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American Wheelchair Mission



The American Wheelchair Mission is a non-profit organization with a goal to deliver brand new, free wheelchairs and mobility aids to physically disabled children, teens and adults throughout the world who are without mobility or the means to acquire a wheelchair. The American Wheelchair Mission will continue to change the lives of entire families with the gifts of hope, dignity, freedom and independence.

You can help us change lives with the Gift of Mobility!

As we travel around the world delivering wheelchairs, we change lives in an immediate and tangible way. Children can go to school for the first time because they received a wheelchair. Adults can go to work to provide for their families, and the elderly can get out of a bed they may have been confined to for years. The joy of spending time outside with family and friends, or just sitting in the sun are gifts we can bring into the hearts of so many... so easily. We are answering the prayers of entire families with gift of mobility.

Monetary donations can be sent to:
American Wheelchair Mission
2600 E. Seltice Way #A172
Post Falls, ID 83854

The brand new wheelchairs we deliver would sell for $500 in a medical supply store, but we purchase them by sea containers of 100 to 280 wheelchairs, deliver them directly to the country of destination and can do this for an average of only $150 per wheelchair

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Christopher J. Lewis,
President and Chairman of the Board

His father, Jerry Lewis, was the number one box office star in the world, and had just completed his first 8-hour televised “Marathon” to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Chris became involved in the fundraising effort early in life, and has worked on the MDA Labor Day Telethon since 1972.

He spent years handling his father’s film and television distribution, then came the opportunity to help create a worldwide wheelchair delivery mission. Working with other organizations, Chris helped to create and sustain a philanthropic mission which delivered over 760,000 wheelchairs to people in more than 150 countries. Chris has now created the American Wheelchair Mission to expand the outreach worldwide.

He is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles and lives in Henderson, Nevada. clewis@amwheelchair.org