Lending Locker of Avon Lions

The Lending Locker has: Wheelchairs, transporter chairs, walkers, rollators, canes, gait belts, commodes, toilet seat extenders, transfer benches, shower benches, grabbers and other items for people to borrow at no charge.

When Avon native Heidi Zacchera retired early to take care of her mother, she was finding she was driving all around the state to find medical durable equipment.  Her mother Alice, a retired Avon teacher,  passed away in 2016 whereupon Heidi had a conversation with a resident about medical durable equipment.  Heidi said,  “Driving around to find equipment”, the other person said, “well Avon would never offer that”. A light bulb went off and Heidi was on her way researching the idea of starting a medical durable equipment location in Avon in her mother's memory.

 The town stepped up and gave a storage location that could be used for the equipment , but Heidi would have to get the needed equipment and meet the person in need at another location.  The only other thing to consider was the potential liability issue.  That was easily solved when Heidi brought the idea to the Avon Lions board of which she was president.  They gave her the green light, and with Lions International support the Lending Locker was established.

The equipment is distributed at the Carmon Funeral Home parking lot, and equipment is also delivered to homes.

Contact email: lendinglockerofavonlions@gmail.com    

phone: 860-558-3773    Heidi

Website:  http://e-district.org/sites/all

Information about Lions:

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.

Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org

More about Avon Lions:  contact Heidi 860-558-3773


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