Last week, we were about $3,000 short of the goal of $11,840 - as each wheelchair costs $59.20 to manufacture and deliver to some of the most remote corners of the globe. These chairs are provided at absolutely no cost to the recipient.
As of earlier this week, with an extremely generous donation we have hit the mark of being able to donate 200 wheelchairs to 200 unique people who would otherwise have no mobility. I would like to share what the anonymous donor shared with me:
Thank you for opening my eyes to this charity. You know how much I enjoy running and forget that its a gift to be able to just walk down the stairs to fill up my coffee cup.109 different people donated to help make this goal possible - many of which didn't know of this need or this charity before. The magnitude of being a small part of lifting, blessing, and transforming 200 lives touches me deeply and inspires me to want to continue to draw awareness for this cause.
If you are interested, check out the Free Wheelchair Mission's Christmas video to see the kind of transformation our hard work has made possible in the lives of 200 people:
As the Christmas holiday quickly approaches and we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, please consider checking out the Free Wheelchair Missions' Christmas program page at: http://www.joytotheworld2010.org/.