The Wheelchair Foundation was founded as a non-profit organization by Ken Behring in June of 2000. The mission is to provide a wheelchair to every man, woman, and child in the world who needs but cannot afford one. In March of 2001, Rotary became an important partner in the Wheelchair Foundation. To date there have been approximately 850,000 wheelchairs distributed to people in need in more than 155 countries. This is an amazing result in only ten years of fundraising and distribution. Rotary has enjoyed some precious moments of fellowship serving humanity when distributing the wheelchairs. Fellow Rotarian in the Bonita Springs Noon Club, Steve Agius, has been instrumental in leading our District 6960 toward generating awareness, enthusiasm, and executing Rotary action on the Wheelchair Project.
Our Club has generously supported the Wheelchair Foundation year after year. You can participate as well. By a donation of $100, you can have a wheelchair purchased in yours or a loved one’s name that will be delivered to a person in need. The donation form is available right here WheelchairDonationForm. Thank you very much.