Wheels for the World™
Wheels for the World provides life-changing mobility and the hope of the Gospel to people impacted by disability worldwide.
Providing the Gift of Mobility
A person with limited mobility is tragically often excluded from life in their community because they have no way of moving around. But the gift of a wheelchair literally lifts someone from the dirt to a seat of dignity and opportunity.
Wheels for the World provides life-changing 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, manual wheelchairs across the United States.
Wheelchairs are restored at 15 federal, state, and private correctional facilities in 10 different states, and we're looking to grow. Inmates are trained to restore wheelchairs to like-new condition.
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.
Each recipient receives a custom-fit wheelchair and is presented with the Gospel message. Recipents also receive a Bible in their language, training in wheelchair use and upkeep, and they are connected with a local Christ-honoring church.
The heart of the former Mayan civilization, this captivating Central American country is known for its volcanic terrain, colorful textiles, and natural beauty. The indigenous people are exceptionally warm and welcoming despite experiencing decades of economic inequality and challenging environmental shocks. Currently 75% of the population live below the poverty line, many of whom live with a disability. On this outreach, you will serve the area of Guatemala City, meeting people’s basic need for mobility and sharing the love and message of Jesus Christ along the way. You will see how a wheelchair can be a transformative gift that brings hope and opportunity to an individual affected by a disability. Use your unique skill set to provide mobility equipment to those in need by serving as a seating specialist, mechanic, support staff, or interpreter. Outreach costs are all-inclusive.
Dominican Republic is the second largest nation in the Caribbean and shares the beautiful island of Hispaniola with its neighbor, Haiti. Appearance and image are very important to the vibrant Dominican people and serve as indicators of success and social class. Family members often hide relatives with disabilities in their homes to avoid judgement from their community.