Providing the Gift of Mobility
Tragically, a person with limited mobility is often excluded from life in their community simply because they have no way of moving around. A wheelchair removes isolation, lifting someone from the dirt into a seat of dignity and opportunity. Wheels for the World provides the gift of mobility along with the hope of the Gospel to people impacted by disability around the world. You can get involved by donating a wheelchair, serving on an international outreach, or giving so that wheelchairs can be restored and sent to someone in need.
How Wheels for the World Works
Volunteers, known as "Chair Corps", collect used, but restorable, wheelchairs across the United States.
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.
Wheels for the World currently restores wheelchairs at 15 federal, state, and private correctional facilities located in 12 different states, and we're looking to grow. Inmates are trained to restore wheelchairs to like-new condition.
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.