WHEELCHAIRS FOR KIDS Inc. According to United Nations World Health estimates, wheelchairs are desperately needed around the world for millions of severely disabled children throughout under-resourced countries of the world.
Wheelchairs for Kids (WFK) is an organisation whose mission is to manufacture and distribute wheelchair’s to some of these children assisting them with the means to raise them off the ground from where they are presently confined, and gain a new level of freedom and mobility.
every wheelchair supplied by WFK makes an enormous difference for one needy child.
WFK is made up of a group of retired volunteer members of the Perth (WA) metropolitan community.
It is a totally volunteer based organisation with no paid staff.
It is financed entirely from funds donated by members of the community, many different philanthropic individuals & organisations.
Approximately 340 wheelchairs are produced every month (approximately 3550 per year) and they are then distributed worldwide to these needy children.
These wheelchairs are built specially for rough terrain, adjustable for the child’s size, with postural supports, head rest, harness, a waterproof cushion, tray, tool kit, plus a knee rug, and a knitted toy.
For every $200 donated in support of the WFK program, a child gains a new wheelchair giving him or her this new experience of freedom of mobility for the first time in their life, and often easing the burden for personal carers.
For more details please visit the WFK website at https://wheelchairsforkids.org/about-us/history/