Greetings, and happy Friday!

Click here for a holiday message on video.

Exclusive Screenings

Audiences in Boston, Massachusetts; Madison, Connecticut; and Newport Beach, California got a sneak peek at the upcoming Visionaries / PBS documentary, Because No One Should Have to Crawl, chronicling the journey to delivering the one-millionth wheelchair.

For future screening dates and locations, stay tuned via our events page.

Shipping Status Report

A total of 4,076 wheelchairs arrived at port in Peru, Nicaragua, Ukraine, Syria, Uzbekistan, and China last month, thanks to your generosity.

Francis Visits from Uganda

Francis Mugwanya, founder and director of Father’s Heart Mobility Ministry, shared powerful stories of lives transformed by the wheelchairs you’ve supplied to Uganda.

Share This® Fundraiser

On November 16th, The Bruery donated $1 of every full pour, bottle to-go, and growler fill of beer from their Share This® series to give wheelchairs to people living with disabilities in developing nations.


The County of Orange, California, awarded a Certificate of Recognition for the one million wheelchairs you’ve donated so far, and Ministry Voice named Free Wheelchair Mission a “Most Trusted Nonprofit,” a designation given to 92 of over 1.57 million registered nonprofits in the USA.

The Test Track Arrives

The new test track arrived from South Dakota and will be assembled after the holidays.

Special thanks to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and RPM & Associates for the countless hours of hard work they’ve poured into this project, which will allow us to gather valuable data and make adjustments for the benefit of our wheelchair users.

New Distribution Partners

Three organizations joined our team of distribution partners:

  • Iraq: CAPNI, a medically-focused Christian NGO serving displaced people in the Middle East.
  • Kenya: Bethany Kids, whose mission is to transform the lives of African children with surgical conditions and disabilities through pediatric surgery, rehabilitation, public education, spiritual ministry, and training.
  • Mozambique: Food for the Hungry, in partnership with ADEMO, an organization that advocates for people with disabilities.
These exciting developments have been made possible because of friends like you. Thank you for your continued support.

Don Schoendorfer

PS: Looking for meaningful gifts to give this holiday season? Consider Free Wheelchair Mission Christmas gift cards.