Look At All You’ve Helped Accomplish In April

 Houston Girl Scouts Rally for Mobility On April 16th, more than 50 Girl Scouts from seven different troops came to Summer Creek Baptist Church in Houston to hear about the global need for wheelchairs and learn ways they can make a difference in the world. First Anniversary Giving the Gift of Mobility Thanks to Right … Continue reading Look At All You’ve Helped Accomplish In April

[VIDEO] Don’s Interview on ABC News

On Monday, April 2, 2018, Free Wheelchair Mission Founder and President Don Schoendorfer was interviewed on ABC 7 News Los Angeles. The segment is posted in its entirety on our Facebook page  — while you’re there, please “like” and share the video with your friends. One of the best ways you can help give the … Continue reading [VIDEO] Don’s Interview on ABC News

Monthly Recap – January 2018

Wheelchair Arrivals Because of your generosity, 3,968 wheelchairs arrived by ocean container in Haiti, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, and Vietnam. Test Track Installation Complete Developed in partnership with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and RPM & Associates, this test track will provide valuable data that will ultimately benefit the people … Continue reading Monthly Recap – January 2018

Monthly Recap-November 2017

Greetings, and happy Friday! Click here for a holiday message on video. Exclusive Screenings Audiences in Boston, Massachusetts; Madison, Connecticut; and Newport Beach, California got a sneak peek at the upcoming Visionaries / PBS documentary, Because No One Should Have to Crawl, chronicling the journey to delivering the one-millionth wheelchair. For future screening dates and … Continue reading Monthly Recap-November 2017

Journey to the Mosquito Coast

Greetings, and happy Friday! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As I reflect upon this past year, I find much to be thankful for. I’m grateful that over one million lives have been impacted by the gift of a wheelchair, thanks to your prayers and generosity. I’m thankful for our distribution partners, who … Continue reading Journey to the Mosquito Coast

Monthly Recap – September 2017

Greetings, Several weeks ago, a team returned from distributing wheelchairs in Peru, where they met a young woman named Nicole. Team member Sharon Lewis reports: “Like most other 18-year-olds, Nicole has a dream for her future: she wants to work with children. Nicole’s easygoing, patient style, and her confidence and wit, will bring great qualities … Continue reading Monthly Recap – September 2017

What’s happening in Kenya?

In 2014, we sent a representative to Kenya to study the performance of wheelchairs in a relatively challenging environment. Rutted dirt roads. Potholes. Furniture nestled in tight spaces. These are just some of the obstacles navigated by wheelchair users there each day. The study gave us deeper insight that helped us make further improvements to … Continue reading What’s happening in Kenya?

From Four to One Million

This past week, Free Wheelchair Mission gave away our one-millionth wheelchair. I am awed and humbled to bear witness to this momentous occasion, made possible by God's grace and your partnership with us. It seems like only yesterday that I was on a mission trip to India, bringing four wheelchairs that I constructed in my … Continue reading From Four to One Million

Stuck in the Rain

As I write this, we are just a few thousand units shy of distributing our one-millionth wheelchair. One million… The thought of this leaves me awed and humbled. It’s not a sense of achievement that moves me, however. It’s the thought that every one of the million represents an individual whose life has been touched … Continue reading Stuck in the Rain

Renewing Joy

In Latin America, many young people look forward to the opportunity to meet with friends and dance the night away on Fridays and Saturdays. Others live for Sundays, when they can go to church and serve. Julia used to enjoy all of these activities. Her daughter, Yamileth, describes her as a “very spirited person” who … Continue reading Renewing Joy