Doing Good: Because Helping is Our Calling

​​​​​​​​Our history of giving back helps us move patients forward. Learn about our place in the community – and our passion for continuing to take on big challenges.​​​​​​​

Through in-kind donations, volunteerism, and financial contributions, Hanger, Inc. supports individuals and communities that need help in the United States and abroad, including the physically challenged, the underprivileged, and those affected by devastating events.

In 2013 alone, Hanger contributed over $500,000 in cash donations to U.S. based non-profit organizations. This total does not reflect the in-kind donations and financial contributions made throughout the more than 800 patient care clinics nationwide of Hanger’s patient care business Hanger Clinic to individuals and organizations within the clinic location’s local community.

Over the years, Hanger has made financial contributions and volunteered teams to help disaster victims in the U.S., China, Africa, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Afghanistan, and Turkey, among many other locations. In addition, Hanger invests in tomorrow’s clinicians through numerous grants to colleges and universities around the nation.

J.E. Hanger set out to help others more than 155 years ago and, today, the Hanger company continues to see it as its responsibility and a privilege to further that legacy of giving back.

In addition, Hanger invests in tomorrow’s clinicians through numerous grants to colleges and universities around the nation, including $250,000 to support the establishment of the J.E. Hanger College of Orthotics and Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College, Florida’s only college program in orthotics and prosthetics.

The following includes some of Hanger's community involvement and philanthropic programs:

Charitable giving through our foundation work.

The Hanger Charitable Foundation

Our heritage of charitable giving goes back to the company’s founding in the 1800s. Over the years, Hanger Clinic's clinicians and associates have consistently and generously donated millions of dollars in free care and financial contributions to a variety of causes, including hardship cases in their own communities.

Peer-to-peer support: Three of the best friends.

AMPOWER: Amputee Resource Center​ 

AMPOWER is a three-tiered, comprehensive program whose mission is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.


Amputee Coalition

Hanger, Inc. has recently been involved in two initiatives with the Amputee Coalition. Amputee Coalition is a nonprofit organization based in Manassas, Virginia, United States of America. ACA's mission is to reach out to people with limb loss and empower them through education, support and advocacy.

Peer-to-peer support: Three of the best friends.


Hanger Kids Scholarship to Camp No Limits

Hanger, Inc. has donated $100,000 to establish the 2014-2015 Hanger Kids Scholarship to Camp No Limits, a non-profit camp for children with limb loss or limb difference to receive education, mentorship, and support. The camps, held for children with limb loss, provide amputee education, peer support, and age specific physical, recreational and social skill development.


Restoring mobility in Haiti: Clinician holds young child.

Haiti Relief

Following the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Hanger, Inc. established the Haitian Amputee Coalition, and together, the group created a long-term prosthetic and rehabilitation center in Deschapelles, Haiti, approximately 60 miles from Port-au-Prince. To date, more than 1,200 amputees have received prosthetic care at Klinik Hanger in Haiti.