Wheels for the World

Wheels for the World provides a free wheelchair, along with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children and adults affected by disability worldwide.

Since 1994, our Wheels for the World ministry has presented the Gospel by delivering wheelchairs and Bibles in developing countries. But Wheels for the World is not simply about “dropping off a wheelchair.” It’s about changing the hearts, minds, and lives of people. It’s about transforming societies, village by village, person by person.

Wheels for the World shares the love of Jesus Christ, extended through the gift of mobility, bringing hope, joy, and salvation to children and adults with disabilities around the world.

How Wheels for the World Works

Step 1
Donated Wheelchairs

Volunteers, known as "Chair Corps", collect used, but restorable, wheelchairs across the United States.

You can volunteer in the following ways: Donate a Wheelchair, Become a Chair Corps Volunteer, or Organize a Wheelchair Drive. Find Chair Corps Volunteers and Drop-Off Locations near you.

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Step 2
Transportation

Transportation of the wheelchairs to restoration shops and shipping ports is an ongoing need. With over 10,000 wheelchairs collected each year, we are always looking for help.

Volunteer to Transport Donated Wheelchairs

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Step 3
Restoration

Inmates at correctional facilities across the United States restore used wheelchairs to like-new condition.

We're actively looking for more locations.

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Step 4
Distribution

Each wheelchair recipient receives a custom-fit wheelchair and training in wheelchair use and upkeep. Team members also present each recipient with a Bible and the Gospel message.

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Upcoming Outreaches

Wheels for the World - Mexico (Guadalajara)
  • April 21 - April 28, 2014
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Wheels for the World - Mexico (Monterrey)
  • April 21 - April 27, 2014
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Wheels for the World - Ghana 1
  • April 26 - May 10, 2014
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Wheels for the World - China (Anshan)
  • May 17 - May 31, 2014
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Wheels for the World - China (Harbin)
  • May 17 - May 31, 2014
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Wheels for the World - China (Nanjing)
  • May 17 - May 31, 2014
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Total Access

Total Access empowers the national church to be a change agent in society through training members to make schools, homes, hospitals, etc. accessible.

Our Joni and Friends outreach teams are continually confronted with the absence of accessibility in developing nations. Each international outreach reminds us how difficult it is for those with disabilities to get around.

With evangelism as the focus, each team will have Bibles and evangelical materials to hand out. Our in‐country partner churches will handle the evangelism and follow up.

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