Google Gives Back
A team of 14 volunteers from Google offices in Irvine, California, assembled 20 wheelchairs on June 26th as part of GoogleServe, an annual service event in which Google staff members give back to the community.
Wheelchairs Reach Iraq
Our new Distribution Partner, Christian Aid Program Northern Iraq (CAPNI), received their first container of wheelchairs, thanks to your generosity and prayers.
Ambassadors Lifting Lives
Ambassadors across the country continue to raise awareness of the worldwide need for wheelchairs, hosting or organizing events at places such as River Roast, a popular establishment in Chicago, and a home on the shores of Lake Forest, California. Nearly 200 people will receive the gift of a wheelchair, thanks to these two events alone!
Facebook Fundraisers Go Live
You can now raise funds for wheelchairs on your birthday or other special occasion by starting a fundraiser on Facebook. It’s easy — visit this page to learn how.
In Print and On-Air
Free Wheelchair Mission appeared in the pages of HomeFront Magazine, USA Today, Delta Sky, and Modern Luxury Orange County. On June 21st, NPR Los Angeles aired a radio interview with Don Schoendorfer, while the documentary, Because No One Should Have to Crawl, began airing on PBS stations in selected cities. Check this page regularly for upcoming air times.
21 Wheelchair Containers Arrive at Port
Because of you, 11,170 wheelchairs arrived at port in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Paraguay, Guyana, Moldova, Uganda, Kenya, Iraq, Pakistan, China, and Vietnam.