National Volunteer Appreciation Week––April 15-21, 2018

Free Wheelchair Mission wouldn’t be where it is today without all of our volunteers. From administrative work at the office to assembling wheelchairs on the field, from hosting fundraisers at their homes to hosting videos online, volunteers serve humbly behind the scenes, using their time, talents, and treasures to help give the gift of mobility … Continue reading National Volunteer Appreciation Week––April 15-21, 2018

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Meet 1st Grade Philanthropist, Reagan

It’s always inspiring to see what children can do when they set their minds on achieving a goal. Meet Reagan, a first-grader who lives in Ketchum, Idaho. Last summer, she attended a Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Bigwood Church, where, as part of the curriculum, they showed the children a video about Free Wheelchair Mission … Continue reading Meet 1st Grade Philanthropist, Reagan

In Her Own Words: A Donor Story

We often share stories about wheelchair recipients, but what about stories from wheelchair givers? We asked Eleanor T., a high school student from California, to share some thoughts on a recent vision trip that she took with her family to Peru. Eleanor first gave a wheelchair three years ago, when she was moved to donate … Continue reading In Her Own Words: A Donor Story

Serving Without Borders

As you know, our mission depends on volunteers all over the world, from assisting with administrative work at our offices to wheelchair assembly and distribution in each of our recipient countries. We also have volunteers doing important work from coffee shops, offices, or perhaps even their living room sofas. Though you might not be able … Continue reading Serving Without Borders

#2wksoflove Day 7: Compassion

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.  (1 Peter 3:8 NIV) Love involves sympathy, compassion, and humility. Whom can you show compassion towards today? Suggestions: Visit residents at a nursing home. Reach out to someone you know is having a hard time. Give towards a good cause. … Continue reading #2wksoflove Day 7: Compassion

#2wksoflove Day 5: Love in Action

If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?  Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:17-18 NIV) We’re called to love with actions, … Continue reading #2wksoflove Day 5: Love in Action

Building Community and Confidence

As Christmas Day draws near, we’re reminded that the greatest gift ever given to the world came to us as a child. Giving It Back To Kids (GIBTK), our distribution partner in southern Vietnam, believes that every child is a gift and deserves an education. One of the children whom they’re serving is seven-year-old Ha … Continue reading Building Community and Confidence