A Global Network Of Passionate Volunteers Using 3D Printing To Give The World A "Helping Hand."
There are many ways in which you can help support our growing e-NABLE Community!
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All items in our store are hand made by volunteers and 100% of proceeds goes toward helping support the enablingthefuture.org website as well as e-NABLE Outreach, an official non-profit group that focuses on supporting the global e-NABLE Chapters.
e-NABLE Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group that focuses on sustaining Chapters via grants, logistics support and coaching. 100% of your donation goes to e-NABLE chapters and it is tax deductible within the USA.
Every purchase you make through Amazon Smile helps the global e-NABLE Community Chapters by donating 0.5% of your total purchase price to e-NABLE Outreach!
Amos, a student at Arlington Academy of Hope in Bududa district of Uganda, receives a prothetic arm that was 3D printed for him at Marymount University. Professor Elizabeth Langran brought and fitted the arm for him. (photo by Kate Lord)
Purchase 3D printers and filaments through our website!
We have teamed up with Matterhackers to provide a few deals for those who are seeking to purchase a 3D printer for their schools or homes and businesses, specifically wishing to help the e-NABLE Community and movement. When you purchase an item from our 3D printing page, a small portion of your sale goes toward helping keep enablingthefuture.org alive and assisting our volunteers all over the world!
If you contact Matterhackers directly – please let them know enablingthefuture.org sent you and ask to speak to Mara! All purchases referred to them through this website will help!
You can donate directly to many of our local chapters. Click HERE to see a map of chapters with links to their donation pages.
This is a privately owned website operated by Jen Owen, an e-NABLE Community Volunteer and wife of Ivan Owen. Ivan co-designed the first 3D printed hand for a young boy named Liam who was born missing fingers.
Jen started this blog in January of 2013 and continually updates the website with new designs, tutorials, assembly instructions, resources and stories from the Community so that those in need or who want to join and help, can find the information they need to help us in our mission to “Give The World A Helping Hand.”
Supporting or sponsoring this website makes it possible for Jen to devote her time and attention to maintaining this community resource.The e-NABLE Community is made up of thousands of engineers, teachers, students, designers, artists, philanthropists, scout troops, tinkerers, machinists, technology enthusiasts, bio-engineering majors, scientists, medical professionals, parents, children and dreamers from around the world who are using their 3D printers and donating their time and materials to make it possible to create and gift 3D printed assistive devices for those who were born missing fingers and hands or who have lost them due to war, natural disaster or disease.
All of the community’s designs are open-source and free to download so that anyone, anywhere with access to the necessary technologies can create a device for themselves or someone in need.
Thank you for believing in this global Community and our hope to make a difference!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead