Two of our DeKalb Rotary Council partners - the Rotary Clubs of Tucker and Stone Mountain - will hold an Electronics and HME (home medical equipment) Recycling Day on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Handy Hardware, 3969 Lawrenceville Highway (Town Square Center) in Tucker, Georgia. The proceeds will benefit FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults and Children). This is not the first time we have supported FODAC - and it's a great way to get rid of old electronics or gently used HME.
Working and non-working electronics (with the exception of CRT monitors and televisions) and gently used HME, such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, commode chairs and shower benches, will be accepted for recycling at no charge, but participants are encouraged to make a donation to FODAC. Funds and equipment collected from the event will support FODAC’s main program supplying HME to the mobility impaired and their caregivers, at little or no cost to the recipients.
The event will be held outside in the front of the shopping square parking lot facing Lawrenceville Highway; donors are not required to get out of their cars or make contact with volunteers, who will help remove donated items from vehicles. Volunteers will be masked and practice social distancing FODAC is based in Tucker but serves the Metro Atlanta community by providing recycled equipment for children and adults during or after a health crisis.
Last year, FODAC donated over $10 million in equipment at little or no cost to recipients. FODAC, as a member of National VOAD and a partner with FEMA, also provides support in the wake of disasters; the organization is currently working to distribute critical personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks, surgical gloves, and gowns to essential medical workers, and medical equipment like CPAPs and ventilators for patients.