About Project Sloopy
The formal mission of Project Sloopy is to salvage unused medical supplies and equipment that have accumulated in excess of normal usage from people receiving at home medical care as well as institutional care providers, and to coordinate the demand for those supplies so that they may be redistributed – free of cost – to those in need. Project Sloopy is a 501-3c Non-Profit organization based in Philadelphia, PA, and run solely on the passions of its founders, Tom and Kate Mallery. Project Sloopy warehouses all supplies and equipment within the city of Philadelphia; but they accept equipment donations from any location in or outside of the country. If you have medical supply donations to be made in or outside the greater Philadelphia area simply contact them, and they will coordinate either a pick up to be performed on an agreed upon date, or other arrangements may be made to have the supplies shipped to our warehouse. A similar procedure is required of those who are in need of medical supplies. Project Sloopy will ship medical supplies to any location, domestically or internationally: at no cost to the recipient. Project Sloopy may also choose to deliver the supplies in person if the location is within a reasonable traveling distance. Our application process for those requesting supplies is very simple, requiring the recipient to simply fill out our one page application. Project Sloopy asks that you contact them via phone, email, or social media, and once the application has been submitted your supplies will be in the mail on the nearest deliverable date.
The salvaging and redistribution of supplies is a coordinated effort through the couples solid relations with social workers and teams of medical professionals all over the country, as well as the emotionally connective relationships they have cultivated through daily communication with families on varying mediums of social media. It was through social media that the couple were able to visit the homes of many families during their inaugural cross-country road trip in the summer of 2013, where they drove over 13,000 miles, and were able to salvage an entire van and 6×12 trailer full of medical supplies. They are continually motivated by the interactions with families and their inspirational children. Project Sloopy has always felt passionately about the need to connect with families on a very personal and intimate level: to not only bring them relief from the deluge of excess medical supplies, but to bring them a sense of understanding, of compassion, to reassure them that Project Sloopy is familiar with their struggles and their frustrations, and are set on mitigating all that they can. Project Sloopy’s logistical goal is to transport the medical supplies of one families burden to the hands of another families distress. Project Sloopy works closely with families to affirm that they are maximizing the potentiality of their health insurance coverage (whether, state, federal, or private), ensuring that all possibilities for medical coverage have been exhausted to the fullest extent. Project Sloopy is a uniquely personalized organization founded on the principals of love, compassion, and admiration; it is a preeminent value of this organization to above all honor its devotion to humanity and preserve the legacy of which their daughter, Ana Cru (Sloopy) is the deepest inspiration.
Project Sloopy in the Media
WKRN Nashville, TN
WWAY3 Wilmington, NC
The Home Tribune/Courier News Cover Story: NJ
ABC6 Action News, Philadelphia, PA
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CBS Philly KWY 1060