Restoring

Enhancing Lives through Mobility

We collect gently used wheelchairs and other essential mobility-related medical equipment, and gift it to uninsured and underinsured Charlotteans.
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Case Managers, Social Workers and Physical Therapists Refer Patients to Assist ME

Our Vision

Independence for All

In a world where mobility is synonymous with independence, we envision a community where everyone, regardless of circumstance, has access to the medical mobility equipment they need.

The Great Charlotte Area

Our Process

Donate a wheelchair or other medical equipment and we will find a new life for it to change.

Did You Know?

  • Did you know that 15% of Mecklenburg County adults are uninsured? That’s more than 100,000 people.
  • Did you know that Medicaid doesn’t cover health care costs for adults who may earn income above Medicaid coverage limits, yet below the poverty level?
  • Did you know that it can take up to 30 days for Medicaid to approve coverage of doctor-prescribed mobility equipment. Waiting for approval delays recovery, increases risk of falls and new injuries, and may require patients to remain in the hospital longer?
  • Did you know Medicaid provides wheelchairs with the expectation that it will last five years? If it wears out or is lost, the recipient is on their own.

SOURCE: “Primary Care Access in Mecklenburg County

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Get Help

Need help with mobility?

Assist ME is committed to providing the support you need to overcome mobility challenges and reclaim your independence. If you or someone you know requires assistance, you’re in the right place.

Get Involved

Together, let's transform lives through the gift of mobility.

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Donate Equipment
Your wheelchair helped you get back out in the world. Now you can donate it so it can help someone else.
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Become A Volunteer

Assist ME operates entirely with the kindness and commitment of individuals like you! Whether you’ve got one day a week or just a few hours, there’s a need for your talents here!

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Donate Money
Sometimes we’re short on wheelchairs and tub transfer benches. Your financial contribution enables us to swiftly purchase requested equipment so that patients can safely return home sooner.
Become a Volunteer

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Assist ME

Together, let's transform lives through the gift of mobility.