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.

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 10 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 Argentina

Join us in serving the Lord in beautiful Argentina. As the 8th largest country in the world, the nation of Argentina is blessed with extensive fertile lands and rich natural resources, with its name coming from the Latin “argentum”, meaning silver. The geography stretches from deserts at the Bolivian border, to tropical jungles at Iguazu Falls to the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere – Mt. Aconcagua. Argentina is known for its dance culture and most notably the Argentine Tango.

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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, El Salvador is the smallest, most densely populated country in Central America. In a land whose name translates to “The Savior”, you will have opportunities to share the love and message of our true Savior – Jesus Christ – with those affected by disability.

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Wheels for the World Peru 1 (Piura)

Join our short-term missions team and serve in the biodiverse, South American country of Peru. Peru has a unique and beautiful culture that is deeply rooted in its history as the birthplace of several ancient civilizations. On this outreach you will provide mobility equipment and work alongside local therapists and mechanics to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people with disabilities and their families.

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Wheels for the World™ Cuba 2 (Havana)

Join us as we serve in the largest, most populated island in the Caribbean, the Republic of Cuba. On this Outreach you will experience the extraordinary hospitality and warmth of the local people and have opportunities to explore and learn about their historic culture. You will work alongside representatives from Cuban churches and the country’s National Disability Organization to custom-fit wheelchairs and provide life-changing mobility and hope to those affected by disability.

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Wheels for the World™ India (Herbertpur)

This rapidly growing country has a multidimensional culture shaped by several world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. The ancient caste system greatly impacts the population’s behaviors and perceptions and there is a highly segregated rich and poor class. Those with a physical disability are frequently discriminated against and are often referred as “untouchables” in their communities. On this outreach you will travel to multiple cities throughout the country a provide a life-changing wheelchair and the message of Christ to hundreds of people affected by disability along the way.

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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 East, Jordan has taken in thousands of refugees from neighboring countries making it an exceptionally diverse nation. In some cities, the population has doubled in the past decade and now more than ever people are in need of disability resources and mobility equipment.

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Wheels for the World™ Peru 2 (Arequipa)

Join our short-term missions team and serve in the biodiverse, South American country of Peru. Peru has a unique and beautiful culture that is deeply rooted in its history as the birthplace of several ancient civilizations. On this outreach you will provide mobility equipment and work alongside local therapists and mechanics to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people with disabilities and their families.

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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 Cape Horn. A long, narrow country, with the Andes range dominating the landscape it has a wide variety of climates, from the coastal desert beginning in the tropical north to the cold subantarctic southern tip. Chile is the first country to conduct the country-wide implementation of the Model Disability Survey (MDS) as part of the Second National Study on Disability (ENDISC II). Join the first Wheels for the World Outreach to Chile.

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