  • canes
    crutches and forearm crutches
  • Braces
  • Hoyer lifts
  • Scooters
  • adaptive strollers
  • gait trainers
  • shower supports
  • therapy aids
  • Walkers
  • bathing aids
  • air casts
  • hospital beds

Donors can drop off items at the restaurant on the day of the collection drive, or they can call ahead (before July 22) to 770.491.9014 x 114 to schedule a home pick-up.


Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) helps people with injuries and disabilities of all ages regain their mobility, independence and quality of life. The non-profit organization provides more than $10 million annually in refurbished home medical equipment (HME) and home modifications in Georgia and across the United States, all at little or no cost to the recipients. A pioneer in re-use, FODAC keeps 250 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 400 HME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices. In 2014, FODAC was named to Charities Under 5% Overhead, an organization of charities that have operating overhead of five percent or less.

In 2013, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) appointed FODAC to serve as the statewide distributor of HME and assistive technology in the event of a large population-affecting emergency situation. In this role, FODAC will warehouse the HME and other equipment, then, working with GEMA and the American Red Cross (ARC) of Georgia, will coordinate the delivery and distribution to emergency shelters around the state.

For more information on FODAC and its programs, visit