The Rotary club of Wonthaggi donates each year to Wheelchairs for Kids, a project of the Rotary Club of Scarborough, WA. Since 1998, this project has sent over 37,000 wheelchairs overseas to help disabled children in third world countries. According to United Nations World Health estimates, wheelchairs are desperately needed around the world for millions of severely disabled children throughout 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 assisting them with the means to raise them off the ground from where they are presently confined, and gain a new level of freedom and mobility.
Approximately 340 wheelchairs are produced every month (approximately 3550 per year) and they are then subsequently distributed world wide to these needy children. These wheelchairs are locally designed specifically to conform with WHO 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.