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Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Too, Inc.

Keeping people with Disabilities Moving

aka FODAC   |   Tucker, GA   |  fodac.org

Mission

FODAC exists to enhance the quality of life for everyone who is mobility impaired due to physical disability, injury or illness. We recycle home medical equipment making that equipment available at a low/no cost to clients. The home medical equipment available includes: wheelchairs, power chairs, scooters, walkers, canes, crutches, bath aids, and hospital beds. Because of the recycling process conducted at FODAC over 350 tons annually are kept out of the local land fill. For every $1 donated, $10 of services are provided. Other programs include: Refurbished Computer sales to low income or disabled. Vehicle Modifications - install donated lifts on automobiles. Equipment repairs.

Ruling year info

1987

President and CEO

Mr. Chris D. Brand

Main address

4900 Lewis Rd

Tucker, GA 30083 USA

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EIN

58-1709436

NTEE code info

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Health Support Services (E60)

Recycling (C27)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are constantly looking for additional sources of home medical equipment to meet the demands of people with disabilities who are not able to afford the equipment needed to live their lives. We reach out to new partners who can help provide the gap between what we have & request. We are also seeking new funding from individuals, corporations, & grants to help cover overhead cost to keep all of the programs FODAC operational. We continually are seeking new organizations to apply for grants, government funding, & individuals to help meet those needs. FODAC is also seeking new ways to get the word out to the community about donating their home medical equipment & thrift store items (sales from thrift store go directly to fund our home medical equipment program). We also are trying to get the word out that we are here to support the community with their needs. Advertising, attending community events, reaching out to healthcare organizations are all ways we work to get the word out.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Home Medical Equipment

Providing mobility impairment equipment, home health care equipment, and home health care supplies.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Seniors

Providing wheelchair lifts and adaptive equipment installed in vehicles

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Seniors

This program recycles home computers, making computers accessible to people with a low income.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

FODAC repairs at a low cost for client-owned equipment by appointment only. Call 770-491-9014 to set up an appointment.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Seniors

Where we work

Awards

Friend of the Earth Award 2009

Pass It On Center

Visionary Award 2009

Pass It On Center

Affiliations & memberships

Charity Navigator 4 star rating 2014

Charity Navigator 4 star rating 2015

Charity Navigator 4 star rating 2016

Charity Navigator 4 star rating 2017

Charity Navigator 4 star rating 2018

Charity Navigator 4 star rating 2019

Charity Navigator 4 star rating 2020

Charity Navigator 4 star rating 2021

Charity Navigator 4 star rating 2022

Charity Navigator 4-star rating 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities, Victims of disaster, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Home Medical Equipment

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of home medical equipment items (HME) distributed to clients.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities, Low-income people, Victims of disaster

Related Program

Home Medical Equipment

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total Retail Value of Medical Equipment Distributed.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities, Victims of disaster, Low-income people

Related Program

Home Medical Equipment

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. To provide home medical equipment to children and adults at a low cost.
2. To collect used home medical equipment for recycling and reuse.
3. To involve the community in services to persons with disabilities.
4. To continue the growth of the FODAC Thrift Store as a revenue source for FODAC operations.
5. To provide leveraged grants to assist with home modification for persons with disabilities.
6. To continue to provide installation and repair to vehicle lifts for the transportation of persons with disabilities.
7. To provide wheelchair and power chair repair at the Stone Mountain FODAC facility.
8. To provide recycled home computers at a low charge to persons with a low income.

1. To involve the community in : raising funding sources, providing volunteers, and recycling home medical equipment.
2. To engage the board in FODAC growth in size and services
3. To engage local corporations in partnering with FODAC
4. To further develop relationships with philanthropic organizations and individuals
5. To continue to focus on the needs of persons with disabilities
6. To remain flexible in recycling processes and services to remain the leader of home medical equipment recycling while retaining the low cost of services.

Internal: Knowledge and experience of FODAC staff.
Commitment of FODAC Board of Directors
Committed Volunteers
External: Community connections / partnerships
Corporate partners
Relationships with local foundations / funders
Area Collaborators
Health Industry Partners
Newest Growth Area: Partnerships with area hospitals in providing home medical equipment to patients in need of equipment for hospital release.

1. FODAC is a premier HME recycler in the United States. The recycling process at the FODAC facility has long been a demonstration to other recycling organizations on the recycling and reuse of HME. We have kept over 450 tons of recycled goods from local landfills with our efforts. One of our long term goals is to remain a leader in the recycling of HME industry. FODAC is taking steps to stay on top in the business.
2. FODAC obtained a long term goal of total renovation of the 65,000 square foot headquarters. We are now re-organizing the warehouse area to make it easier to maneuver and store wheelchair repair parts / tools and bring donated items in, get them cleaned and refurbished and back out to our clients.

3. The major goal for this year is to finish the long range organization plan for FODAC. Since the completion of the long range plan to complete the renovation has been accomplished, a new plan is currently being developed.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Too, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Lou Alvarado

Scott Schwartz

Bullseye Auction Management Corporation

Mike Shackley

Beta Design Group, P.C.

Rusty McKellar

Patillo Construction

Chris Brand

FODAC

Richard Mouzon

Upreach International

Suzanne Sykes

Combined Services

Eric Watson

Express Employment Professionals

John Hellriegel

Franchising -Retired

Lou Alvarado

Terrance Caldwell

Abatek (Americas)

Vincezo Piscopo

United Spinal

Wayne Van Halem

The van Halem Group

Tammy Zeigler

Emory Alliance Credit Union

Frank Ethridge

U.S. Dept of Commerce (Retired)

Louis Perling

Stietes and Harbison

Allen Skinner

Cox Communications

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/28/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.