The The Wheelchair Foundation, a division of Behring Global Educational Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation, has a goal to provide a free wheelchair to every child, teen and adult worldwide who needs one but has no means to acquire one.
NuView IRA Delivers Mobility to Individuals in Nicaragua
A container of wheelchairs sponsored by NuView IRA of Orlando, Florida. Glen Mather, President and CEO of NuView IRA, has been a longtime supporter of Wheelchair Foundation. Mr. Mather has gotten his employees and clients involved in the joy of distributing wheelchairs to people in need, both at home and abroad. In prior years NuView has sponsored wheelchairs for the people of Guatemala. This distribution of wheelchairs for disabled and less fortunate of Nicaragua was realized through a partnership with the Rotary Club of Managua-Tiscapa (Club Rotario Managua-Tiscapa).
Thank you to Glen Mather, your staff, and the Rotary Club of Managua-Tiscapa for providing children, teens and adults in many parts of the world with the basic human right of mobility.
Charitable Group Del Corazon Donates $21,000 to Rotary’s Wheelchair Fund
This article was redistributed from it’s original article written by Jeb Bing of the Pleasanton Weekly and can be found here.
Del Corazon, a charitable group that raises money to assist the disabled, has donated $21,000 to the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, an amount that matches the $21,000 the club has already raised to purchase a container of 280 wheelchairs to deliver to Peru this year.
Del Corazon was started by Don Routh, Bill Wheeler of Black Tie Transportation and Josh Routh to support efforts that focus on helping those with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2016 alone, Del Corazon coordinated six wheelchair deliveries to Central and South America, contributing $94,500 to the effort.
The group also conducts the “From the Heart” schools program, which educates students and teachers about the challenges of the disabled through presentations, curriculum, a Wheelchair Week and fundraisers. Since 2009, 57 schools in Pleasanton and the San Ramon Valley, along with schools in Hayward, Concord and Oakland have participated.
To date, the program has raised $253,000 to purchase wheelchairs, and a number of students and teachers have traveled toCentral and South America to deliver them.
Wheeler, David Behring of the Wheelchair Foundation, Rotary District Governor Jeff Orth and school superintendent Rick Rubio joined in presenting the$21,000 check to the Rotary Club at its meeting Oct. 20.
Rotary District 6960 Steps Up to Support the Wheelchair Foundation
This article was originally written by Conric PR and can be found here.
Rotary District 6960 District Governor Cyndi Doragh is pleased to announce that the district has donated more than $140,000 to the Wheelchair Foundation in the past year. This level of funding will provide mobility to approximately 1,400 people in need through the foundation, which aims to provide a free wheelchair to every child, teen and adult worldwide who needs one but cannot afford one.
Since the early 2000s, Rotary has partnered with the foundation, which in 2015 delivered its one-millionth wheelchair since its inception. Upon assuming her position as District Governor, Doragh named the Wheelchair Foundation as the beneficiary of her year-long community service project, which culminated at the District Conference last month.
While most of District 6960’s wheelchairs had been delivered to needy countries in the Caribbean, Central America and parts of South America, Doragh turned the focus to the need within the Southwest Florida community. Under her leadership, the district’s 50 Rotary clubs accepted the challenge to provide 1,100 wheelchairs, at a cost of $110,000, over the course of the year. By the first of May, funding for approximately 900 wheelchairs had been raised.
Although we haven’t created a video like it in some time, “The Story of The Wheelchair Foundation”, shown below, is a great introduction into what we’ve been doing now for nearly seventeen years!