Gear Nomination Program

Nominate Someone in Need

Look over what things the organization provides, and if you or someone you know could benefit submit an application.  GiveAbility donates the types of equipment and services below individuals need to open up their world and live a more “normal” life. These types of equipment and service animals are not covered by Medicare or other insurance.

All-Terrain Wheelchairs- Action Trackchair

  • Standing track wheelchairs are provided to those selected by way of nomination and can go where a snowmobile can – even where a 4-Wheel ATV can’t!
Wheelchair ramp

Wheelchair Ramp System: Roll-A- Ramp

  • Portable wheelchair ramps provide mobility for those in wheelchairs, and allow for access to the home, friends and family and to public places allowing for a wider range of experiences.
service dog with girl in wheelchair

Service Dog- Specific to Needs

  • Any individual receiving assistance from a dog that performs a task directly related to a physical or psychological condition may qualify for a Service Animal.
  • A service dog is a dog specifically trained to perform work for a person with a disability.
  • Service dogs are valued working partners and companions to over 80 million Americans.
  • Common service dog breeds include German Shepherd Dogs, Labs, and Golden Retrievers.
  • Service dogs are dogs that have been individually trained to perform a specific task for individuals who have disabilities. The disabilities can vary greatly, and so do the tasks that the service dogs perform. Service dogs can aid in navigation for people who are hearing- and visually impaired, assist an individual who is having a seizure, calm an individual who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and even dial 911 in the event of an emergency. Many disabled individuals depend on them every day to help them live their everyday lives.
  • Service dogs are protected under federal law.
  • Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual with a disability is entitled to a service dog to help them live their lives normally. The ADA protects disabled individuals by allowing them to bring their service dog with them to most places that the public is permitted, including restaurants, hotels, housing complexes, and even in air travel. Any dog can be a service dog, and service dogs do not have to be professionally trained. The important thing is that the dog is trained to be a working animal and not a pet.

Tell Us Your Story

Please tell us a little about the nominee, their challenges and what type of benefit it would bring by being able to enjoy life to the fullest by receiving an All-Terrain Wheelchair, Service Dog, or Wheelchair Ramp donated on behalf of GiveAbility Organization.  Tell us about who the person is, what they enjoy doing, what makes them tick.  Not only do we want to know about the challenges faced, but also what drives the individual and the successes they’ve had.

 We want each and every recipient to be able to say their life was changed in some way, and to know that anything is possible.

Nomination Form

How the Process Works

Nominate Someone in Need

Fill out the application on behalf of the person for whom you are seeking the donation. Questions? Contact us to discuss your application. 

Approval Process

GiveAbility will review the application and determine the nature of the request. If it is determined to be a good fit for their unique situation, the nomination will be granted

Notification & Presentation

Once the nomination has been approved, and the gear or service animal have been determined, you will receive notification of approval.  GiveAbility will be in communication throughout the process.

Paying It Forward

Although there is no charge for the donation, recipients are encouraged to hold local fundraisers which helps to “pay it forward”, so others can can also benefit from the program.