Home Integrity & Wheelchairs For Kids
Wheelchairs Donated by Home Integrity
Wheelchairs are desperately needed for millions of severely disabled children in under-resourced countries of the world. Wheelchairs For Kids (WFK) is an organisation whose mission is to manufacture and distribute wheelchairs to some of these children. Many of Perth’s most dedicated retirees work tirelessly in their Wangara factory to manufacture more than 300 wheelchairs a month.
For every $200 donated in support of the Wheelchairs For Kids program, a child gains a new wheelchair giving him or her this new experience of freedom of mobility for the first time in their life, and often easing the burden for personal carers.
Earlier this year, Home Integrity donated their 100th wheelchair since this partnership began in August 2019. By donating $25 for every Pre-Purchase Inspection referral we receive, we have been able to help children in need all around the world, and our supportive community is part of this story. We are incredibly thankful to have this opportunity to live our value of Empathy each and every day.
Wheelchairs For Kids is made up of a group of retired volunteer members of the Perth metropolitan community in Western Australia. It is a totally volunteer based organisation with no paid staff.
It is financed entirely from funds donated by members of the community, many different philanthropic individuals, businesses, clubs, schools, and government bodies.
Approximately 340 wheelchairs are produced every month (approximately 3,550 per year) and they are then distributed worldwide to these needy children. These wheelchairs are locally designed specifically to conform with World Health Organisation guidelines. They are built specially for rough terrain, adjustable for the child’s size, with postural supports, head rest, harness, a waterproof cushion, tray, tool kit, plus a knee rug, and a knitted toy.
On delivery of the chairs to the receiving sites, agency and hospital personnel, therapists and individuals are involved in providing therapy in the field to ensure each ‘chair is correctly adjusted and fitted to the receiving child to ensure they are comfortable in their new chair.
If you would like to donate to this incredible charity, please visit the Wheelchairs For Kids website.