Do you have an old wheelchair or set of crutches lying around? We are seeking donations of mobility devices in any condition for donation to Wheels for the World, a nonprofit that seeks to provide life-changing mobility to persons with limited mobility around the world.
“The need for wheelchairs is immense,” said Jason Holden, Director of Wheels for the World at Joni and Friends. “Tens of thousands of wheelchairs are thrown out each year across the United States, while more than 70 million people around the world are in need of one. In less-resourced countries, a person with limited mobility is often relegated to a back bedroom with no access to attend school, go to work, or be part of their community. But the gift of a wheelchair changes everything – a wheelchair literally lifts someone out of the dirt and into a seat of dignity and opportunity.”
The Joni and Friends Wheels for the World program was founded by Joni Eareckson Tada in 1994. By the close of 2020, Joni and Friends will have provided more than 200,000 wheelchairs and Bibles to people impacted by disability around the globe. This month, the ministry is encouraging everyone to donate used manual wheelchairs and other mobility devices to Wheels for the World for a tax-deductible receipt. Donated items will be restored to like-new condition and distributed by a team of physical therapists to people who could otherwise never afford a wheelchair. We are honored to be a local partner right here in Metrowest to help them fulfill their vision to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community and to communicate the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring Churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities.
TCC is collecting donations of the following mobility devices:
- Manual wheelchairs
- Aluminum walkers
- Crutches and canes
- Wheelchair parts such as footrests, trays, and seat cushions
Drop-off Monday-Friday 9A-2:30P or Sunday 9A-12P
For more information contact Cindy Leonard: 508-653-3743