March is Wheelchair Collection Month!
Donate a used wheelchair that will change a life!
Wheels for the World
Wheels for the World provides the gift of mobility and along with hope of the gospel to people affected by disability worldwide.
Family Retreats offer a haven for families impacted by disability. In a fully accessible camp environment, families are cared for, rejuvenated, and encouraged in Christ.
International Family Retreats
In partnership with local churches, International Family Retreats provide Christ-centered care and encouragement in an accessible camp environment for families affected by disability in developing countries.
Cause 4 Life, Global Missions and Internships
Cause 4 Life equips students for leadership in disability ministry. Through hands-on internships, students learn how to impact their churches and communities for Christ, advocating for justice and equality for all people affected by disability.
Church Engagement partners with churches to help create a disability-welcoming environment, providing resources and disability ministry training.
Christian Institute on Disability
The Christian Institute on Disability is the leading authority on disability-related issues from a biblical perspective, offering higher education, ministry training, and public policy that promotes a biblical understanding of life, human dignity, and the value of all individuals.
Joni and Friends radio provides hope and encouragement through Joni Eareckson Tada’s “Joni and Friends” and “Diamonds in the Dust” radio programs.
News, Stories, Inspiration
Everyone Can Help
You may have noticed that during the month of March, Joni and Friends has been talking about how we’re working to solve the mobility crisis through nationwide wheelchair collection events. This includes a wheelchair drive near our Joni and Friends Headquarters on Friday, March 29th! Everyone in the community can get involved in collecting wheelchairs!…
Share God’s Love with the People of Romania!
Come share God’s love with families affected by disability in Romania! Around the world, families impacted by disability face extraordinary challenges. In countries where we serve, families coping with disability are often excluded from local community life. Joni and Friends is able to offer hope and help to struggling families through International Family Retreats! The…
Dave and Carol’s Bountiful Blessings
Dave and Carol Kaufman were – quite literally – called to collect wheelchairs for Wheels for the World. One day,as they were listening to a local Christian radio station, Joni and Friends came on the air asking for a volunteer with a box truck to help pick up local wheelchair donations. They were immediately struck…
Peace Amid the Dangers of Haiti
In Haiti, the Joni and Friends Wheels for the World team began each day with a devotional. It was a time to share the excitement of the previous day and also encourage one another to continue the good work. Philippians 4:6 was shared, “Do not be anxious about anything.” Little did the team know, God…
An Unexpected Diagnosis: Moving from Fear to Hope
When Shauna arrived at the doctor’s office for her four-month ultrasound, the question on her mind was what color to paint the nursery. But after an unexpected diagnosis of Down syndrome, she and her husband left with more questions than answers. “I pinched myself. I literally pinched myself. The one and only time I’ve done…
Rock My Socks!
Most mornings, I don’t have to think hard about my footwear. Since my socks and shoes don’t get worn out from walking, they last for years! Yet today, I spent a little extra time getting dressed. It’s because I want to Rock my Socks! Here at Joni and Friends, and even across the globe, people…
No Longer on the Island of Disability
God sets the lonely in families (Psalm 68:6). This looks different for each person, of course. For me, my husband, and our children… Well, we felt isolated and alone – living on the island of disability – when our third baby was diagnosed with Down syndrome. In those early days of Sarah’s life, it was…
Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day!
World Down Syndrome Day is fast approaching! Every March 21st people all over the planet celebrate World Down Syndrome Day – a global opportunity to raise awareness about Down syndrome and showcase all of the amazing ways people with Down syndrome make the world a better place. Down syndrome is also known as trisomy 21…
Ken Vineyard’s Gift
Frank Costello, a dear friend of Joni and Friends, had a passion for collecting wheelchairs. With an enthusiastic drive, a generous heart, and a profound calling to serve with Wheels for the World, Frank was a natural leader and recruited many new Chair Corps volunteers! But when Frank became ill in 2011, he knew he had…
Join the Joni and Friends Chair Corps
The Joni and Friends Chair Corps team spans across the country on one mission… to collect used wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and canes. These items are restored and delivered to people impacted by disability in developing countries. Every wheelchair collected is the opportunity for someone to experience the love and hope of Jesus Christ! Help us provide mobility to the more…