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 15,000 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 Events

Wheels for the World - Dominican Republic
  • March 3 - March 11, 2017
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Wheels for the World - El Salvador 1
  • March 14 - March 25, 2017
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Wheels for the World - Cuba (Camaguey)
  • March 30 - April 8, 2017
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Wheels for the World - Mexico (Guadalajara/Ameca)
  • April 17 - April 24, 2017
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Wheels for the World - Mexico (Monterrey)
  • April 17 - April 23, 2017
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Wheels for the World - China (Liaoning)
  • May 13 - May 26, 2017
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Harvest Project

Is your church or organization called to serve people affected by disability around the world? Partner with Joni and Friends and receive up to 200 restored wheelchairs for your next mission trip!

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