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Jeff and David BehringDear Friends,

As many of you are probably aware, we sadly lost the founder and visionary of the Wheelchair Foundation, Ken Behring, in late June. My father launched the Foundation nineteen years ago in order to provide mobility to people across the globe. He met with countless world leaders to enlist their support in helping the physically disabled in their countries. Ken was largely responsible for making it possible for over 1,100,000 people to receive the special gift of a wheelchair.

My brother Jeff and I accompanied our father on many distribution trips and were always inspired by his compassion and dedication. We saw him in action with President Vicente Fox and his wife giving away 800 wheelchairs in a long but emotional day in Mexico City. Several years later my mother, Jeff and I joined him in Tangshan, China for the largest distribution in one day in history- 1000 wheelchairs! After the dignitary speeches were finished, Ken stepped off the stage and proceeded to “meet and greet” every recipient and their families, which was one of his trademarks. We knew that would take an entire day, so each of us divided up the crowd into quadrants and took responsibility for greeting 250 people. My father also wanted to teach his grandchildren about helping others and took them on wheelchair distributions to Mexico during Christmas and China during Thanksgiving. Ken felt that it was paramount to instill the philanthropic spirit into kids at an early age and he always loved to hear about school children raising funds to help those less fortunate.

My brother Jeff and I, along with our dedicated staff and volunteers at the Wheelchair Foundation, pledge to carry on Ken Behring’s mission of helping as many physically disabled people as possible. We have achieved a tremendous amount of success but there are still 99 million people out there that need the gift of mobility. We hope you can join us in continuing my father’s dream.

Give the Gift of Mobility this holiday season by dedicating gifts to your friends and family and sponsoring wheelchairs in the name, honor or memory of someone you love. For your donation of $150, you will receive a beautiful presentation folder with a photo of a recipient, and a personalized certificate thanking or honoring that special person in your life.

Donations in any dollar amount help change the lives of those who are less fortunate and in need of mobility.

With your gift of $100 or more, we will send you a red triple function pen with flashlight and stylus to remind you throughout the year of your generous donation.

As an additional token of our appreciation, with your donation of $500 or more, we will include our aluminum constructed, Tomahawk Safety Flashlight.

No shopping, wrapping or shipping! Simply call us directly at 877.378.3839, donate online through our website (www.wheelchairfoundation.org), or use the enclosed envelope to donate by mail. Please make your donations by December 10th to allow sufficient time for us to prepare and mail your customized presentation folders.

Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,

David E. Behring
President

23 replies
  1. Deltresa Smith
    Deltresa Smith says:

    I have a new barely used motorized wheelchair we are trying to donate, to someone who really needs it. We tried to give back to VA but they won’t take it.Please email me for details if interested we need it picked up ASAP.

    Reply
  2. Nick Potenziani
    Nick Potenziani says:

    Hi
    I have a jazzy 600 power wheelchair to donate
    Will need to e picked up at my house in Newtown.

    I am in Newtown ct 06470.
    Please let me know if you are interested

    Reply
  3. Hope Rogers
    Hope Rogers says:

    I have 2 wheels chairs 2 moter chairs n a walker n crunchers if your are interested let me no
    Hope Roger’s 312-907-7330 Donation for people who can use them

    Reply
  4. Judy Sepeda
    Judy Sepeda says:

    I have a few wheel chairs, a potty chair, and a standing frame my son no longer fits. Could you or any other foundation use them to help someone else?

    Reply
    • dcox
      dcox says:

      Hello,
      We are unable to accept donations of used durable medical equipment. Mostly for liability reasons here in the United States, but due to power compatibility and service issues overseas, typically there are no parts or ability to get anything serviced in the developing world.

      Reply
  5. Ken
    Ken says:

    I am seeking a way to assist a senior gentleman who is an amputee to obtain a power wheel chair. He “walks” several city blocks to get a meal each week from our feeding ministry, no matter the weather, on his crutches. Is there a way to connect him to your ministry so that he can be helped. He receives Medicaid. I am not sure why they have not helped him with this, and don’t know how to advocate for him.

    Reply
    • dcox
      dcox says:

      Hello and thank you for your message. Wheelchair Foundation provides manual wheelchairs and unfortunately, we don’t have access to powered ones. If a manual wheelchair is an option, then please send your request via email to info@wheelchairfoundation.org and one of our team members will contact you directly.

      Reply
  6. Antone Thatcher
    Antone Thatcher says:

    I have a Hoveround power chair in used condition. I wish to donate it as I just got a new one and I do not need two power chairs in my home. Please contact me at the email address I’ve provided. Thank you.

    Antone Thatcher

    Reply
    • dcox
      dcox says:

      Hello,
      We are unable to accept donations of used durable medical equipment. Mostly for liability reasons here in the United States, but due to power compatibility and service issues overseas, typically there are no parts or ability to get anything serviced in the developing world.

      Reply

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