BENEFITING: WHEELCHAIRS 4 KIDS INC
Wheelchairs 4 Kids is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities by providing wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications as well as other assistive equipment at no charge to the families.
We are initiating our recurring gift program and hope to enlist 250 people to commit to donating $15 per month. If we all work together, we can change lives! In return, we will send you an insulated lunch bag emblazoned with the Wheelchairs 4 Kids logo to show your commitment to helping kids with physical disabilities. We will also send you our quarterly online e-news blast introducing you to some of the kids you have helped and what we have been up to! Just be sure to click the "Monthly" button to make your donation a recurring donation. Or click any of the blue buttons for a one-time donation.
Many children living with physical disabilities are in wheelchairs that are too small, in disrepair, or do not fit the needs of the child. Children outgrow their wheelchairs before government or insurance programs will allow for a replacement - on average 5 years! Not only is it unsafe for a child to be in a chair that is inadequate for their needs, but it can impact their health in numerous ways including scoliosis, respiratory problems and pressure sores. In addition, families are faced with trying to care for their special needs children in homes that have not been modified to meet their specific circumstances. Imagine trying to lift your teenager in and out of bed or a bathtub without assistive devices or a modified bathroom. Picture a child in a home where they can't get upstairs. Wheelchairs 4 Kids is prepared to address this much neglected need. But we can't do it without you.
We also have an inclusion program called "Wheely Fun Days" that gets our kids out in the community to enjoy activities such as attending baseball games, going behind the scenes at the Grand Prix to meet the drivers, or even meeting Winter the Dolphin up close and personal! We even took them water-skiing using adaptive equipment! Many of our kids are isolated socially. It is our goal to increase awareness that they share the same hopes and dreams as their able-bodied friends and like to discuss the same topics whether it be sports, movies or even celebrity crushes!
Wheelchairs 4 Kids is meeting the needs of physically disabled children and their families. We have become the "go to" agency of physical therapists, UCP, Children's Medical Services and other advocacy groups for mobility challenged youth. Please take a moment and visit our website at www.Wheelchairs4kids.org. You can see our financials there in the "About" drop down menu. We are very proud that over 80% of all funding goes into programs - not administrative costs.
We also invite you to become a fan of our Facebook page and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. We hope that you will consider our mission and the children we serve deserving of your participation. For more info, please call (727) 946-0963. Thank you and please share!