What We Do
Granting mobility and freedom to thousands of children in need
Wheelchairs For Kids is an entirely volunteer-based not-for-profit organisation that designs, builds and distributes rough terrain wheelchairs to children living with disabilities around the world, at no cost to the recipient. Since 1998, we’ve donated more than 46,000 wheelchairs to 90 locations globally, with the help of more than 750 volunteers who donate their time and expertise at our workshop in Perth. Our wheelchairs are purpose built to withstand the rugged topographies of countries like Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bosnia, Ethiopia and Mozambique, where disability rates are high and many families can’t afford or access the support they need.
Wheelchairs For Kids designs, builds and distributes rough terrain wheelchairs to children living with disabilities around the world, at no cost to the recipient.
Designed with safety, strength and durability in mind, our all-terrain wheelchairs are manufactured by our team of passionate and hardworking volunteers at our Wangara workshop, under the supervision of our Workshop Manager.
At Wheelchairs For Kids, we’re proud to have given the lifechanging gift of mobility to more than 46,000 children in 90 countries, granting the world’s most vulnerable children a renewed sense of dignity hope and independence.
Wheelchairs for Kids is led by a passionate, hardworking team of volunteers, the majority of whom are senior citizens. Up to 800 people currently volunteer at Wheelchairs for Kids (200 in the workshop and 600 at home).
Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population are among the nation’s most marginalised people—and those with a disability are doubly disadvantaged, facing even greater economic inequality and diminished health outcomes..
We distribute wheelchairs worldwide through a network of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that have ongoing humanitarian relief missions in the countries of wheelchair destination.
Research & Development
Wheelchairs For Kids works with leading engineers, scientists and disability advocates to continually upgrade and improve our technology, so we can keep changing the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.