Bring new life to donated wheelchairs and prepare them for shipment around the world at one of our ten regional wheelchair workshops in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota.
Wheelchair Distribution Trips
Anyone with a heart to help others is invited to join a Hope Haven International Ministries wheelchair distribution trip. Teams are in need of doctors and nurses, physical and occupational therapists, wheelchair seating specialists, and language translators. Other important volunteer duties include paperwork, photography, and providing support to wheelchair recipients – you don’t need a specific set of talents to join! Volunteers pay their own expenses or raise support from home churches, family and friends. Arrangements are coordinated by HHI staff.
Dates are subject to change due to COVID.
Vietnam - May 7-12, 2022- Still need one PT or Seating Specialist and two people with strong backs
Costa Rica - July 27- August 3, 2022 - HHIM
Romania - TBD - HHIM Small distribution - celebration and open house new building
Vietnam - August 2022 - need team members - HHIM
India - September 2022 - need a few team members - Rotary
Ukraine - October 2022 - need a few team members - Rotary
Cuba - November 2022 - Team members needed
Philippines - November 2022 - Team members needed - Rotary
Guatemala - December 2022 - Team members needed - HHIM
Kenya, Africa - Rotary - 2023
Ghana, Africa - Sanford/HHIM
Uganda, Africa - Private Party/HHIM
Liberia - Church/HHIM
Cabo, Mexico - February 2023 - HHIM
Pine Ridge, SD - Rotary
Vietnam - 2023 - HHIM
Guatemala - 2023 - HHIM
Romania - 2023 - HHIM
Costa Rica - 2023 - HHIM
Attics and basements hold hidden treasures - wheelchairs and other medical equipment that are desperately needed around the world! You can do a one-time collection drive in your area or volunteer to be a drop off location for others to bring their wheelchairs throughout the year. You can be located anywhere in the country to participate in this. Truck Drivers are also needed to help transport the wheelchairs across the continent back to NW Iowa.
Items we accept: wheelchairs in repairable condition, crutches (not wooden), metal or fiberglass canes, shower chairs, commodes, catheters
Items we will not accept: power wheelchairs, rollators, walkers, physical therapy equipment, medical equipment, wheelchairs that are beyond repair
Interested in particpating in a distribution, collection, or other activity? Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch!