How Our All Terrain Wheelchairs Are Empowering People With Disabilities How Our All Terrain Wheelchairs Are Empowering People With Disabilities
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How Our All Terrain Wheelchairs Are Empowering People With Disabilities

by Sonya Yencer

June 11, 2013

Yolen, a new recipient of one of our all terrain wheelchairs

Ultimately, our goal is to bring communities together, where everyone is viewed with dignity. We not only provide wheelchairs for individuals in need, but also model respectful and inclusive behavior toward people with disabilities. The Red Thread Promise actively discusses discrimination issues with Haitian businesses, governmental entities and other NGOs working in Haiti, encouraging the implementation of anti-discrimination strategies in Haitian society since 2009. Fortunately, on March 13, 2012, the Haitian Senate passed the Law on the Integration of Disabled Persons, which was the first of its kind in the country.

In July 2013, we will be bringing 50 PWDs to a beach resort in Montrious, Haiti for summer camp. Our team has been working with hotel management to build wheelchair ramps and widen doorways for wheelchair access into all areas of the resort. Management has even requested several of our all-terrain wheelchairs for use with future guests.

We will continue to work in Haiti and other countries providing mobility for years to come. However, in order to offer a long-term impact, especially to our current program in Haiti, we’d love your support. Help us empower PWDs by giving them the opportunity to be more mobile and independent. Consider donating to our GlobalGiving campaign or directly through our site.

You can support this project on GlobalGiving. For a limited time, our friends at Global Giving are offering $25 gift codes to new GOOD Magazine subscribers which you can use to fund these projects. Subscribe at subscribe.good.is and use the code GGIVING25.

This project was featured in Push for Good —our guide to crowdfunding creative progress.


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