Wheelchair Project

Owner: District Wheelchair Project Committee


District 7570 Wheelchair Project 


Instructions for Club and Member Contributions

Thank you for the commitment of the Club and the members to support the Rotary District 7570 Wheelchair Project.  We will make a difference for many we will never meet.   To insure the accounting of the gifts and the recognition of the donors, we offer the following instructions for the contributions of the Club and Club members to be received by the District.   

  1.  Contributions received from members will be collected by the Club Treasurer.
    1. The checks will be made payable to the Club so that the treasurer may deposit and write one check for the total contribution to the District. 
    2. The Club Treasurer will record each gift on the Multiple Donor form for the District Wheelchair project (Found on the District web site).  
    3. For each contribution, the membership ID (obtained from the Club secretary or on the Club recognition summary) is listed with the name of the donor followed by the contribution amount. 
    4. Contributions from the Club may be recorded using the Club number as the membership ID and the Club name as the donor.  
    5. The Club Treasurer will write one check for the total Club contribution made payable to the Rotary District 7570 Wheelchair Fund
    6. The Club check stapled to the Multiple Donor Form with the total contribution should be mailed to:
    June Hall Long
    614 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    Salem, VA 24153
    1.  Be aware that the recognition points on the member’s record will not appear on the member’s recognition points summary until the Check is deposited and recorded with Rotary International.   This may take a couple of months.  
    2. The Rotary Foundation credit the appropriate number of recognition points of each donor toward a Paul Harris Fellow.
    3.  If you have any questions, please contact:
    June Hall Long
    Thank you for your service to your Club and to this project.Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Inez Rodenburg Danville After-hours in Mexico

District 7570 gets Wheelchair matching Grant

Meet Juan, he is one of over 2000 people in the Caribbean and Central and South America with mobility issues you helped over the past seven years through the District 7570 Wheelchair program. He will be joining us at the District Conference. The Wheelchair Foundation has recently given District 7570 a $21,000 matching grant to provide a container of wheelchairs. When matched the total project will provide 280 wheelchairs for those in need. The program will work through a Rotary club in the country to receive the wheelchairs. They will be responsible for in country logistics and identifying people who need the wheelchairs. Rotarians from our district will be invited to fly to the designated country and participate in the distribution of the wheelchairs.

Donations are tax deductible to individuals; however, since the program does not go through the Rotary Foundation there are no Paul Harris credits.

Contributions can be sent to the district treasurer or made online through The Wheelchair Foundation website.

Go to
www.wheelchairfoundation.org then click “give” then “online donation” then “Donate to” select “Rotary Dist. 7570 Wheelchair Project.

A donating of $75 will provided a wheelchair and give the “gift of mobility” to people like Juan.
District 7570 receives $21,000 matching grant from The Wheelchair Foundation.

Visit our booth at the District Conference and meet Juan.


Rick King was the RI Pres when Rotary got involved with the Wheelchair foundation