Our goal is to deliver wheelchairs to people in desperate need of them around the world. Through this process, we're bringing together people in need with people who have a heart to help. Sometimes it's hard to tell who benefits more! Throughout the U.S., we receive donations of new and used wheelchairs, parts, raw materials, financial support, and more. Hundreds of volunteers worldwide make our international efforts possible by donating their time, talents, and resources to help our cause. For example, our volunteers:
Wheelchairs are collected throughout the continent and sent to wheelchair workshops in the Midwest.
Volunteers in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota – along with inmates from the South Dakota State Penitentiary – manufacture, rebuild, and repair donated wheelchairs to nearly new condition.
New and rebuilt wheelchairs are gathered, prepared for distribution at our International Ministries center, and shipped to their designated country.
A dedicated group of professionals – therapists, rehab specialists, volunteers – travel from around the world to help custom fit each wheelchair to the recipient.