Wheelchair Arrivals

January 2022

Because of you, three containers of wheelchairs arrived in El Salvador, Nepal, and Vietnam, with more en route to India and Pakistan.

Podcast With Our CEO

January 7

CEO Nuka Solomon was interviewed by the Wisdom for Nonprofits Podcast for the episode titled, “How to Grow a Nonprofit with an International Footprint.”

Visit Spotify to listen to this 39-minute episode.

Church Campaign Launch

January 21

Students at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach launched a Free Wheelchair Mission awareness and fundraising campaign for January Catholic Schools Week, with a goal to raise 100 wheelchairs and learn about the five countries in our VBS curriculum as our global neighbors. 

Visit this page for ways your church or school can get involved, or download our free VBS curriculum here.

Signing With Our Second Manufacturer

January 21

Free Wheelchair Mission signed with Krypton Industries Limited as our second manufacturer. Based in India, the Krypton factory will help alleviate some of our supply-chain issues once the production of our wheelchairs begins.

Ambassador Birthday Fundraiser

January 23

Free Wheelchair Mission ambassador Ashley Caveda held a birthday fundraiser on Facebook and raised enough funds to provide 75 wheelchairs! Special thanks to Ashley and all of her supporters.

If you would like to hold a fundraiser on Facebook or Instagram, visit this page for detailed instructions.

Wheelhouse Webinar

January 26

Our most recent webinar, “Mobility in Uganda,” featured stories, videos, and firsthand accounts from our local distribution partner, Francis Mugwanya, the founder of Father’s Heart Mobility Ministry.

In case you missed it, you can watch the webinar replay here.

Welcome to the Board

January 26

Free Wheelchair Mission welcomed Mark Hedstrom to our Board of Directors. Mark brings more than 40 years of experience in the financial sector for both private and public companies, and recently retired after 27 years as the Executive Vice President, CFO & COO of Colony Capital, Inc. 

New Partner Training

January 28

FURMEX, a new distribution partner in Mexico, completed remote training with 30 participants from 11 different locations throughout the country. They sent messages of gratitude and appreciation, and expressed how much they care about their wheelchair program and want to do well.