Wheels for the World™

Wheels for the World provides life-changing mobility and the hope of the Gospel to people impacted by disability worldwide.

Wheels for the World™

Wheels for the World provides life-changing mobility and the hope of the Gospel to people impacted by disability worldwide.

Wheels for the World™

Wheels for the World provides life-changing mobility and the hope of the Gospel to people impacted by disability worldwide.

Wheels for the World™

Wheels for the World provides life-changing mobility and the hope of the Gospel to people impacted by disability worldwide.

March is Wheelchair Collection Month!

More than
million
people worldwide need a wheelchair...
...yet only
%
have access to one.

Do you have a wheelchair that’s no longer in use?

Donate a wheelchair at the Joni and Friends IDC Wheelchair Drive on March 27th or find a drive near you!

Joni and Friends COVID-19 Response

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.

Ways to Help

Donate a Wheelchair

We accept donations of many types of mobility devices.

Volunteer

Apply to serve on a Wheels for the World™ outreach.

Support a Volunteer

Donate to a family member or friend attending a Wheels for the World outreach.

Harvest Project

Provides restored wheelchairs to approved faith-based organizations.

How Wheels for the World™ Works

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STEP 1

Collection

Volunteers, known as "Chair Corps," collect used, manual 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

Restoration

Wheelchairs are restored at 15 federal, state, and private correctional facilities in 12 different states, and we're looking to grow. Inmates are trained to restore wheelchairs to like-new condition.

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STEP 3

Transportation

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.

 

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STEP 4

Distribution

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.

Upcoming Outreaches

Wheels for the World™ – Thailand

Join us in serving the Lord in the beautiful nation of Thailand. Known as “The Land of…

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Wheels for the World™ – Peru (Tumbes)

Join our short-term missions team and serve in the biodiverse, South American country of Peru. Peru has…

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Wheels for the World™ – El Salvador 2

With an area slightly smaller than the state of Massachusetts and a population of over 6 million,…

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Wheels for the World™ – Cuba 2 (Ciego de Avila)

Join us as we serve in the largest, most populated island in the Caribbean, the Republic of…

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Wheels for the World™ – Guatemala 2

The heart of the former Mayan civilization, this captivating Central American country is known for its volcanic…

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Wheels for the World™ – Chile

Chile extends approximately 2,700 miles from its boundary with Peru to the tip of South America at…

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Wheels for the World™ – Brazil (Abreu e Lima)

Join us in serving people with disabilities in the diverse country of Brazil. While perceptions about the…

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Wheels for the World™ – Jordan

Join us in serving the Lord in the Kingdom of Jordan. As conflicts increase in the Middle…

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