AHRI
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

Wheelchairs for the World


Monday, 25th September 2000 at 12:09 pm
Staff Reporter
American property developer, Kenneth Behring has pledged $15 million to a new international effort to deliver one million wheelchairs around the world by 2005. Behring’s effort has been organised through his newly established Wheelchairs for…

Monday, 25th September 2000
at 12:09 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Wheelchairs for the World
Monday, 25th September 2000 at 12:09 pm

American property developer, Kenneth Behring has pledged $15 million to a new international effort to deliver one million wheelchairs around the world by 2005.

Behring’s effort has been organised through his newly established Wheelchairs for the World Foundation which is dedicated to providing wheelchairs to men, women and children around the world who cannot afford them.

The Foundation estimates that there are 20 million people needing wheelchairs but don’t have access to one.

The initial funds will help deliver an estimated 30,000 wheelchairs to groups in 58 countries.

Behring’s goal is to raise another $150 million over the next five years and he says he will be going into the boardrooms, foundation offices and homes of wealthy individuals and asking for their help.

For more on how Ken hopes to bring mobility to millions check out his web site at www.wheelchairsfortheworld.org.




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Tags : Fundraising,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Moby Records Are Music to Charity’s Ears

Wendy Williams

Friday, 6th July 2018 at 3:10 pm

Australia Gets First Blockchain Charity

Wendy Williams

Wednesday, 4th July 2018 at 5:07 pm

Take Heart, Charity Stunts Can Make CEOs Better People

Contributor

Thursday, 21st June 2018 at 5:13 pm

Senate Approves Inquiry into Charity Fundraising

Wendy Williams

Wednesday, 20th June 2018 at 5:21 pm

POPULAR

Man Battling Cancer and Centrelink Raises Social Media Storm

Paul Carter

Tuesday, 10th July 2018 at 12:42 pm

Shorten and Abbott Defend Catholics Against ACNC Probe

Luke Michael

Monday, 16th July 2018 at 4:25 pm

New Research Looks to Improve Disability Employment Rate

Luke Michael

Monday, 9th July 2018 at 2:35 pm

Study Suggests Cooperatives Could Hold Key to Fixing Housing Crisis

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 11th July 2018 at 3:08 pm

AHRI
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!