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OCS Donates 20 Wheelchairs to Wheelchairs For Kids

OCS Team

OCS Team

23 May, 2024

OCS Donates 20 Wheelchairs to Wheelchairs For Kids

In early May, our OCS team in Western Australia donated 20 wheelchairs to the Wheelchairs for Kids headquarters in Wangara WA. These wheelchairs are now on their way to Zambia, ready to transform the lives of children in need.

After completing a Passengers with Restricted Mobility contract (PRM), our team found themselves left with several wheelchairs needing to find new homes. Thanks to our valuable connections at the Wanneroo Business Association, we were able to ensure these wheelchairs would reach children who needed them most.

Wheelchairs for Kids is a volunteer-driven not-for-profit organisation dedicated to bringing the transformative gift of mobility to children in impoverished and under-resourced communities both in Australia and around the globe.

Wheelchairs don’t just provide mobility – they provide lifelong empowerment. With improved access to education, better health outcomes, and enriched social connections, wheelchairs lay the foundation for a fulfilling life—privileges many of us take for granted. Wheelchairs for Kids has delivered this life-changing gift to over 50,000 children across 90 countries, restoring dignity, hope, and independence to the world’s most vulnerable.

Children living with a disability are among the most marginalised groups in the world. Without adequate medical care and equipment, they face an even greater burden. However, numerous studies have highlighted the positive and long-lasting benefits of providing wheelchairs, including:

  • Increased life expectancy
  • Easier access to healthcare, food and water
  • Broadened employment opportunities
  • Empowering parents to work and contribute to family and village income
  • Improved social integration and overall life satisfaction
  • Improved respiration and digestion, slowing the progression of deformities

Since 1998, Wheelchairs for Kids has tirelessly worked to deliver the life-changing gift of mobility to the world’s most underprivileged regions. In Zambia alone, they have donated 1,003 wheelchairs, with an additional 20 from OCS about to make their journey, continuing this incredible mission!

Since then, we are delighted to share that an additional 18 wheelchairs have been donated – making it a total of 38 chairs!

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