LDS Philanthropies
1450 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84604
801-356-5300
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What is LDS Philanthropies?

Wheelchairs

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20 million disabled people need wheelchairs but cannot obtain one. Humanitarian Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who operates LDS Charities, provides wheelchairs and walking aids to those in need who cannot afford one. The recipient’s mobility, employability, and independence are greatly increased.

Last year, Humanitarian Services provided wheelchairs to 55,000 people in 48 countries. They included 430 wheelchairs to Kazakhstan, 1,484 wheelchairs to Vietnam, and 330 wheelchairs to Madagascar.

One hundred percent of every dollar donated is used to help those in need without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin.

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Note: Dark areas on the map represent those countries receiving wheelchair aid.

 

Wheelchair Initiative News


    • March 1 is International Wheelchair Day

      March 1 is International Wheelchair Day. One of the global initiatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Wheelchair Training and Distribution. LDS Charities, the social arm of the Church has been engaged in wheelchair distribution for 10 years.
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      Riqui's Wheelchair

      Video: Riqui traveled eight-kilometers twice each day in a broken wheelchair. See how a brand-new rugged wheelchair donated through LDS Charities changed his life.
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