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
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
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
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
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
Join FWM Partner, Mission Lutheran Church, as they Dash for Hope. On Sunday, May 18th a community of runners will assemble at Laguna Niguel Regional Park to transform lives through the work of seven charities connected to Mission in Motion. As one of the benefiting charities, Free Wheelchair Mission invites you to join and encourage … Continue reading The Dash For Hope — Sunday May 18th!
Greetings and happy Friday Monday! Last week we told you the story of Mike in Gabon and how a wheelchair had impacted his life. We received an amazing email from Viola, a supporter of ours in British Columbia, who was especially touched by Mike’s story. She told us about her own experience and why FWM was … Continue reading Monday Recap: Why I Give