VIQ: Wheelchair of Hope addresses mobility issues

Wheelchair of Hope Foundation is a registered not-profit organization. The organization was founded by John Cairns in April 2014 and overseen by a group of volunteer board of directors.
Their mission is to raise awareness toward mobility, social upward mobility and dignity of social inclusivity. Wheelchair of Hope Foundation operates through the generosity of individuals and community organizations who donate select mobility devices such as power wheelchairs, manual chairs and scooters. The mobility devices are then vetted through the foundation at no cost to individuals who otherwise would not have the resources to purchase on their own.
Over the past two years the foundation has received numerous donations of mobile devices and vetted devices to individuals in the community. The generosity of the community is outstanding. Individuals in need of a device are encouraged to contact the foundation for completed details.
On August 1, 2016 John will begin his journey up Mount Kilimanjaro. The event, Climb for Mobility, purpose is to raise awareness and support of the foundation.
Access to proper mobility devices change lives, open doors and improve the overall health of individuals.
To learn more or to get involved, like the Wheelchair of Hope Foundation page on Facebook or visit http://wheelchairofhope.ca.
Volunteer opportunities to choose from this week include:
• Canadian Cancer Society requires volunteers for their Grapes of Wrath event on September 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Prince Edward County to assist with activities such as parking, setting up and supervising obstacles, water stations and more.
• Food for Learning is actively seeking volunteers for their breakfast, lunch and snack programs at a variety of public and high school throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties. Volunteers prepare food, serve students and clean up. Volunteer at a school that is conveniently located to you.
• QHC Belleville, Trenton, Picton auxiliaries are seeking volunteers for all areas of the hospitals. You can provide information at a kiosk, volunteer in the café, gift shop or corner store, or provide patient assistance or companionship in one of the many departments in the hospitals.
• Highland Shores CAS is seeking volunteer drivers who reside in the Marmora to Tweed corridor, or live in Picton or Bloomfield to provide safe transportation of Highland shore clients to essential programs and services. Drivers need to be available Monday thru Friday, morning, afternoon or evening with occasional weekend requests. Reimbursement is provided.

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