Why donate wheelchairs, mobility aids and durable medical equipment?
There are a number of very good reasons why you should donate wheelchairs,
mobility aids, your time or money to Wheels of Hope in support of our
mission to raise the poor (with disabilities) from the dust and give
them a place of physical dignity, spiritual restoration and capability
in Christ. Some of those reasons are physical, some of them are spiritual,
some are material – but they all make good sense! A few of them
are listed below:
- In the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Testament, God walks with Adam & Eve
in the Garden and gives them dominion over all things. We as their descendants
still have that charge upon us – to take care of the world that was given
to us. In this age of shrinking landfill space and diminishing resources, why
throw away gently-used wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and the like when they
can be recycled and given to someone who has desperate need of them right now?
Reduce – Reuse - Recycle!
- One of Jesus’ most endearing, wise and practical teachings was “to
do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Or, in the non-King
James language of today – “treat people the way you wish to be treated.” Think
of all the battles, heartaches and tragedies that would have and still could
be prevented if people followed this teaching of our Lord! If YOU found yourself
unable to walk effectively – a necessary ability for transportation, food
acquisition, employment, etc. – wouldn’t you want someone to give
YOU the tools to get around in your physical world? Even if you have no used
mobility equipment to donate, our warehouse in Canton, Ohio always has need of
volunteers for cleaning & sorting donations, repairing wheelchairs and other
mobility aids, and packing and unpacking shipments from contributors and to our
third-world brothers and sisters awaiting our help.
- “The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you
did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Enough
- Since 1997, we’ve been a registered 501(C)3 tax-exempt non-profit
in the United States of America. When you donate your financial resources to
Wheels of Hope (link to: PayPal donations page), 100% of your donation is tax
deductible, which means we benefit, our brothers and sisters in third-world countries
benefit, and YOU benefit. Talk about a synergistic relationship!
If you have a gently used wheelchair or other related durable medical
— such as collapsible walkers, rollators, bedside commodes
chairs, grab bars, or Physical Therapy equipment
that you would like to donate, please e-mail
our Operations Director, Patrick Rimke at firstname.lastname@example.org Wheelchair
donations are greatly appreciated and always needed!
NOTE: We cannot pick up your equipment unless you live within
25 miles of the warehouse. Shipping a wheelchair via UPS Ground
first, as we may be able to
arrage pick-up through a partnering ministry near you.
Email Patrick for
directions and accommodations, should you wish to visit Wheels of
We rely on financial gifts
If God should direct you, please make a donation to
defray the costs of collecting, refurbishing and distributing wheelchairs
through Wheels of Hope. For more information, visit our contribute page
for this and other ways to help.
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