Quoted from hollywood:
I’ve emailed Stern a few times recently with various inquiries, no response; not even a generic email back. I wonder why? I run a service based business....I don’t understand the lack of even a brief courteous response.
Sadly...sold all my Sterns because of that. Really left a bad taste in my mouth. Guess they really didn’t want my business.
Stern works thru distributors so they likely wouldn't the right door to knock on although I 100% agree the expectation of a courtesy response was not too much to expect.
Without someone being a licensed non profit organization it would be difficult for Stern to ensure the machine they gave someone at a discount would go where it was intended to go.
This would need to be done thru a local distributor. And since their margin is very small I wouldn't expect much of a discount.
The best you could hope for would be at cost... maybe a few hundred bucks.
But at least then the distributor would have a direct relationship with the person intending on doing the good deed and can probably better ensure it's actually happening.
And I agree with some of the previous comments, that places like cancer clinics, rehab facilities and RM Houses are probably good fits for them.