Rolling out support worldwide
From the hilltribe villages of Myanmar to the desert terrain of Morocco to the Pilbara region of Western Australia, our influence around the world has been widespread—providing mobility to thousands of children and families in need, regardless of location, race or religion.
We partner with like-minded organisations to reach some of the most remote and rugged places on the planet.
Fostering connection and community for elderly volunteers in Australia
Around 800 retired men and women currently volunteer at Wheelchairs for Kids (250 in the workshop and 550 at home)—allowing us to minimise manufacturing and administrative costs and channel 100% of our funding towards our mission.
But it’s about more than costs. An essential part of Wheelchairs For Kids is fostering a sense of connection and belonging for our senior volunteers, many of whom report it is a ‘life-changing’ experience.
Studies show that benefits for elderly volunteers include
Decreased risk of cognitive disabilities, including Dementia
Higher levels of wellbeing
Lower rates of depression
Increased physical fitness
“We would like to say a big thank you for a gift of a wheelchair our daughter received from you last month, it will help her so much and reduces the burden of lifting her when going to church, school and other functions away from home.”