About Us

A resource for special needs equipment in Northern California

AbleCloset is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was founded on the vision of providing children with special needs a resource for borrowing needed equipment. Obtaining rehabilitative equipment can be costly and time consuming. AbleCloset hopes to provide another resource for families that find themselves in these situations, allowing them to browse and then borrow from our “library” of equipment. We act as an interim between families and organizations, accepting donations of equipment that children may have outgrown or no longer need, and then lending them out to families with children that could greatly benefit from their use. Our vision includes purchasing new and difficult to obtain equipment through donations and fundraising. Our ultimate goal is the core of our mission… to provide children with special needs with the equipment they need to reach their maximum potential.

If you are a family with equipment to donate, please feel to fill out our equipment donation form so that you can assist another special needs family. All equipment donations are tax deductible.

If you are a family in need of a piece of equipment, search our inventory and contact us if anything meets your needs. We are also happy to take requests for equipment that may become available in the future.

Thank you for helping AbleCloset’s vision to become a reality.

Founders

Kelly Steitz

Kelly is the mother of two daughters, Kylee and Peyton. Kylee was born in 2004 with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment and microcephaly. Kelly has been inspired by her daughter and the potential that she displays. She hopes that the development of AbleCloset will provide many other families with the opportunity to unleash their own children’s potentials. Kelly graduated with an MBA for Notre Dame De Namur and currently works in Belmont as Vice President of Marketing | Commercial Division for Auction.com.

Julie Bursey, DPT

Julie received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Southern California in 2000 and has been specializing in pediatrics since that time. She has worked for multiple organizations and now has her own private practice. She has always found obtaining equipment a daunting task for her families, and hopes that AbleCloset provides a much needed service that will not only make the lives of special needs children and their families a little bit easier but also provide the children with opportunity to develop as much as possible.

Todd Bursey

Having a wife as a pediatric physical therapist, and a son that was born prematurely with complications, Todd has been linked to the special needs community for years. He currently works as the Vice President of Products for RingDNA, offering intelligent telephony through access to real-time consumer data. He has used his extensive technology background to establish and run AbleCloset’s infrastructure. Todd has been a long-time supporter of the core values that drive AbleCloset and is confident that many families in the community will benefit from our efforts.

 

Employees

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Shannon Cogan

Shannon joined AbleCloset in 2012 as our Program Administrator. She previously worked as Deputy County Counsel with Santa Clara County, but took a leave of absence to coordinate therapies for her son. She is a member of the school district’s Community Advisory Committee and active with Parents Helping Parents. Shannon was previously on the Board of Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley and her experience in non-profit work is helping AbleCloset expand it’s services beyond our local community.

 

Volunteers

Mike Mansfield

Mike is retired and comes to us with over 40 years in the home medical industry. He founded Rehab Specialists and has personally helped many of our clients with their health care needs. He particularly enjoys working with special needs kids and their families, adjusting, repairing and evaluating mobility/home care products. In his free time, Mike loves to cycle, travel, ride horses and maintain his vineyard.

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