The American Wheelchair Mission delivers wheelchairs to physically disabled children, teens and adults throughout the world.
We deliver brand new, high quality wheelchairs by entire sea containers.
The brand new wheelchairs we deliver in 6 sizes (14, 16, 18, 20, 22 & 24 inch seat widths) would sell for over $500 in a medical supply store, but because we ship by 280 wheelchair containers from the factories directly to the country of delivery, we can do this at an average price of $150 each.
For each $150 donation we receive, we can deliver a wheelchair and send the donor a beautiful folder with a certificate of thanks that can be personalized as a gift in honor or memory of a loved one, and a photo of a person who has received a wheelchair.
For sponsors interested in delivering an entire container of wheelchairs to a specific country or region, a gift of $42,000 will deliver a container of 280 wheelchairs to destinations on our list of approved countries. A donation of $16,500 will deliver a container of 110 wheelchairs to destinations within the lower 48 United States. A logo or short text of the donor’s choice will be stitched onto the back of each wheelchair when sponsored by a container. At retail, these containers of wheelchairs are valued at $140,000 and $55,000. (Alaska, Hawaii, and some foreign destinations require additional transportation funding)
The wheelchairs we deliver allow children with physical disabilities to go to school for the first time, adults to go to work to provide for their families and the elderly to get out of a bed that they may have been confined to for years at a time.
Our mission is to deliver a wheelchair or mobility aid to every person in the world who is in need but cannot afford one. Over 100 million people worldwide need a wheelchair or mobility aid but cannot afford one! Our gift delivers Hope, Dignity, Freedom and Independence.
We estimate that each wheelchair delivered changes and improves an average of 10 lives!
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