Wangara-based charity organisation donates 40,000th wheelchair

April 23, 2018 by  

Wheelchairs for Kids, a charity based in Wangara known for its logo design of a cartoon wheelchair with a smiley face, has recently donated its 40,000th chair to a disabled child in Nepal.

The Wheelchairs for Kids charity is a project of the Rotary Club of Scarborough in WA and is fully run by volunteers, most of them retirees. The charity is funded purely by donations from kind individuals, the community, government bodies, businesses, schools and clubs.

The volunteer-run project aims to change lives of young people facing disabilities and poverty and has been in operation for around 20 years. To date, the efforts of the organisation have managed to improve the quality of life of 40,000 disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, providing them with the essential tool for moving around more independently. This is true to the motto of the organisation:

“We listen, we care, we give to disabled children and their families around the world”.

According to Bob Sheridan, workshop co-ordinator at Wheelchairs For Kids, the charity was founded to provide wheelchairs to underprivileged children in under-resourced countries. These children provide huge motivation for the volunteers to serve this meaningful cause. He also added that the 40,000th wheelchairs milestone of the organisation was a meaningful one, indicating that the organisation was “getting the job done at a reasonable rate”.