Wheelchair Arrivals

December 2022

Thanks to your generosity, 20 containers of wheelchairs arrived at their destinations during the month of December. Soon, 10,420 lives will be transformed in Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Kenya, Pakistan, Somaliland, South Sudan, and Vietnam.

Mobility Presentations

December 2

Free Wheelchair Mission held a presentation at Influencers OC (pictured above), a men’s group of about 60-70 that meets in Irvine, California. Afterwards, the group asked us to share this message: “Bless you for doing such a great work!”

That same day, Free Wheelchair Mission also presented at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Forum in Carlsbad, California.

Meaningful Gifts

December 4

Many thanks to La Jolla Community Church for hosting a table for us at their Alternative Christmas Fair in La Jolla, California.

Free Wheelchair Mission was also featured in “Your Ultimate List of Meaningful Gifts that Keep Giving” by the Ethel-AARP. Read the article here.

Our Founder on National Television

December 6

Free Wheelchair Mission Founder and President Don Schoendorfer appeared on Good Morning America 3 to talk about his new book, Miracle Wheels. In case you missed it, you can watch the segment here.

Don was also featured in this segment on CFN (Catholic Faith Network), starting at the 30:20 minute mark.

A Unique Interview

December 7

Our founder and president, Don Schoendorfer, was featured in RAPT Interviews, which “spotlights Christian risk takers by asking them deep and distinctive questions.”

Read the interview here.

A Story from the Dominican Republic

December 9

Nicasio, age 58, used to work hard as a farmer to provide for the family but had to stop when complications from diabetes and an infected wound led to the amputation of his left leg.

It has been a challenging time for Nicasio and his family—but thanks to you, this is not the end of his story.

Read more about Nicasio on our blog.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

December 11

Don Schoendorfer (above, left) spoke at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Laguna Beach, California. St. Mary’s was excited to partner with us for the first time and raised funds to transform 40 lives!

For ways that your church can partner with Free Wheelchair Mission to provide mobility to those in need, please visit this page.

Container Arrival in Brazil

December 15

The Rotary Club of Maringá—Parque do Ingá, a distribution partner of ours in Brazil, received and unloaded two containers of wheelchairs. To date, we have shipped nearly 10,000 wheelchairs to our distribution partners in Brazil.

Our Partnership in Jamaica

December 19

Food For the Poor, our distribution partner in Jamaica, issued a press release about their partnership with us, which began in 2014 and has transformed more than 36,000 lives with the gift of mobility.

Read the full press release here.

Charisma News Podcast

December 22

Host John Matarazzo interviewed Free Wheelchair Mission Founder and President Don Schoendorfer, who shared how lives are changed through the power of obedience to the Lord.

Listen to the episode here.

Charity Matters Hero

December 28

The Charity Matters Podcast, which “shares the stories of innovators, entrepreneurs and inspiring modern-day heroes who set out to solve the problems of humanity with their incredible journeys of service,” included our founder, Don Schoendorfer, as one of their Heroes of 2022.

Listen to the podcast episode here.