Since 2003, the Rotary Club of Springdale and Rotary District 6110 have been involved in purchasing and delivering wheelchairs around the world to those that need a wheelchair and cannot get one. Since we started this project, we have been able to purchase over 10,000 wheelchairs to provide mobility to those in need.
There are a lot of things that we take for granted, such as pre-natal care, and technological advancements, that are not as common elsewhere in the world. The results are birth defects, and disabilities among children and adults. Each year club members, at their own expense, help deliver the chairs to people in a different city. We have been able to have distribution trips to over 20 locations in Mexico and Central America to personally see the miracle of mobility in action. We have also been able to provide wheelchairs to those in need here in Springdale and Northwest Arkansas.
Each chair costs $150.00, and Springdale Rotarians conduct an annual campaign to help raise money for this project. Each wheelchair affects the lives of more than 10 people who support the mobility-challenged individual; over 100,000 people have benefitted from this gift of mobility.
We are currently in the process of planning a trip to Mexico City in the spring of 2022 and any Rotarian is invited to go. Just as a reminder, you can change a life and the lives of those around the recipient for $150. What a deal!!!
Click HERE to support the Rotary Club of Springdale's 2021 Wheelchair Drive and change lives!