There is nothing more rewarding than having the opportunity to provide mobility and hope for children with disabilities in less-resourced countries. Reach Out and Care Wheels (ROC Wheels) is based in Bozeman, Montana and is a 501 (c)(3) faith-based non-profit organization. We begin by helping equip people here at home to reach out and care to those less fortunate than they are. Our mission is not only to deliver wheelchairs, which provide freedom of mobility, but ultimately to help empower wheelchair recipients, their families, and the community to become more sustainable in providing continuing care to people with disabilities in their country.
ROC Wheels helps design, develop, and fit each wheelchair to individuals so they can function to the best of their ability. In order to better serve these people, we network with other individuals and organizations to help provide a more complete range of services. We realize the right wheelchair helps a person gain independence, interact with their peers and become a more active member of their community.
In addition, ROC Wheels:
Helps local youth to participate in service learning, social entrepreneurship, and assembly and distribution of pediatric wheelchairs
Supports the development of wheelchair manufacturing facilities in the developing nations
Provides services and support for people suffering from addictions and those dealing with PTSD to experience the healing power of helping
Teaches parents and local specialists about proper seating and positioning
Empowers local in-country organizations to provide services for people with
disabilities, including physical therapy, medical treatment, ongoing adjustments and maintenance of wheelchairs
To mobilize people with disabilities in developing countries and to foster partnerships through ministry, youth empowerment, wheelchair distributions, manufacturing opportunities, product development, and educational growth.