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Wheelchairs For Kids International

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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: Wfiks mission for 2017 was to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to receive a free wheelchair. In providing 30 pediatric wheelchairs to kids in guatemala, we achieved our purpose for the year.

Programs: Wfki traveled in august 2017 to xenacoj,guatemala to provide wheelchairs for 30 children with disabilities, which is our stated purpose. These children come from very poor families living in grass and scrap-metal huts with little protection from the elements. We gave them warm blankets donated by church ladies from texas who hand-quilted them specifically to keep the children warm on cold winter nights. With the wheelchairs, the children can attend school for the first time. Also being up off the ground, they will not have to drag themselves through the dirt and filth, improving their health and longevity. During the distribution, we also provided dental teeth cleaning and evaluation.

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