Providing the Gift of Mobility
People with limited mobility are tragically often excluded from life in their communities because they have no way of moving around. Receiving a wheelchair allows them to attend school and church, therefore becoming part of their communities and villages, changing their lives forever.
You can get involved by donating a used wheelchair, serving on an international outreach, or giving to provide a wheelchair along with the Gospel to somone in need. Each wheelchair costs just $150 to send!
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.