Citizens Reutilizing Assistive Technology Equipment (CReATE)
What is CReATE?
CReATE, established in 2007, is a 501(c)3 that refurbishes donated mobility equipment and makes it available at a low-cost to Utahns with disabilities.
The service fees for manual devices range from $35 to $150 and power devices from $250 to $580. No insurance or proof of disability is required to receive a device. CReATE partners with an Assistive Technology Professional and an Occupational Therapist as necessary to do mobility evaluations to ensure individuals receive appropriate devices. A funding specialist is also available to help those who may not be able to afford a mobility device.
CReATE helps keeps mobility devices out of landfills by reusing them. Parts and chairs unable to be used are recycled with reputable area recycling companies. The money earned is put back into CReATE.
To refer an individual to CReATE, please fill out this referral form, and send it back to CReATE or simply call us directly at 801-887-9398.
To inquire about getting a mobility device:
- Call CReATE at 801-887-9398.
- Make an appointment for an assessment to determine the type of device needed.
- Pay the service fee, which is based on the time spent to repair, clean it, and new batteries.
- Power wheelchairs
- Manual wheelchairs
- Power scooters
- 4-Wheel Walkers (Rollators)
- Transport Wheelchairs
- Canes and Grabbers
The availability of specific devices is dependent on the current inventory.
To inquire about current inventory, email email@example.com.
Donating a Device:
- Contact us to determine if the device can be accepted by CReATE.
- Deliver the device to CReATE.
- Device donations are generally tax deductible.
Who CReATE Serves:
Services are provided to people with disabilities throughout the state of Utah. CReATE will accept consumers regardless of race, national origin, religion, geographic location within the state of Utah, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or belief. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination by CReATE. The CReATE staff reserves the right to deny services to any consumer when the severity of the disability or complexity of the technology needs of the individual is beyond the scope and training of the CReATE staff. CReATE device transfer services are limited to refurbished devices in the current inventory.
Transferring Device Ownership:
CReATE will not loan equipment. The ownership of the device will be transferred from the CReATE Program to the individual acquiring the AT device. CReATE's intent is to transfer AT devices to individuals and therefore the devices are not for resale.
Devices are not sold, but a service fee is charged based on the work performed on the chair.
Judy Ann Buffmire Building
1595 W. 500 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Hours of Operation:
PLEASE NOTE: From October 3rd through the 12th CReATE will be shutting down normal operations in order to clean and organize. We will not be doing normal refurbishing work during this time frame.
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Note: other days/times may be available upon specific request.]
NOTE: Please call ahead to make an appointment to visit us in the shop. Walk-ins are possible but CReATE staff may be unavailable or off-site making deliveries and/or pick-ups.
Phone: 801-887-9398 (If the call is made during non-business hours, leave a message, and we'll return your call on the next business day.)
Volunteering with CReATE:
If you are even a little mechanically inclined but are willing to lend a hand, CReATE needs you! CReATE is always looking for volunteers who can help out on an on-going basis. At this time, we do not offer one-time volunteer opportunities. Learn more about volunteer opportunities with CReATE here.
Find CReATE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/createutah.