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A Leg To Stand On


A.J. Warco
401 Park Avenue South, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
United States

212.683.8805 (Phone)
212.683.8813 (Fax)
401 Park Avenue South, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
United States

212.683.8805 (Phone)
212.683.8813 (Fax)

Type of Organization

ID: 02-0594709
Type: 501(c)(3)

Service Areas

Regions: Africa, Middle East, Asia, South America
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Somaliland
Specific cities, regions, or groups of people: children with limb disabilities in the developing world
Age Group: Children
Fees Charged: No

Services Provided

Prosthetic Fitting, Orthotic Fitting, Prosthetic Fabrication, Orthotic Fabrication, Medical / Surgical Care, Rehabilitation / Training


Financial Assistance

Materials, Components, and Equipment: New, Equipment

General Background Information

Historical Information
Founded in 2002 by C. Mead Welles
Total recipients of care to date: 13,000
Annual average recipients of care: 1,500

Financial Information
Organization does NOT provide funding for volunteers.
Volunteer needs to raise individual funds for all expenses.
Currently and Historically, the organization's funding and contributions have come from:
        Business: 50%
        Government: 0%
        Individuals: 30%
        Personal: 0%
        Other: 20%

Mission Statement
A Leg To Stand On (“ALTSO”) is a non-profit organization providing free orthopedic care – including prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, mobility aids, corrective surgery and rehabilitative care – to children in the developing world. Our mission is to offer children who have lost their limbs in traumatic accidents or suffer from congenital disabilities the physical capabilities to access the opportunities and self-esteem earned through education, work and mobility.

Additional Information & Comments

Since 2003, ALTSO has been partnering with local treatment providers in Africa, Asia and Latin America to bring free orthopedic care to children in need. To learn more about ALTSO's mission or about how to get involved, please visit

Specific needs include: financial assistance and prosthetic supplies/equipment and raw materials.

All donations and contributions, both monetary and in kind, are acknowledged as tax deductible donations to the full extent permitted by law, upon receipt. Memorials, honorariums, charitable annuities and sponsorships are graciously accepted.

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