Posted by Grant Klaaysen, Rotary Club of Casey
 
Wheelchairs For Kids has the objective of providing wheelchairs to families with disabled children living in developing nations - it was establised by the Rotary Club of Scarborough in Western Australia.  At the latest count, 52,500 wheelchairs have been provided free of charge and delivered via disability centres in the home countries.  Because WFK operates totally with volunteers, each wheelchair is provided at a cost of only $250 - details of the fully adjustable wheelchair and examples of recipient children can be found at wheelchairsforkids.org or by contacting Grant Klaaysen from the Rotary Club of Casey grant@klaaysen.com.au
WFK is seeking to partner with clubs in District 9820 for fundraising, awareness, and other support - one of the main ways clubs can assist it by hosting a Wheelathon.
 
Wheelchair Wheel-a-thon
WFK can be a local Youth Project when fundraising is combined via a Wheelchair Wheelathon.  WFK in Melbourne is very happy to assist any Victorian school and their student leadership group to run an international aid project that will have a great impact.  The concept is an outdoor fun activity where students are riding in wheelchairs that are being pushed by other students.  The students will have pre-arranged sponsorship from their families and friends.  The objective is that each grade is targeting $250 to cover cost of one wheelchair but the underlying priority is the message where our children are changing the life of others less fortunate living in countries where they might never have an opportunity in life if they don’t ever get a wheelchair
To see a video from a recent school wheelathon click here
 
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