Devices 4 The Disabled

Media Relations, Event Support


The mission of Devices 4 the Disabled (D4D) is to collect and distribute wheelchairs, walkers and other Durable Medical Equipment to those in need. The organization began its partnership with Mekky Media Relations in the summer of 2019, with the goal of applying targeted media outreach to promote its work, success stories and opportunities for financial support. 



Mekky Media successfully pitched the story of D4D’s journey, achieving over 6 million in online readership and 190K in broadcast audience. The team secured an inspirational D4D feature on WCIU-TV’s popular morning program, “The Jam,” plus an in-depth Bob Shea interview on “Now.Chicago,” the public affairs program that airs on MeTV and other cable networks. The team placed Bob on WGN Radio’s morning program hosted by Steve Cochran, who honored Bob as MVPP (Most Valuable Person on the Planet). These  pieces of coverage also received prominent placement online. The inspirational D4D story appeared online in the Daily Herald, Patch Chicago and My Social Good/ These stories were posted in time for Giving Tuesday and highlighted opportunities to become a monthly donor. Mekky Media also conducted a website and social media audit and consulted on online content, to help D4D elevate its outreach.

Notable placements include:

Patch, My Social Good News, WGN Radio, WLS-AM, Daily herald, The Jam, ABC7, WCIU The U, MeTV, Now. Chicago


“Devices 4 The Disabled has been thrilled with the work Mekky Media has done. They have positively impacted our donations and donations in-kind through secured media and social media. I highly recommend them.”

- Bob Shea, Devices 4 The Disabled


2020 Silver Trumpet Award Business to Consumer, Joe's Imports Opening
2020 Silver Trumpet Award Non-Profit, ​Komen Chicago ​Race for the Cure​ Campaign​

2020 Stevie® Award Winner for Agency of the Year

2020 Agency Elite Top 100

2020 National Bulldog PR Awards, Komen Chicago Race for the Cure Campaign

2020 Official Member of the Forbes Agency Council

2020 IPRN (International PR Network) Member

2020 Expertise, Best PR Firms in Chicago

2019 Golden Trumpet Award Winner for Media Relations (Abt Electronics)

2019 Golden Trumpet Award Winner for Advocacy (Komen Chicago)

2019 National Business Enterprise (WBENC) Certified 

2018 Stevie® Award Winner for Women in Business, Entrepreneur of the Year

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