Wheels for the World

If you could change the life of a disabled child who is isolated and overlooked, would you do it? Joni and Friends invites you to join us and live out your faith.

These children are excluded from life in the outside world because they have no way of moving around. With a wheelchair, they can attend school and church and become part of their communities and villages.

You can change a child’s life! It costs just $150 to send a wheelchair! Our goal is to send 1,000 this year! Thank you for accepting our challenge to...


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 by: Donating a Wheelchair, Becoming a Chair Corps Volunteer, or Organizing a Wheelchair Drive.

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Step 2

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 people to help.

Volunteer to Transport Donated Wheelchairs

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Step 3

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

We're actively looking for more locations.

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Step 4

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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Volunteer to Join an International Team

Upcoming Outreaches

Wheels for the World - Ghana
  • May 21 - June 4, 2016
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Wheels for the World - Poland
  • June 8 - June 18, 2016
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Wheels for the World - Haiti 2
  • June 27 - July 3, 2016
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Wheels for the World - Uganda
  • July 13 - July 25, 2016
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Wheels for the World - Romania
  • July 20 - August 1, 2016
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Wheels for the World - Jordan
  • September 28 - October 10, 2016
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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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