Nonprofit that re-gifts equipment for kids with disabilities finds new home

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A nonprofit that re-gifts special equipment for kids with disabilities has found a new home in Gaithersburg.

The founder of Equipment Connections for Kids said the move was crucial to house all of the donated items and provide a more welcoming environment for families.

Members of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, along with local government officials, attended Friday’s ribbon cutting off of Premiere Court.

Claire Wong started the nonprofit seven years ago, when she saw a lot of families who couldn’t afford special equipment while working as a physical therapist.

“Coming in, doing all of the work with the grants and all of the background work is really a lot,” Wong, Founder, Equipment Connection for Kids, said. “But, when I see the families take home the equipment, it’s just heartwarming. It’s the best job I’ve ever had.”

Receiving the equipment comes at no cost.

Anyone interested in obtaining special equipment can fill out an application online.

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