The Global Wheelchair Mission purchases wheelchairs in bulk and delivers them by sea containers around the world.
They are distributed with the help of numerous non-governmental organizations, Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis Clubs, and now the Knights of Columbus. Our council raises funds to give wheelchairs to veterans. This year we were able to provide 34 wheelchairs thanks to the generosity of the parishioners of St. Mary’s by the Sea.
In 2003, the Knights of Columbus began participating in the Global Wheelchair Mission and sponsored 2,000 wheelchairs to be distributed in Afghanistan. Since then, Knights in the U.S. and Canada have sponsored the distribution of some 53,000 wheelchairs in Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Panama, the Philippines, Poland, the United States and Vietnam.
For every donation of $150 received by the Global Wheelchair Mission, it can deliver a brand new wheelchair which would cost over $500 in a medical supply store.
CLICK HERE for Supreme Reporting Form for Global Wheelchair Mission. Go to bottom of page.