Saturday, April 6, 2013

Wheelchairs 4 Kids

Madeline Robinson is a mover and a shaker - working to get kids wheelchairs and mobility equipment.  Her organization is one I'm happy to support in a blog post today.

Wheelchairs 4 Kids is located in Tarpon Springs, where Madeline has worked for nonprofits helping kids. After seeing so much of their equipment with duct tape and wondering why no one was helping these children and families get equipment, she decided to set up a home office in 2011 to do just that. In December she moved her office to a strip mall.

Referrals poured in from other agencies and nonprofits for wheelchairs, gait trainers and adaptive bicycles for children, as well as vehicle and home modifications.   Her efforts are aimed at raising money through fundraising events and outreach and discounting items that are needed, as well as obtaining grants.  Madeline also plans numerous outings for children she helps, including aquariums and baseball games.

The video shows Nolan receiving his wheelchair:



If you'd like to help or need assistance:

You can reach Wheelchairs 4 Kids online at  wheelchairs4kids.org.  or write, call or email to:

Wheelchairs 4 Kids

1976 S. Pinellas Ave.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
727-946-0963
Info@wheelchairs4kids.org

2 comments:

william Peace said...

Looks like a great organization. I hate to be Debbie Downer but I object to a health care system that would allow this to happen. I object that the health insurance dictate what the wheelchair market place produces.

Ruth said...

I agree with you, Bill.