The Rotaract Club at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a project that will change the lives of many people who live in the Ivory Coast - wheelchairs for polio survivors. $150 is all it takes to purchase one wheelchair. If each Club in Rotary District 5650 could purchase just one wheelchair - for $150 - the goal can be met!

UNL Rotaract is raising money to purchase and deliver 120 wheelchairs to survivors of Polio in that region.

Working with The Canadian Wheelchair Foundation they need  to purchase a half-sized shipping container and, in turn, they will help deliver and fit the chairs at no extra cost.

UNL Rotaract members are already working with the Rotary Clubs in Abidjan. They have delivered a wheelchair to prove the connections will work. To date, they have collected $12,000 of the $18,000 needed from fundraisers and contributions from the Lincoln Rotary and Rotaract Clubs and members.

Their hope is to deliver the wheelchairs by the summer of 2020.

$150 is all it takes to purchase one wheelchair. If each Club in Rotary District 5650 could purchase just one wheelchair - for $150 - the goal can be met.

A former member of UNL Rotaract - Koko - is from the Ivory Coast and a polio survivor. He tells the story of how getting a wheelchair changed his life. Read the story - click here.
 
If you would like to support this cause you can contact the Rotaract liaison - Keith - click here.
 
Mail donations to:
Lincoln Rotary 14 Foundation (put Rotaract Wheelchairs in the memo line)
PO Box 83843
Lincoln NE 68501