Tuesday, January 29, 2013

HAITI :: 1/5th of the way there!

Beautiful Diana in her Red Thread wheelchair!
While it may be an unlikely name for a blog post, it couldn't be more true today. We are 1/5th of way to funding a full container of All Terrain Wheelchairs (ATWs) for Haiti and we couldn't be more thrilled! 

Yesterday we received a $7,000 grant from the Lukens Fund of The Columbus Foundation toward this project. We are so grateful for this amazing gift! When added to the funds already received for the wheelchairs, we now have over $10,000 designated specifically to Haiti.

A full container holds 100 - 120 ATWs (depending on the wheelchair sizes specified). This comes at a total price of $45,000—approximately $350 per chair—which, in the world of specialty wheelchairs, is extremely reasonable. Yet, as we have shown in previous blog posts, the chairs are durable and easy to maintain and repair. We continue to check up on the chairs with each trip to Haiti, bringing replacement parts as necessary to keep the chairs in good working condition for years.

It is your generosity that has helped us come this far and your continued support that will allow us to completely fund a full container—a container that will change the lives of many Haitians with disabilities, like Diana, one of our first wheelchair recipients. 

Please consider sharing this project with your co-workers, friends and family as we can make a difference together! As always, donations can be made via PayPal or check. All info is in the right sidebar.

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